The Real Deal: 1989 Ruf CTR Yellow Bird

We have featured several Ruf tribute cars over the years.  Even several Ruf built cars that have been tuned in the states.  What we have here is the only lightweight Ruf built CTR imported to the states.  Weighing about as much as a Miata this CTR packs 525 horsepower which carries this rocket to a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

If that sounds like a street legal race car it is, complete with a cage and all the trappings of racecardom.

Read on…

1989 Ruf CTR Yellow Bird:

Not sure what you could say about this car that we have not read over the past 23 years but here you go –

“The ONE OWNER car you see here is 1 of only 6 Aluminum LIGHTWEIGHT Street/Track RUF CTR YellowBirds created!  22 additional all steel versions were built.  Tipping the scales at just 2,520 lbs., you are looking at the LIGHTEST CTR on the planet!  This is the ONLY RUF CTR YellowBird created for importation into the United States.  It was the recent cover feature of “9” Magazine.  The car is exquisite in every way and in top mechanical and cosmetic condition. It has been maintained by the professional team of Porsche experts at the 901 shop.  This car is truly one of a kind and is being offered for sale to the discerning Porsche Collector for the very first time!”

That’s right, 1 of 6 aluminum CTR cars ever created.  The BTR will cars fetch anywhere between $60-$75k.  While the $279k asking price is steep, cars like this are hard to price.  My guess is this one will come down in price until it finds a buyer, maybe somewhere in the $175k-$200k range.  That person will have to be a collector as this car will never see a day of track time or a run to Walmart.  Iconic cars like this will always be in demand and deserve an owner that will ensure they are cared for in such a way to preserve their history.

~Aaron.

2007 Porsche Targa 4S Offered by EuroWerkz

In 1999, Porsche revamped the 911 with the new 996 model. This new model was the biggest departure yet from the original 911 formula. Gone was the air-cooled flat six engine, in its place a water-cooled flat six developed to meet noise and emissions standards. In addition, the headlights were transformed into a more ovoid shape with integrated signal and fog lamps. Derided to this day by hardcore Porschephiles, they have never escaped from the shadow of the almighty 993, the last of the air-cooled Porsches. Resale values have reflected this sentiment.

The 996 lasted for six short years in various iterations, replaced by the 997. While the 997 was still water-cooled, it went a long way to address the quality, appearance and performance issues that die hard Porsche enthusiasts had been banging on about since the demise of the 993. One of the more overlooked examples of the 911 these days is the Targa. Originally, Targas had a removable roof panel with a folding rear convertible section. The folding rear top eventually gave way to a fixed glass window. For 1996, Porsche changed the Targa formula by introducing a sliding glass roof panel that would slide inward parallel to the rear window.

Here is a 997 Targa 4S on offer from EuroWerkz LC in Pleasantville, Iowa. This particular model features Porsche’s all-wheel drive and 380 horsepower from a 3.8 liter engine.

2007 Porsche 911 Targa 4S for sale at EuroWerkz

The Gentlemans GT! A very nice and very rare combination of 911 here. This is low mileage, southern, one owner Porsche 911 4S Targa that is equipped right and has some nice modifications to make it a great combination of style and function. Finshed in Beautiful Jet Black over optional Sand Beige Extended leather. The car is equipped with all the right and desirable 911S options including Bose sound, Chrono plus, Navigation, power seats, and optional thicker sports steering wheel.

The car has aftermarket Champion Porsche lowering springs, beautiful Champion Porsche 19″ motorsports wheels with colored crests and is wearing the Porsche approved Michelin PS2 Super Sport N1 tires, clear corner lenses, and GT2 side rocker flares for a really aggressive look. For some extra go the car has the complete $8000 Fabspeed 911S power kit including headers, mufflers, cats, and exhaust with the cold air kit and special custom software. It sounds great and will rock your world at the tickle of the pedal. It’s a very nice car in superior conditon with an agressive presense. We love it and know you will to. Offered at $69,900.

I’m a big fan of these Targas. While they are a tad heavier than a standard Carerra, the roofline and rear window styling is a neat departure from the usual 911 silhouette. This particular Targa has some nice modifications from Champion Porsche that are subtle yet aggressive at the same time. For those seeking a 911 with a little bit of an edge, and would like to enjoy open air motoring with the practicality of a roof, your ride has arrived.

-Paul

Reader Ride: Guards Red 1982 Porsche 911SC

Update 2.13.2012:The owner reports this car is now sold. Congrats on the sale! -dc

You can buy a worn out SC all day long.  Bad paint, worn interior, and a shot motor.  Something like that could run you about $13k.  You would have a 20 footer that would smoke like a refinery, but hey you saved a few bucks.

Or, you can spend a little more and have something like this…

1982 Porsche 911SC:

From the seller –

“1982 Porsche 911 SC Sunroof Coupe, Guards Red, Black leather

Approx. 97,000 miles, (replacement speedo installed, I have broken one)

Southern car, only one season in New England garaged, never driven in bad weather.

I believe I am 3 or 4th owner.

Have records back to 1990 or so, all indexed in a spreadsheet.

Car was a Euro Delivery, driven for 3-4 years in Belgium, have all records for Euro service.

Orig. owner’s manual with services performed in Belgium

Improvements include:

Top end rebuild 10,000 miles ago

Carrera chain tensioner upgrade, head studs

SSI stainless header, heater boxes

Pop off Valve

Momo Steering wheel

Fuchs 16″ with Black petals

Lowered to Euro ride height

New Yokahama S Drives

Updated AC compressor

Respray approx. 8-10 years ago, looks like a glass out job. Paint 8/10, nice 10 footer.

Full leather interior redone 10 years ago, in excellent condition, including headliner, new dash top.

New fuel pump

New clutch cable

Replaced heater hoses with Aircraft Scat silicone

I looked for a 911 for a year; probably saw 10-12 cars before this one.

Previous owner was Porsche guys, owned 5-6 before this one, drove it sparingly for 7 years.

I purchased in the Fall of 2010.”

Rebuild, re-spray, and newer interior would be reason enough to consider this SC.  Records, recent maintenance, and a knowledgeable owner is just icing on the cake.  As mentioned above you can always find something cheaper and dump a bunch of your own money into it.  Or, you can find a car that has been loved and just drive it.  $18.5k is no bargain but a good value if you are looking for a turn key SC.

Best of luck to the seller.

~Aaron.

1991 Porsche 944S2 Cabriolet

Even though they were somewhat derided by Porsche purists at the time, the 944 and 968 are getting a second look these days, no thanks in part to the fact you now have Porsche SUVs and sedans roaming the planet. One of the rarer versions of the 944 was the S2 Cabriolet, which was sold only in 1990 and 1991. The S2 version of the 944 brought a revised engine and gearbox, along with subtle styling updates. These 944 Cabriolets are a great way to enjoy open air Porsche motoring on a budget.

1991 Porsche 944S2 Cabriolet on eBay

1991 Porsche 944 S2. Fresh service, new timing belt, new water pump. Electric top. Low miles, 90% remaining on tires. Great first Porsche!

The ad’s description is rather sparse, but from the looks of things, this appears to be a rather honest, unmolested 944 Cabriolet. From the clean interior, original Blaupunkt radio and tidy engine bay, this car is making the right noises for me. I’ve always wanted a 944 or 968, but to be honest, I’ve always had my sights set on the hardtop. This car is making me rethink that preference.

-Paul

It’s Um… Er Convertible Season, Low Mileage 1993 Porsche 968 Cab For Sale

One of the things that I am noticing the older I get is that I am, well, cheap.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate quality, I do to no end.  It is I will through ungodly amounts of trouble to save a buck.  If that means buying something off season on the cheap so be it.

Case in point, soft top values are squishy now.  This happens every year, the holidays have come and gone and warmer weather is a bit off.  I purchased a ’02 Audi TT Quattro today, which makes no sense as I am at least 90 days from something that resembles top down weather.  But I purchased it for 20% less than I would in the middle of summer.

Yep, I am cheap!  Here is another great car to spend your summer with.

1993 Porsche 968 Cabriolet For Sale:

From the seller –

“1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET – 6 speed – LOW MILEAGE 51,060 – Garaged ARIZONA Car

This auction is for a 1993 PORSCHE 968 CABRIOLET, convertible, 6 speed with low mileage. This ARIZONA car has been garaged and taken care of.

According to the Porsche 968 Register website (the following information was taken from their website): There were approximately 2000 cabriolets and 2000 coupes imported to the United States between 1992 and 1995.

The 968 was Porsche’s last new front-engined vehicle before the introduction of the Cayenne SUV in 2003. It was sold alongside the 928 GTS through 1995 when both models were dropped. As of 2006, Porsche has not yet built another front-engined sports car.

DESCRIPTION:

Color: Blue with tan interior and tan top

Mileage: 51,060

6 Speed

4 cylinders

3.0 liter

Leather interior

Power Windows

Power Steering

Power Brakes

Power Seats

Power Convertible Top

Cruise Control

Air Conditioning (works great)

Chrome Wheels

Pioneer AM/FM/CD

Driver Airbag

INFORMATION:

No accidents

Usual paint chips (see in photo) from road

Very slight dimples on top of front fenders

Arizona car – always in garage – originally purchased in Scottsdale, Arizona

New top and liner (work great)

Convertible top frames, bows and cables replaced and serviced (2002 with paperwork)

New rack & pinion

NEW battery: November 2011

Rebuilt transaxle

New headlight relay

New Weltmeister performance chip

Seats in good condition – no tears or rips (just normal wear)

Non-smoker

Tire condition: good

Extra keys

Gearbox replaced from Porsche ($3,250) in 2007 with paperwork

Steering Rack rebuilt and installed ($1,223) in 2003 with paperwork

New belts installed ($612) in 2003 with paperwork

PAPERWORK:

Original manuals in leather-bound jacket in glovebox

Service records with receipts (see photos for all work completed by professionals and mentioned above)

Always professionally serviced (receipts for all)

Clean title.”

When I first saw this car I was certain it was a tip which is a deal killer but was pleasantly surprised to see it is a manual.  There is some good, low miles, records, and a newer top.  Some bad including some road rash, it’s due for belts and a water pump, and it may need new tires.  Nothing tragic there but adjust your pricing accordingly.

Bidding currently sits at nearly $10k with the reserve not met.  I would be comfortable going up to $12.5k on this car given the work it may need upon arrival.  Either way it is a beautiful car and deserves to go to a good home.

~Aaron.

 

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed

As the ultimate expression of the Porsche 928, the GTS has always garnered its fair share of admirers, myself being one of them. These particular 928s still command strong values, with some lower mileage examples known to have fetched over $40,000 in some cases. This particular GTS caught my eye as it is the more desirable 5 speed manual and is priced in the mid $20,000 range. The car is closing in on 100,000 miles, but someone has obviously taken good care of this vehicle over its lifetime, looking at the close-up photography. This GTS would look more sporting in a shade or red or black, but the Amazon Green over gray leather is subtle and lends an air of class to this car.

1993 Porsche 928 GTS 5-speed on eBay

Beautiful, Rare Amazon Green Metallic / Classic Grey 1993 Porsche 928 GTS

Rare 5 Speed Manual Shift Transmission. Fully Equipped with With All Standard Porsche Equipment Plus Optional Rim Caps W / Porsche Crest.

Sport Shock Absorbers, Supple Leather Seats, And No Rub Strips. Original MSRP $87,102. Only 99 K Two Owner Miles, Second Owner Purchased Vehicle In November 2000 With 18 K Miles! Dealer Serviced, And Also Here In Houston, TX By Sam Shahala @ Pro Technik Porsche Repair Service. Complete Service History From Day One, All Books / Records. All Services Completed including 60 K With Timing Belt Replacement, Steering Rack Replaced @79 K Miles, Complete Clutch Assembly Replaced @ 90 K Miles, PSD Unit Just replaced 2010, And Four Tires Replaced With Yokohama S Drives, Also 4 Wheel Alignment Done.

Vehicle Runs And Drives Excellent, No Wrecks Or Accidents, All Original, Body Very Clean, No Door Dings, Only A Few Very Minor Blemishes on Body, Blemish On The Hood, Appears The clear Coat Was Buffed Through In Two Areas, Did Not Repaint, Wanted To Leave Original.The Interior Is Near Perfect With Only Very Minor Wear On The Drivers Seat Bolster, Carpets Very Nice Condition, Obvious Vehicle Was Garaged / Kept Under Cover, Dash Perfect With No Cracks. Right Fog Lamp Cracked, Will Provide A Replacement As Soon As One Can Be located. If You Are In The Market For A Rare, All Stock, Original Porsche 928 GTS 5 Speed Manual Shift, You Have Found It !

Vin # WP0AA2920PS820093
Miles: 99,338

I have always wanted a 928 since I was a kid in the early 1980s and got the chance to sit in the drivers seat of the 928 my doctor was driving at the time. The styling has aged really well on these cars and while the asking price isn’t unreasonable, if someone could grab this car for around the $22,000 to $23,000 range, it would be rather well bought. This car reminds me of Porsche in its heyday, when the earth was free of bloated Cayennes and Panameras that were styled by people with no sense of proportions.

-Paul

2001 Porsche 911 RUF RGT 13,000 miles

Not the fastest, nor, despite only 17 being produced in 2001, the most exclusive RUF model, but a RUF RGT is certainly both fast and exclusive.

The RGT is a great car, a GT3 Porsche available in the early 2000s for cruising the streets. One of the things that makes the RGT so appealing was the potent power, close to 400 ponies, coming without lag from the turbo free 3.6 liter engine.

While a casual observe may mistake this for one of the myriad of odd Porsche editions, those who recognize the RUF badge will know that only a mere handful of these cars exist.

New price on these was in the $250,000 range and this 13,000 mile model is being offered at $67,500. This is a pure driver’s car for the enthusiast who wants rarity and speed that comes from a wheels-up, factory built tuner car, not a stock Porsche saddled with various bolt on bits with questionable longevity. A new owner here can expect many miles of trouble free track and street performance and it is almost a necessity to get a car like this out to the track to let it stretch its legs.

2001 Porsche 911 RUF RGT 13,000 miles on eBay.

~Evan

1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Sunroof Coupe

The first Porsches were built in a small mill in Gmünd, Austria shortly after World War II. Ferry Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, had been in charge of the small company while his father was imprisoned for war crimes. Upon his father’s release, a new factory was built across the street from the Reutter Karosserie in Stuttgart, Germany.

The first Porsche 356s started trickling over here to the United States in the early 1950s thanks to importer Max Hoffman, who was also responsible for bringing iconic cars such as the Volkswagen Beetle and Mercedes-Benz 300SL to these shores. These Porsches garnered praise among a handful of enthusiasts who were enamored with its performance and build quality. These cars set the stage for the introduction of the 911 in 1964 along with a succession of racing and sales victories along the way.

Here is a very early Pre-A 356 for sale in New York City.

1953 Porsche 356 on eBay

1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Sunroof Coupe

Matching Numbers, Certificate of Authenticity, Rare Golde Sunroof, Fresh Restoration by World Renowned Porsche Expert

This 1953 Porsche Pre-A 356 Bent Window Sunroof Coupe is Black with Green leather interior. This is a very rare car and an excellent example of its kind. It retains its original engine and is painted in the original color of Black. What distinguishes this car from similar Pre-A coupes is its rare Golde Sunroof. The car comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming the original color and matching numbers. The car is extremely well detailed, having just received a complete high-level restoration. This included a painstaking engine rebuild by a world renowned Porsche expert. The car has less than 550 miles on it since the engine was rebuilt.

We sold the car to a client almost immediately after we purchased it and just recently got it back. Our client invested another $15,000 carrying out small upgrades and getting the car to his extremely exacting standards. He only put 500 miles on the car. He had a new Alpine radio and iPod adapter professionally installed. It is easily removable without any effect on the car should the new owner not care for it. The car was also fitted with a 6 volt battery tender adapter for ease of use.

Being the first iteration of the 356 series, one of the earliest and most important sports car designs to emerge after World War Two, this car embodies an important moment in automotive history. With early 356s becoming increasingly expensive and hard to find, this is a good time to buy this important and beautiful piece of Porsche history. The rarity and high quality restoration of this example guarantees that it will always be highly valued and as such is an excellent investment.

These early 356s don’t come up for sale very often and when they do, they surely are not cheap. For those Porsche enthusiasts looking for an example of where it all began, it doesn’t get much better than this.

-Paul

1994 Porsche 928 GTS

I never miss a chance to express my dismay at vehicles like the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera. Even if they are the cash cow for the small sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen, I’ll never get used to seeing these things on the road. They might drive well and serve a purpose, but for a purist like me, they are of zero interest. Porsche reached its watershed moment in the middle of the 1990s. It was during this time that the last air cooled 911 bowed, the 993, and the front engined 968 and 928 coupes said goodbye.

Here is an example of what is the last 928 to roam these shores, the GTS. 1994 represents the second to last year for the model and this one is a special example, being vouched for by the owner/moderator of www.928registry.org, one of the definitive information sources for this ultimate of grand touring Porsches.

1994 Porsche 928 GTS on eBay

1994 928 GTS – #0062

This 928 GTS is the second 1994 built; a ONE OWNER GTS with just 29,513 original miles! Super rare Amazon Green Metallic with Classic Grey interior. Options include; sunroof, automatic transmission, supple leather, CD changer, heated left/right seats.

The only Amazon Green Metallic GTS built in 1994 and the final Amazon Green GTS of 13 built for North America. Extremely well maintained by its one and only owner including recent fluid changes, timing belt and water pump. Addtionally, the hood/hatch struts, battery and intake tubes have all been replaced this past week. The wheels are being refinished and the rear wheel well liners are going to be replaced prior to sale as well. Complete service records, books, tools and window sticker.

Never any damage history; in the interest of full disclosure, paint meter readings indicate paint thickness which is thicker than what is considered normal on the front fenders, hood, doors and rear quarter panels. Overall, the paint is in really nice condition. There is however some etching of the paint presumably from acid rain or perhaps a lawn sprinkler on the top of the left front fender and on the roof (less so than on the fender) that is noticeable under florescent lighting. I tried to capture in photos but couldn’t; it doesn’t show up enough to get a photo.

This GTS has NOT EVER had any paint work done by its owner which points to the additional paint being added at the Porsche factory or at PDI upon the cars arrival to the US. This is plausible b/c all the stickers in the door jams are applied upon delivery at PDI and there are no tape lines, overspray or any other indication typically associated with a car that’s been painted. Upon reflection after we put a paint meter on the car, the owner mentioned that the car was delayed at port prior to being delivered to Hendrick Porsche in Charlotte. The owner is willing to sign an affidavit stating the car has never had any paint or body work while it was in his possession. The interior is in outstanding condition.

I own/manage www.928registry.org and have owned several 928s including 3 GTSs (still own a 1995 GTS) over the course of the last 20 years and can say bar none, this is one of the finest driving GTSs I’ve ever driven. It’s tight, no rattles or squeeks, tracks arrow straight, the engine is powerful/responsive and it shifts crisp and smooth. Outside of the Porsche Tech that has taken care of this GTS since new, I am the only other person that has ever driven this GTS besides its owner!
I am selling this car for the owner and will facilitate all aspects of the transaction. Inspections are encouraged and welcomed.

There’s an old saying with classic cars, buy the best you could afford. Well, this 928 represents about the best example that you would be able to find out there, with such low mileage and provenance. However, the price made me light headed upon seeing the ad. True, it has been maintained impeccably by owners that care, which means a lot with a car like this where one repair could force you to sell your first born.

The GTS version of the 928 could be one of those collector cars whose value takes off in the next coming years, but judging by the economy and the fact that the 928 has been around since 1978 and values of earlier models has stayed relatively flat, it is hard to see values taking off to the levels we see here in the near future.

-Paul

1983 Porsche 911 SC RS Look Offered by EuroWerkz

A question posed by many budding car enthusiasts is which Porsche 911 is the best to buy for those new to the marque? As a 911 enthusiast who is still gunning to own one, I’ve always maintained the 1978-83 Super Carrera, or SC, is the one to put your money on. In the late seventies, Porsche was out to seek complete reliability, and the SC introduced the 3.0 liter version of the venerable flat six engine with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection. Good for 180 hp in US trim, the SC also marked a change to a diecast aluminum engine block from the magnesium block used in 911 models from 1968 through 1977.

The funny thing about the SC is that it outsold the 928, which was developed to succeed the 911. It was during the reign of the SC that Porsche decided to continue on with the 911 program. It also marked the return of the first cabriolet Porsche since the 356 with the 1983 911 SC Cabriolet.

Here is a late model SC on offer from EuroWerkz LC in Pleasantville, Iowa.

1983 Porsche 911 SC RS Look for sale at EuroWerkz

An extremely nice low mileage 2 owner example. First owner had it for 23 years, second owner did a mechanical freshening and cosmetic up date to RS look including RS valance,duck tail, and graphics. New 7 and 8 inch wheels with new Michelins. New optima battery and 3M clear bra all around. The car is a beautiful 911 that runs 100% in every area. Window sticker,Books and history since new. Recently detailed including a professional color sand that made this car really stand out. Ready to enjoy and it’s a blast to drive! Call or e-mail for the details on any of our inventory. We speak car!

This Porsche is SUPER nice!

I’ve driven a few SCs and I have to say, for a vintage sports car, they are a fairly forgiving drive. They are also a great introduction as to what the 911 experience is all about. The clatter of the flat six, manual steering and no electronic aides to get in the way. Some maintain the 3.2 was better, but the SC is more affordable while offering up the nearly bulletproof 3.0 liter engine.

This example offered by EuroWerkz is a nice tribute to the classic RS look with the advantage of being based on the Super Carerra. The seller is asking $24,900, which is about right for a 911 of this vintage and condition. A few good things to look out for when buying an SC is to see if it has been updated with stainless steel heat exchangers for more power and reliability, as well as tensioner and pop off valve upgrades.

Having covered only 44,000 miles in its lifetime, this is one 911 with a lot of life left in it.

-Paul

Please note this is a sponsored listing. We welcome EuroWerkz as our latest sponsor and are proud to feature their inventory on the site. Please contact me directly with any questions about sponsored listings. Thanks for looking! -dc