We are pleased to present this one of a kind 2005 Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabriolet built by legendary RUF Automobile. Showcasing custom visual modifications and exciting performance upgrades, this uncompromising 2005 example acts as both a high performance sports car as well as a true collector-grade vehicle. Carrying a fully customized 3.8L supercharged RUF engine, this Carrera is now being offered for auction in pristine overall condition showing approximately 37k miles on the odometer.
The timeless Carrara White finish remains in impeccable condition. The Carfax report does show an accident in 2005, however, paint meter readings will confirm that this 997 retains its factory finish on all panels. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with recent paint meter readings. This 997 highlights a custom RUF body kit consisting of a revised front fascia, rear bumper and side skirts which have been specially made to accommodate this narrow-body car. The conversion was reported to have been professionally carried out by authorized RUF installers at RAC Performance in Dallas, Texas. Other noteworthy details include a Metropol Blue cabriolet top and sought after 19” 5-spoke RUF wheels which are currently dressed in Michelin tires.
Inside, the driver is situated in a luxurious Sea Blue full leather upholstered cabin with front and rear seats in supple leather. The seller notes the interior to be in excellent condition with all gauges, electrical components and accessories remaining fully functional. Amenities include heated and power operated front seats, self-dimming mirrors and the Bose High End Sound Package with 6-disc remote CD changer. Touting an original sticker price of over $102k, this 997 boasts exclusive factory options including Porsche crested headrests, Carrara White painted interior trim, illuminated doorsill guards and a leather Sport steering wheel. An image of the full original build sheet can be found within the photo gallery.
This 997 carries a 3.8L flat-six engine which has been fully rebuilt and tuned by RUF Automobile. A custom $25k RUF supercharger kit has also been installed lending to an impressive claimed output of approximately 420 HP. A desirable 6-speed manual transmission drives the rear wheels allowing the driver to take full control over this car’s power. Other performance modifications include lowered sport suspension, a brand-new HD racing clutch and a top of the line $5k Cargraphic exhaust system. Factory features include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the Sport Chrono Package which allows the driver to adjust performance characteristics while underway. This 997 is shown to be up to date on all scheduled service with a fluid and filter change last carried out in fall of 2019. Stated to be in excellent driving condition, this RUF Cabriolet is ready to put a smile on the face of its next owner.
Since the company’s founding in 1939, RUF Automobile has grown from a humble service garage to a world-renowned German automobile manufacturer. Specializing in high performance sports cars based on modified Porsche chassis, RUF has earned a reputation for building remarkably quick cars with unparalleled attention to detail. With its custom supercharged engine and bespoke body kit, this 2005 example is no exception.
The sale of this generously equipped 997 will include a set of two keys, original books, RUF documentation, service records and a clear title. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to get behind the wheel of a one-of-a-kind supercharged 997 by RUF.