RUF is globally known for their high quality performance builds. This 1981 RUF Turbo Cabriolet is no exception. Being one of the first RUF cars ever built, this car represents an extremely rare proposition. The vehicle being offered is said to have been the personal car of Alois Ruf himself, and has been featured in multiple publications when first introduced in 1981. It now resides in Miami, Florida with 45,600 miles on the odometer and is being offered in excellent condition.
This Porsche began life as a 911SC Targa that was converted into a Turbo Cabriolet. According to Road & Track Magazine, “It is unlike any production car Porsche has ever built.” The car was fitted with flared wide-body Turbo fenders, wide alloy fuch wheels, a broad front air dam, and rear whale tail spoiler.
The car has been well preserved since the conversion and the seller states that no paint or body work has been done. Aside from some minor rock chips, the car shows extremely well as seen in the gallery photos.
The Recaro seats are wrapped in stunning red leather with contrasting black wool carpet. Only minor signs of age exist. The matching red convertible boot cover is also stated to be in excellent condition with only one minor stain. All components are stated to be in working order including the RUF gauge cluster, upgraded Pioneer head unit, and A/C.
Power comes from a 3.4L flat-six engine that is connected to a RUF 5-speed Dogleg manual transmission. The block was not only enlarged by RUF, but fitted with a turbo charger and intercooler. Complementing this robust engine are Turbo brakes and Turbo suspension. Together, these upgrades significantly boosted the performance of this car with a new rating of over 310 HP and 0-120 time of 20 seconds. A recent engine refresh was performed at a total cost of over $23k. The car is stated to be in excellent running condition with service records dating back to 1993.
The sale will include extensive records, RUF letter of authenticity, publication content, tools, and a key. This car truly is a collector's dream. Do not miss your opportunity to own a rare piece of Porsche history.