<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536

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Lot 71
1989 Porsche 930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet

Sold for US$ 103,600 inc. premium
1989 Porsche 930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet
VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289

Engine no. 68K00536

3,299cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
Approximately 330bhp at 5,550rpm
5-Speed G50 Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Rare and desirable RUF-tuned and styled 930
*Exquisite and highly original cosmetic presentation
*Highly optioned example with the desirable G50 transaxle
*Offered with Porsche COA, letter from RUF, books and service records


THE PORSCHE 930

Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program, and it was the period Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, that spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-liter Carrera RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible - hence only four speeds in the gearbox - being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in 14 seconds.

What set the 911 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this astounding performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick 'he-man' cars such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor's Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it "hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep your head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car."

The Turbo's characteristic flared wheel-arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. For 1978 the Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 liters, gaining an inter-cooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph. Sadly, US Porsche customers were only able to enjoy the newly enlarged Turbo for a couple of years before increasingly tough emissions legislation forced its withdrawal from the North American market. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high-performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.

RUF Automobile GMBH

Alois Ruf founded his eponymous automotive company in 1939, initially as a service station. After his passing, his 24-year-old son, Alois Jr., took control of the company and steered it squarely toward his passion: the Porsche 911. By 1977, RUF began producing their own models with unique RUF serial numbers, starting with bodies-in-white from Porsche. Perhaps their most famous model was the CTR, a heavily tuned version of the Carrera 3.2. Debuted in 1987, the twin-turbo CTR "Yellowbird" became the fastest car in the world, hitting an astonishing 211 miles per hour. RUF continues to produce their own models and offer upgrades to existing Porsches with the same pursuit of performance, styling, and innovation.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

On January 25th, 1989, this Porsche 930 Cabriolet was completed sporting Silver Metallic (S7) paintwork over a linen and marine blue interior. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity on file, this particular Turbo Cabriolet was heavily optioned from new, including heated seats, a Blaupunkt Reno stereo, a limited slip differential, and a short gearshift lever. In the 1990s, this 930 was shipped to 911 performance specialist RUF in Pfaffenhausen, Germany to receive various performance and visual upgrades. According to their records, RUF endowed this 930 with a BTR engine kit, increasing horsepower to 330, along with a RUF intercooler and the distinctive 4-pipe exhaust system. Additionally, it was fitted with RUF's iconic wheels, a RUF front spoiler, and a boost pressure gauge in the cockpit.

As it stands today, this RUF-modified Porsche has covered fewer than 57,000 miles since new and is in very good condition. Overall, this is an ultimate example of the iconic 930 because it benefits from the 5-speed Getrag G50 transmission, which was only fitted in 1989, the final production year of the 930 before the introduction of its successor, the 964. Additionally, it has the benefit of RUF performance upgrades, many factory options, and a very attractive color combination. Included in the sale are books, service records, a letter from RUF Automobile GmbH documenting the cars built by them, and its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note due to California emissions laws, this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer.
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<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
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<b>1989 Porsche  930 Turbo RUF Cabriolet</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0937KS070289<br />Engine no. 68K00536
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