Rare RUF Porsches to go under the hammer

If you love anything Porsche, you might want to buy one of two very special RUF sports cars that will be auctioned off at the Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale, in association with Porsche Club GB. A rare 1998 RUF BTR2 993 Turbo and a 2002 RUF RTurbo used by the manufacturer for the Nurburgring press video is up for grabs at the Dallas Burston Polo Club this September 28.

“RUFs are a very special breed of vehicles. When you take a car as well respected as a Porsche and try to improve it, it can lead to some incredible results,” said Harry Whale, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.

One of only five righthand drive cars in existence, the 1998 BTR2 993 Turbo.

“The pair of RUFs on offer at the Porsche Sale are truly impeccable examples, one from a single ownership and a vendor who has clearly cared for the car dearly, and another which is famous around the world for appearing in RUFs own promotional material, taking on the legendary ‘Green Hell’, the Nurburgring. We couldn’t ask for two better examples of RUFs unbeatable engineering prowess and skill,” he added.

The 2002 RUF RTurbo on offer is an original factory press car and featured in the promotional video “RUF Rturbo Nurburgring Lap” and is also featured on the cover of Marc Bonger’s book “Porsche and RUF Sportscars.” This RTurbo has a 3.6-liter flat-six engine producing 550 bhp and 575 lb-ft of torque, a 6-speed manual gearbox and 4-wheel drive. Estimated at £180,000 to £220,000, this RTurbo retains its original Speed Yellow paintwork with a black leather interior. As part of a private collection for the past few years, the car has been incredibly well cared for, covering only 48,197 kilometers (29,948 miles).

“Very few RUFs on the market can claim this heritage and provenance. The RTurbo retains its incredible performance and subtle looks and is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of RUFs history at the Porsche Sale,” Harry said.

Rare variants
One of only five right-hand drive cars in existence, the 1998 BTR2 993 Turbo on offer at the sale is an incredibly rare machine. Only 15 BTR2 coupes were built in total and this one owner car presents a highly attractive proposition. Estimated at £150,000 to £200,000, this very special car was built to our vendors very exacting specification including the addition of an intergrated roll cage and EKS electronic clutch system.

RTurbo Porsche 550BHP on tap.

The car has been thoroughly serviced throughout its life, always returning to the RUF factory for servicing every 12,000 miles, while interim and minor works have been carried out by OPC and Porsche specialist workshops. Powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six, the BTR2 produces 420 bhp, is capable of 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and can go on to a top speed of 191 mph. The aerodynamics, suspension, wheels and brakes were all specially developed for the BTR2. Finished in Arctic Silver with a Charcoal leather interior, this classic RUF-made car combines a purposeful if discreet appearance with exceptional engineering and ballistic performance, truly not one to miss.

“This is a highly exclusive opportunity. RUFs are already rare and this incredibly special example is one of only five in the world. A car this well cared for makes this a truly unmissable chance,” said Whale.