Ruf Something Or Other For Sale – 1980 Porsche 930

So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have.  Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.

What level of tune, I have no idea.  CTR?  BTR?  Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.

1980 Ruf Porsche 930 For Sale:

From the seller –

“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”

What?  I am not even sure what this means.  My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed.  This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR.  Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k.  This is a very nice car and very very fast.  Probably a $50k car all day long.

You know what would be nice, some more detail.  I hate having to guess at what we are looking at.  But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on.  The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.

Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions.  The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.

Be careful out there!

~Aaron.

 

400 horsepower matte black 1979 Porsche 930

This Porsche caught my eye because of its stovepipe black finish. It gives us an opportunity to ask our readers about their opinions on this trend. Some love this look others think it is better sticking on the stove than on vehicles.

The matte look has seen a surge in popularity lately. Once reserved for the rat rod crowd, now we have manufacturers offering matte finishes direct from the factory, take BMW’s “frozen” paint jobs. I’m not sure it really belongs on a car like this Porsche, but this car still has the original black paint underneath the matte black wrap. Since this is a wrap an owner with a change of heart could peel off the wrap.

The car has some other things going for it, including a rebuild with upgraded parts on the engine that yield a claimed 400 ponies. The seller mentions upgrades to the turbo, intercooler, brakes, and exhaust, but doesn’t get too specific into manufacturer part numbers. 20″ staggered HRE rims are also on the car. The car has 13k on the rebuild, but actual mileage on the car is not listed. Depending how the car has been treated 13k miles may mean rebuild time again, more details are needed. The five point harness, and some other clues suggest possible track time.

The seller is asking $48,000, which he stands no chance of getting with such minimal details. Even with some more details that shed positive light on the car that ask is pretty high for a 79 930.

There is a beautiful Guards Red 930 Turbo for sale right now with much more history and detail, 50k miles and an ask of several thousand less. So perhaps some reader’s wish to do some digging on this unreflective black one and give a proper valuation.

400 horsepower matte black 1979 Porsche 930

~Evan

1986 Ruf BTR Porsche 911 Slantnose for sale

Seeing the RUF CTR2 in a Road & Track high-speed shootout in middle school ushered in a new era in my car appreciation – the tuner era. Now much more commonplace, I had never before seen the fantastic excesses of speed possible when aftermarket engineers set their sights on improving the best of the best. Ridiculous power is ubiquitous these days, but while many tuners have eschewed clean aero add-ons for the automotive equivalent of gaudy triple-E silicon implants, Alois Ruf has stayed classy through over three decades of Porsche tuning. Clean proprietary wheels are often the only exterior modification as Ruf lets his engine work do the talking. In the mid-80s, Ruf took the poster-star Slantnose 930 911 and worked his magic, ending up with 374 turbo-charged horses ready to lay waste to the all comers.

1986 Porsche 911 Ruf BTR Slantnose for sale on eBay

Not a lot of info on the listing, but three numbers seem the most important:

100 – The total number of Ruf BTRs produced
12,748 – The obscenely low mileage
123,900 – The asking price

It’s a shame this car has only traveled 13k miles, because I’m sure it’s a blast. It’s tough to judge the market for a car like this, but even with the low mileage and rarity, it seems priced a bit high. That said, the seller seems ready to wait to get their price, so more power to them in passing on this most rare of 911s.

-NR

My Kinda Porsche: 1979 930 Turbo

It’s taken me a while to really get into Porsches. I know that’s weird, especially for someone with an overall massive penchant for all Teutonic autos, but it just took me a while. Maybe it was my preference for the boxy shapes of 80s VWs, BMWs, and Audis, or perhaps it was the general association of the 911 as the go-to cliche sports car. Whatever the sickness was, I’ve been cured. I think the 964 cured me, and now I’m developing a healthy desire for nearly all generations. Still, the ubiquity of the Ultimate Sports Car can make it easy to zone out when perusing eBay’s Porsche section. Today’s cream-colored 930 Turbo jumped off the page at me, hitting all the right Porsche buttons for me.

The seller’s description:

Car Condition
Complete re-built engine and clutch by a certified Porsche mechanic, all doc’s available. Cross drilled 4-wheel disc brakes. 16″ forged Porsche wheels. 3.3 Liter 6-Cylinder Turbo engine. New Recaro black leather seats. Non-smoker. A Sports Car through and through with no gimmicks and no gadgets.

Exterior
Gorgeous overall condition. Body, Paint, Wheels, everything is in fantastic condition. Absolutely no rust anywhere on this vehicle and definitely a garage queen.

Interior
Gorgeous new Recaro black leather seats, all the power accessories work, including a CD player. The A/C is Ice Cold and the Heater works just as well..

Engine and Transmission
You turn the key and the vehicle comes to life almost immediately, give it a little gas feel the new clutch engage and the new re-built motor purr with no problems at all. Throughout all the gears this vehicle exhibits absolutely no problems, plenty of power and the race inspired brakes will not disappoint you either. This is a driving experience you will not forget. This is a fast car.

Misc.
Sacrifice – $60,000.00 plus has been invested in this vehicle. If you are looking for a good looking, great running, no issues fun car, this is it.

Fat fenders. Whale tail. Turbo lag. German car in white on black Fuchs. I’m sold. Bids starting at $20k with reserve on. If this is truly a hassle-free 3.3 Turbo, I think it can easily double that starting bid. With early 911 iterations a little too classic, and anything past the 964 a little too modern, the 930 strikes the happy medium for me with classic shape, scary speed, and the kind of dirty aggression that could only arise from the late 70s.

-NR

1987 930 Turbo w/ 2002 993 Body & 2006 engine

An interesting combo here that looks pretty good. The price isn’t cheap, but this machine clearly was built up to a fine standard.

A Protomotive tuned 2006 twin turbo 3.8 is dropped into the 1987 930 chassis and then draped in a 993 look widebody kit.

The seller is claiming 850 horsepower and 0-60 in under 3 seconds with a 210 MPH top speed. I’m sure this thing is fast, but I don’t know about 200 MPH fast.

The transmission has thankfully been uprated to handle the power.

Monster 19″x 14″ rear wheels with  355/20/19 rubber fill out the wheel arches.

$75,000 ask price. Despite all the work that has gone into this car I suspect that this price won’t be reached, you Porsche guys might have a better sense on the value of such a “hybrid.” Questionable vanity license plate not included.

~Evan

1976 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Euro spec

Somewhat unique Porsche here, a Euro 911 3.0 liter Carrera. The average car fan won’t distinguish this from other similar era 911 vehichles, but the Porscheophile will take note of the Euro bumpers and the Carrera 3.0 badge on the trunk. Car comes with Bosch CIS fuel injection and a limited slip diff for better drivability.

101,000 miles show this car was enjoyed. The previous owner was a Porsche mechanic. The seller lists a ton of replaced and rebuilt parts and judging from the fact the photos are taken in a Porsche junkyard I bet I know where many of those parts came from.

This is a nice looking ride with the polished Fuchs alloys setting off the red paint. The $35,000 ask price is probably playing up the rarity of this car a bit much, but hopefully there is some wiggle room in there from the seller.

~Evan

Two Ruf Turbo’s on eBay Right Now!

First up is an eBay listing for a . This car is advertised as 1 of 5 imported that year and a very low 12k miles! I’m a little late getting to this one, so bid soon 😉 ($39k reserve not met currently)

1986 Ruf Turbo 911 For Sale Slant Nose

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

This Porsche Ruf is an Autocheck certified car with only 12,152 actual miles!! This Ruf was stored by court order for ten years and it’s amazing condition shows! We contated the RUF Performace shop in exas and they confirmed that this car is authentic and an actual RUF model.

This extraordinary 1986 RUF Porsche 930 Turbo has been factory finished in gorgeous grey metallic with a supple tan leather interior. This car is equipped with some excellent features including:

*high performance 3.4 liter horizontally opposed 6 cylinder air cooled engine
*5-speed manual transmission
*high performance turbo
*enlarged high performance air to air intercooler
*high rear spoiler
*quad tip exhaust system
*fog lights
*massive air intakes
*Ruf front spoiler


My second pick for the night is this specification according to the listing. Current bid is $25k (reserve not met) with 5 days remaining.

1978 Porsche 930 Ruf For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

1978 Porsche 930 converted to Ruf 930 by Exclusive Motor Cars in New Jersey. Car is in truly immaculate condition – vehicle has 14,000 miles on odometer and a total of 67,000 miles on vehicle. The following was professionally installed or modified 13,000 miles ago, including a flawless better than factory repaint.

RUF Stage-1 BTR Engine (3.4 liter) 400 hp 400 ft lbs — RUF Twin Exhaust — Factory re-geared 5.12 rear end — RUF High Capacity Intercooler — RUF Front Spoiler with Fog Lights — RUF Rear Quarter Brake Vents — RUF Alloy Wheels (18 in) — Michelin Tires Pilot SX — RUF Suspension — RUF Boost Gauge with Telltale — Andial Manual Boost Control — Custom Three-Spoke Momo Leather Steering Wheel with Porsche Crest — RUF Speedometer — RUF Tachometer — Full Dashboard Gauges — Auxiliary Front Oil Cooler — Recaro Leather Sport Seats — Alan Johnson Center Console with extra gauges and cassette storage — Clifford Alarm System — H4 Headlights — Electric Windows — Factory Original Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio — Electric Antenna — Factory Automatic Heat Control System — Factory Air Conditioning with extra Vents and Larger output Compressor — Electric Sunroof — Original Body, Original Whale Tail — Triple Black — Passed New Jersey Inspection — Second Owner — Always Garaged

I’m personally digging the 78, though I’d probably go with the period correct Ruf rims of the day. Just saying…

dc

1985 930 & 1995 993 RUF BTR Porsche

Here are a pair of different generation RUF BTR models. We’ve had a BTR on this blog before, but who doesn’t love the high power, low weight combo these cars provide?


1985 RUF BTR1985 RUF BTR21985 RUF BTR31985 RUF BTR4

This is a collector opportunity with so little miles. You would like to image that the low miles would indicate a low likelihood of abuse. The car looks clean. The seller says he is the second owner and that he has all service, shipping, and original order documentation, which is nice. Car is up at $53,000 reserve not met.
From the seller the car includes:

* RUF BTR Engine Conversion
* 3.4 Liter Displacement
* RUF group “B” cams
* Twin intercooler conversion
* Tuned equal length stainless steel exhaust
* K-27 Turbocharger
* RUF 4-pipe turbomuffler
* Adjustable boost
* Ported & Polished heads with twin plug ignition
* RUF BTR suspension
* 10 speaker Nakamichi Stero with 480 watts of output
* RUF Speedline wheels (the real ones from Italy and not the Avus ones)
* RUF badges and steering wheels and RUF guages.


1995 RUF BTR1995 RUF BTR21995 RUF BTR31995 RUF BTR4

Ok, so calling a BTR custom is kind of redundant since most RUF cars are done to some sort of owner specs. This one however has some additional modifications that set it apart. First off this particular car was featured in Car and Driver magazine in May 1997. It also has some unique options from the factory, sunroof and rear seat delete. Post RUF conversion the owner added some interior treatments and Porsche Bi-Xenon headlights. The is being sold by RUF Auto Centre in Dallas, the ask is $89,900. They say they just finished a complete engine rebuild on the car.
From the seller the car includes:

* RUF BTR Engine Conversion
* RUF Tranmission upgrade
* RUF Coil Over Suspension
* RUF Brake Upgrade
* RUF 18″ Wheels
* RUF Strut Tower Brace
* RUF Pedal Set
* RUF Steering Wheel
* RUF Shift Knob
* RUF Door Sills
* Leather Covered Roll Bar

Maybe not a good bang for the buck ratio here, but certainly a ton of fun if you can afford it. The price is more reasonable if you aspire for the rarer things in life.

~Evan

A few nice custom 930 Porsches, sublime or ridiculous

****UPDATE**** 9/14/09
It was brought to our attention by a reader that the yellow widebody Porsche listed below has some discrepancies with VIN #s and seller legitimacy. If you see this Porsche listed proceed with care.

There is something about a 930 Porsche that just feels right. Nice proportions, fine performance, and fewer/simpler electronic gizmos than more modern 911s. They have that great Porsche sound. Really a work horse and driver’s car for the 80s Porsche enthusiast. I put 930 Porsche’s in that category of car that offers a pure driving experience in a package that begs to get out on the road rain or shine. Not quite the same as the new GT3 your neighbor owns that will never see its true potential as it only gets out of the garage on the trip to the golf course and even then only on cloudless days.

1984 Porsche 930 Gemballa fixer11984 Porsche 930 Gemballa fixer21984 Porsche 930 Gemballa fixer3

Prices seem very solid and stable for good 930s. This shows positively on how collectors view these models. $15k should get you an almost daily driver worthy Porsche, that you can enjoy most of the year (year round down south), and that you could probably sell in a few years for what you paid. The $25k ask for this Gemballa in need of work seems a bit high, particularly when for a tick over $20k and a Strosek bodied 1986 sold at $20k. 1977 Porsche 930 slantnose1986 Porsche 930 Strosek

eBay is notorious for making it hard to sell damaged cars for decent prices. An auction format is supposed to show true market value, but I rarely see auctions for damaged cars like this, that have a seller’s reserve actually complete successfully. On the other hand someone else is out there asking .

1985 Porsche 930 Turbo Widebody

1985 Porsche 930 Turbo Widebody1

Along the lines of the Flachbau or slantnose, you have to admire a car company that offered the option to the customer to completely alter the appearance of their car straight from the factory. This one with a widebody kit is bid up to $15k and it sure is wide. I hope the spindles are strong enough to take such a wide stance, with 50k on the clock I’d say things are ok. From the seller:

1985 PORSCHE TURBO 935 GAMBELLA [sic] SLANT NOSE , CARBON FIBER WING, KINISES WHEELS, MICHELIN PILOTS, KOKELN TURBO, KOKELN INTERCOOLER, 500 HP, CUSTOM YELLOW INTERIOR, THE WIDEST , COOLEST , TURBO I’VE EVER SEEN, FAST!! SHOW WINNER!!

Do you have other examples of German models that offered such dramatic bodystyle changes as factory options? BMW should have provided an option to de-Bangleify the E65 7 series.

1978 Porsche Kremer Turbo 3.5L

1978 Porsche 930 Turbo

And finally at the uber high end of the spectrum is this listing at $99,500 from Windsor Specialty Auto Sales in California. The car is also listed in Hemmings. From the seller:

This 1978 Porsche Turbo started as an early 3.3L, made its way to DP Motorsports where it received a body, and to Kremer for some minor modifications and badging. Because this is an early car, it
is likely to be one of the first to get the Kremer/DP Motorsports “treatment”. The car has extensive modifications (see below) by S-Car-Racing that raise output to about 550 HP. It is being
offered as a track or show car.

The seller states they will ad more photos, I hope they do, I’d love to peek at the engine. I’m sure photos can be furnished for you serious buyers out there.

~Evan

Wanted: Ruf 6 Speed Transmission for Porsche 930

I got a note from a reader asking for help in locating a Ruf transmission for his Porsche 930:

i just did my engine i upgraded to a ruf 3.4 twin plug on my 1988 930 turbo i was running the stock 3.3 but i had some bolt on power such as a k 29 turbo and a kokelin inter cooler and b&b exhaust with headers i love my upgrade but as you know the weekest link is the stock 4 spd transmission my engine wants more i am very serious on a ruf 6 spd transmission i can not locate one please help me porsches forever its in our blood thank you

Sounds like a helluva setup! Here are pictures of his Turbo:

Porsche 93002-18-09_1427

Help out a fellow enthusiast! Anyone have suggestions on where you would even start to look for something like this? Leave a note in the comments. Good luck James!

dc