DT: 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo RUF

Far more than a tuning company, RUF Automobile GmbH is recognized by the German government as a full-fledged automaker and is renowned for ultra-high-performance conversions of Porsche 911s. This 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo was subject to an array of upgrades by RUF in the U.K. including a Turbo R engine conversion, CTR 2 bodywork, and RUF interior accessories. The car was originally delivered in Florida and spent its early years in Northern California before the conversion was completed by RUF in 2008. Accompanied by a binder of documentation and a corresponding invoice from RUF, this 993 Turbo is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Georgia with just over 71k miles showing on the odometer.

This 993 Turbo is finished in Black and features CTR 2 front and rear bumpers installed and painted by RUF along with matching RUF badging and tailpipes. A Turbo S-style rear spoiler has also been fitted along with yellow RUF-branded brake calipers and 18” RUF wheels. The seller states the car was refinished in its original Black color during the conversion by RUF and notes some minor signs of road-going wear present on the rear fenders. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The black leather interior is adorned with carbon fiber trim and features accessories installed by RUF including a perforated leather steering wheel, RUF instrumentation, door sills, and floor mats. Other items include a RUF branded shift knob, carbon fiber handbrake trim, TechArt pedal covers, red seatbelts, a vent-mounted boost gauge, and leather bucket seats with RUF embroidered backrests. The factory Porsche CR-210 radio remains in place and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.

The Turbo R engine conversion raises the output of the twin-turbocharged 3.6-iter flat-six to 490 HP as advertised by RUF, using new camshafts, modified KKK turbochargers, revised Bosch Motronic programming, a larger oil cooler, and a new exhaust system. All four wheels are driven through a 6-speed manual transmission. A corresponding invoice from RUF shows a major engine overhaul completed at the time of the conversion and a binder of records shows a history of routine maintenance.

This sale will include a binder of documentation and a clean title. 

 
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Comments (49)

  • Jameswillard (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    Anyone know how the values on one of the 21 Andial 3.8 conversions would be compared to a RUF car like this?

  • drjoe356 1 weekago

    Bid seems reasonable for a #2 RUF vehicle (#2 = Conversion at Pfaffenhausen to identical spec as a comparable RUF VIN vehicle). These are the cars to buy if the driving experience is what you seek vs. getting the car from someone else's collection to put in you collection for a while before it goes to another collection. With what appear to be <25K mi. since conversion, there are plenty of entertaining miles left in the engine before any substantial maintenance will be required.

  • Carrerafan (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Stupid price for an aftermarket ruf tuner.

  • spartansix (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    If this had a RUF VIN it would be 1m+ so I'm not sure why a reserve near 500k seems crazy. Market may be softening (tech layoffs?) but this is a special special car.

  • DogVader 1 week, 1 dayago

    this is gorgeous but kind of like my 993 modified targa ruf…just bought on BAT for $176,993…only 42K miles!

  • garrege 1 week, 1 dayago

    Wow, really surprised seller wasn't happy.

  • Spicy-Y (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Reserve met?

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $447,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $445,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $440,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $435,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $430,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $425,000

  • XRD 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $422,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $420,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $410,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $400,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $395,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $390,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $380,000

  • XRD 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $375,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $365,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $360,000

  • Stresslessdrive 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $355,000

  • TerriKopp2 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $345,000

  • Wingfoil33 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $330,000

  • Specracer8 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    And of the 170 built, this particular one is an amazing example. A true gem for the serious collector!!

  • Wingfoil33 (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Sweet car.
    I hear only 170 world wide were ever built!

  • iNG9 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $310,000

  • Sharkoos 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $300,000

  • Dualpurpose 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $256,000

  • rajalexander 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $225,250

  • TerriKopp2 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $225,000

  • Nycexec212 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $180,000

  • CJWRacing33 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $171,420

  • PShoushani 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $171,000

  • Vlad (registered bidder) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @CJWRacing33 Nice.

  • CJWRacing33 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $169,420

  • PShoushani 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $151,000

  • vengerider 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • Jameswillard 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • Bottfeed 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $98,300

  • Imthedecidah (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    Another stellar ‘get’’ for MeritPartners GLWA!

  • NateK 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $97,993

  • Ilovecars2 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • sportscarguy3 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    If I ever wanted to win the lottery to buy a Porsche this is it!!
    As a single adult male in my 60s, with no family, no children, if I had a house I’d mortgage it to buy this Porsche
    Even with 70,000 miles, this RUF Porsche. is incredible in my humble opinion
    I’ll be drooling all the way through the end of this auction
    Good luck all

  • tcmiami305 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • james.b0nes 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Psuluke (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    This deserves huge money. I hope it gets it.

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DT: 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo RUF
Buy Now: $495,000 Final Bid: $447,000
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