1996 Porsche 993 Turbo RUF-Look

Up for auction is this customized 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo finished in Guards Red.  This example has been equipped with 19” RUF-style wheels and front and rear bumpers as well as some other custom details including yellow-painted brake calipers and carbon-fiber interior trim.  Retaining its 3.6 L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, this 993 Turbo is now being offered by its seller in Texas while showing approximately 63k miles on the odometer.

This 993 features Guards Red painted RUF Turbo-R style front and rear bumpers as well as Guards Red painted mirrors and door handles.  The rest of the car has been wrapped in Guards Red vinyl and the seller reports that the underlying factory paint color is Black.  Some signs of road-going wear have been noted including a subtle scratch on the vinyl near the rear spoiler (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  This example also features tinted tailights and staggered-width 19” RUF-style wheels with Turbo center caps and Pirelli P-Zero tires.  The brake calipers have been custom painted in yellow and the original bumpers will also be included in the sale.

Inside, the black leather interior is reported to be in very nice condition with all gauges and accessories working properly.  A carbon fiber-trimmed steering wheel, shifter, and brake handle are equipped, and additional carbon-fiber print trim has been added to the center console and dashboard.  Other details include chrome gauge bezels with white instrument dials, factory power-adjustable seats, stainless steel pedals, red seatbelts, and an Alpine Bluetooth stereo and amplifier.  The original amplifier will also be included in the sale.

Representing the final iteration of the air-cooled 911, this 993 is equipped with a 3.6 L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine rated at 408 HP and 398 lb.-ft of torque stock.  A 6-speed manual transmission drives all four wheels allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 4 seconds.  The seller is reported to have carried out some noteworthy service items during their ownership including the replacements of engine seals and gaskets, spark plugs and a mass airflow sensor.  In 2020, the oil was changed and the right front and left rear axle boots were replaced. A full inspection was also recently carried out along with the repair of the shift linkage.  Service records are included, and this Turbo is said to be in excellent running order.

This sale will include a set of 2 keys with remote fobs, the original books and tools, service records, a fire extinguisher, a Porsche car cover, some assorted spare parts, the original bumpers, the factory amplifier, and a clean title.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $114,000
  • Auction End: 2020-12-11 20:15:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 14
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Comments (21)

  • Lafin8 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $114,000

  • howeyJenk 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $112,000

  • BVision 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $110,000

  • howeyJenk 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • Lafin8 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @jaynar Hi @jaynar, not addressed beyond me talking Gaudin directly about their history with the car. They said it is only noted to keep an eye on, recommended putting a powder on it to watch. Here since I've had it, I asked Jones Autoworks specifically to inspect this during the PPI and they said that they don't see any issue and to just keep an eye on it as normal during maintenance.

    Hope this helps some, sorry to not have more.

    - Jason

  • jaynar (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Were the leaks mentioned in the BaT Gaudin paperwork addressed?

  • BVision 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $95,000

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @drjoe356 it is interesting that you mention this, when I purchased the car I was excited to just drive it as is for a few years until it needs to be re-wrapped or something, and then either completing the RUF conversion, OR going back to stock 993 Turbo.

    What doesn't come across in the listing is that it really is a stock 993 for the most part. The man that I bought it from is a retired Navy fighter pilot and he's owned it since 2012 according to him. A few years ago he saw a RUF car and thought "that looks real cool, I have a 993 Turbo, that look would not be hard" - emphasis on look.

    So he set out on that mission 5 years ago I think he told me and put crazy effort into sourcing the RUF bumpers and turbo badge out of Canada, then had those, the mirrors, fixed rear wing, and door handles painted, the rest of the car wrapped in Guards. If you have experience with wraps, which I didn't, if you get super close you can kind of tell from the finish, but the car looks fabulous. He had the calipers powder coated yellow, which I don't love because it implies something it's not, but the point is that I have everything original to the car, except for the turbo twists.

    Unfortunately he sold the wheels, and regrets it, but the original bumpers are wrapped in bubble hanging in my garage and I have a box of all of the other original items he swapped out, including the black seat belts and gold hood crest.

    The wheels, I'll be very honest, are cheap. They are not RUF and cause the steering wheel to vibrate between 40 and 50 MPH specifically, but otherwise are fine and the car is super smooth. I had the car at Jones Autoworks for over a week when I first received it and they went through the entire suspension and front end, and balanced the wheels as good as possible but in time they are something I'd replace as I decided to got factory or true RUF.

    In that time with Jones though, they went completely through the car, took off the intercoolers and checked the engine. The car, having spent much time in Las Vegas, was lower than Euro, I had it raised to ROW. They found that the shift couplings were wearing out and they said "eventually it'll strand you" so we replaced the shift rods entirely.

    It's pretty obvious that I've had some life events that have made me want to simplify and cash out on some toys for a while. I'm selling my '82 Targa with 63k miles as well.

    I know it raises an eyebrow, so I'm happy to answer any questions about the car but it's really only had 2 owners the majority of its life, the previous one for 8 or so years and I spoke with him a lot. A bit eccentric, but anal about the car and knew it top to bottom. It's low miles and, to me at least, had additional value because it came as both a start on a RUF or easily stock. So I was insanely thrilled to get such a desirable model of car, in the condition it's in, looking RUF amazing and still stock at the same time.

    Best,
    Jason

  • drjoe356 1 year, 8 monthsago

    RUF Automobile will be more than happy to complete the R Turbo conversion for the lucky purchaser.

  • Lafin8 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @jjablecki - sorry to hear that, good luck!

  • walnut 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $77,500

  • Medaltech 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $71,000

  • DontLift80 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $70,000

  • Medaltech 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • mobileuniverse 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Medaltech 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • sp313c40 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $250

  • jjablecki (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Hi @jnasty, I appreciate you asking this question early. I would have asked it myself. To put simply, I’m looking to sell a few cars due to unexpected health change the week after taking delivery.

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @seller, you just bought this car on BAT, why selling so soon?

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1996 Porsche 993 Turbo RUF-Look
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