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1998 Ruf Turbo R

Chassis number : W09BD0360WPR06036

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Sold for $912,500 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This particular example was the first of that series. It was delivered to its American owner in late 2017 after being featured on the December 2017 issue of Excellence. The car is finished in Irish Green with a black leather and Alcantara interior. It was the first 'Limited' to be fitted with full carbon-fiber bodywork, and had a 2,950 lb overall weight. It came equipped with a RUF-modified air-cooled and twin-turbocharged/intercooled boxer six cylinder engine offering 620 horsepower and 553 foot-pounds of torque.

The RUF bodywork included special front and rear fascias with vents ahead and behind of the wheels, and a fixed rear wing to reduce lift. Inside, there were a pair of leather and Alcantara-trimmed carbon fiber bucket seats, lightweight door cards, and extensive carbon fiber trim. There is a fully integrated roll cage to enhance the occupant's safety. Amenities include air conditioning, an entertainment system, and electric windows.

The suspension was modified with GT2 rear bushings, stiffer engine-cradle components, and large 15-inch ventilated and cross-drilled with six-piston calipers. In the back were 13.8 inch slotted and ventilated discs with four-piston calipers. At all four corners were light-alloy wheels and 19-inch Michelin tires.

Currently, this RUF has 140 miles on its odometer.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2019

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2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $700,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $912,500

1998 Ruf Turbo R Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche Turbo R

(Data based on Model Year 1998 sales)
1998 RUF TURBO R LIMITED
Chassis#: W09BD0362WPR06037
Sold for USD$2,040,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
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1998 RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0367WPR06017
Sold for USD$764,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1998 Porsche RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370295
Sold for USD$181,444
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1998 RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06019
Sold for USD$676,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1998 RUF Porsche 993 Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06019
Sold for USD$626,500
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
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1998 RUF Turbo R Limited
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06036
Sold for USD$912,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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Porsche Turbo Rs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1998 Ruf Turbo R's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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