An early production RUF BTR is one of the highlights of Historics’ major autumn sale on 25th September. Equipped with an RUF-uprated 3.4 litre turbo engine with single plug heads and five speed manual transmission, this left-hand drive example is believed to be one of 70 to 80 examples bearing an original Porsche chassis number.
First registered in 1979, this Porsche 911/930 Turbo was significantly upgraded to BTR specification in circa 1985 using original RUF parts. The plaque on the glovebox indicates the conversion was completed by the authorised Japanese RUF importer, Ishida Engineering, in conjunction with the RUF factory.
Significantly, it comes to market with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a Porsche Letter of Origin. Adding to its provenance, the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, has provided a recent letter confirming the originality of all RUF parts and modifications.
Originally specified in Grand Prix White and bearing the same body colour today, this BTR is UK-registered and fully serviced, with an up-to-date MoT test certificate.
The specification includes:
• RUF single piece forged Speedline alloy wheels (9x17 F & 10x17 R)
• RUF twin double tailpipes
• RUF cockpit adjustable turbo boost control
• RUF Turbo body kit: deeper bumpers front and rear and side skirts
• RUF badged engine lid
• RUF Porsche 935-style door mirrors
• RUF embossed steering wheel
• RUF badged instrument cluster with turbo boost gauge
• RUF embossed gear lever
• RUF floor carpets
• Ishida Engineering/RUF plaque on the glovebox
• Original RUF specified Recaro racing bucket seats with harnesses
Estimated at £85,000-£95,000, this rare RUF BTR is one of 170 fine and varied classics that will be auctioned at Historics’ at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, 25th September, preceded by three full viewing days at the venue