2002 Porsche 996 RUF RTurbo 6-Speed

Now up for auction is this 2002 Porsche 996 Turbo Coupe finished in Seal Grey Metallic over a black full leather interior.  In 2006 at 17,872 miles, this 6-speed Turbo Coupe was brought to the official RUF Auto Centre in Texas to undergo a RUF RTurbo conversion resulting in a claimed output of 550 HP.  In addition to the upgraded engine software and twin turbochargers, this 996 also received genuine 19” RUF wheels, a RUF steering wheel, RUF pedal covers, and a Bilstein PSS9 coilover suspension.  It was acquired by the current owner in 2013 and has since been upgraded with an Undercover Performance exhaust and serviced with new brakes, front axle boots, an intake plenum, idler pulley, and more.  Now showing just over 38k miles on the odometer, this RUF RTurbo-spec 996 is being offered for auction by its owner out of Texas.

This 996 is finished in Seal Grey Metallic and features RUF RTurbo badging on the rear, a RUF front emblem, black stone guards, and an automatic rear spoiler which was upgraded with a Rennkit eRam electric conversion kit in 2021.  The windows have been tinted and removable Porsche logos have been added to the lower rocker panels.  The red brake calipers have also been recently powder coated.  A few minor cosmetic imperfections are depicted in the photo gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report.  The distinctive 19” RUF 5-spoke wheels come dressed in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.  The tires have little mileage with the fronts installed in 2018 and the rears mounted in 2020.

Inside, the black full leather interior came factory appointed with Exclusive aluminum-look instrument dials as well as climate control, a Bose sound system, and a Porsche CDR-220 radio.  During its time at the RUF Auto Centre, a black leather and Alcantara trimmed RUF steering wheel was installed along with a RUF shift knob, floor mats, and aluminum pedal covers.  Upgraded leather Porsche Sport Seats with crested headrests were equipped by a previous owner and a Numeric short-shift kit was installed in 2018.  The car has also been hardwired for a Valentine One radar detector. Some wear is noted on the driver seat bolster and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional. The factory shifter assembly will accompany the sale.

The 3.6L twin-turbocharged Mezger flat-six engine was modified with a RUF RTurbo kit in 2006 along with other accessories at a cost of nearly $40k.  The RTurbo kit includes upgraded twin-turbochargers, remapped engine software, and a sport exhaust system.  The 6-speed manual transmission was also fitted with a new Sachs clutch at the time of the RUF conversion.  Upgraded Bilstein PSS9 coilovers were installed more recently along with an Undercover Performance exhaust system to replace the RUF sport exhaust  The seller has provided a detailed history of service dating from the RUF conversion in 2006 up until the present day.  Some noteworthy recent items include the replacement of the idler puller, rubber sleeves, and intake plenum in October of 2020 as well as new front axle boots, brake pads, and rotors in May of 2021 along with a Texas safety and emissions test. Corresponding RUF documentation is provided for reference in the photo gallery along with the seller's maintenance log.

This sale will include a set of two keys, owner's manuals, the original window sticker, an invoice and certification from RUF, the original shifter assembly, and a clean title.  Now is your chance to own a 6-speed 996 Turbo with a genuine RUF RTurbo kit, do not miss out.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $72,500
  • Auction End: 2021-08-10 19:56:13+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 12
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Comments (27)

  • Seingring 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $72,500

  • williamgrass 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $72,000

  • Seingring 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $71,246

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Well the last 5 minutes are upon us. I appreciate the questions, calls, emails, and comments about my car. Thanks for spending the time!

  • williamgrass 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $70,996

  • T_Nich 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $67,500

  • williamgrass 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $67,000

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ercshaw I would not say I am setting the bar. There are many examples of low mileage clean X50's that have sold in the high $60's and mid $70's. What makes this different is the certified RUF R550 conversion. There are not many out there, certainly several that have some RUF parts, but not full blow builds. To me the spectrum is an X50 on the left, and RUF VIN on the far right, and then somewhere in the middle are these types of examples. If RUF was not looking to scale their business I don't believe they would have licensed selling conversions and certifying their existence. Just my two cents, the market and what excites people and what they collect is always changing. Thanks for following.

  • ercshaw 1 month, 1 weekago

    90K? Thats great. I hope you get what you want from it. I have a '03 996 that i'm readying for auction now. Happy for you to set the bar.

  • T_Nich 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cody_fred That is a true statement about BAT, but it's not reflective of where the reserve is at on PCAR.

  • Cody_fred (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @tvanbem didn’t sell on BAT and it closed at 90k

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cody_fred Good morning, your statement is not accurate of where the reserve is. Happy bidding!

  • courtc2911 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Cody_fred (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    This will go RNM unless it hits 90k min just a heads up

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @CJWRacing33 that’s awesome. They have been good to me and especially my car. Thanks for your interest and bidding.

  • T_Nich 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • CJWRacing33 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I used to do track days with Dan, Wayne and the RAC guys back in the day. awesome car.

  • CJWRacing33 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $55,255

  • T_Nich 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Sberger6 It already has the tint, "scotch guard, mats, etc. As for the keychain, I don't even know if there is a price for that, it's that cool!

  • Sberger6 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    If I win the car I expect the ZZ Top key chain!

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @sberger6 I appreciate your bid. It's a little quiet out there. If you have any other questions please contact me and I would be happy talk with you about this car and Facetime anything that you might like to see and hear!

  • Sberger6 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @Sberger6 There are no issues with the rear spoiler. This past May I replaced the hydraulic system with an electrical one from RENNKit for their eRam kit. As you note this is a common failure on the design of these. I opted for the kit that adds an inch of spoiler height over the stock height. They also have one that is higher at GT3 height, but I thought this offered an improved aesthetic look over stock. The kit was $1762 plus $600 in labor. It functions just the same and raises automatically at 75 mph and lowers there after, or you can press the button and keep it raised if you desire. The one-touch windows work as they should and never caused me any problems. I also have not had any issues with the slave cylinder. In the photos I tried to capture what the spoiler height looks like up close as well.

  • Sberger6 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Any issues with the rear spoiler operation, windows going up and down, slave cylinder? Usual 996TT issues.

  • tvanbem (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Good afternoon. This is my first auction on PCAR and my name is TJ. I bought this car for myself when I turned 40 and I absolutely love it. Albeit, I have not driven it as much as intended. You may notice a car lift in my garage and for the last 8 years I was restoring an '84MB 300SD, two completely different cars. There is also a BMW R90S in the corner as well. So my car hobbies are a little of everything. Back to 40, for me it was a strong sense of pride and accomplishment to be able to treat myself and it still provides that feeling now. It turns heads and always gets questions. I look forward to chatting with all of you over the next week and for anyone that would like to speak verbally we can absolutely do that!

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2002 Porsche 996 RUF RTurbo 6-Speed
Final bid: $72,500 This auction has ended.