Porsche RUF Flatnose BTR

Porsche RUF Flatnose BTR

Coupé, 1986

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  • Low Mileage
  • AMELIA ISLAND AUCTIONS
  • Beautiful Configuration

1986 RUF BTR SLANTNOSE
Estimate $325,000 – $425,000
Chassis W09TA0346GPR06028
Car Highlights
One of as Few as Five Slantnose US-Delivery BTRs Built in 1986 – One of Approximately 20 to 30 W09-VIN Factory-Built BTRs – Optioned from New with RUF Wheels, 4-Pipe Exhaust System, Boost Controller, Intercooler, and Recaro Seats – Striking in Its Original Colors of Tornado Red over a Black Interior – An Ultra-Rare 1980s Icon Documented with RUF Correspondence and Build Information

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The vehicle in detail

While RUF Automobile GmbH was known for its meticulous Porsche performance tuning, the firm entered an entirely new realm in 1981 when the German government granted the company status as a manufacturer, allowing it to assign unique VIN numbers to the cars they built in-house. The first model to bear a RUF VIN was the turbocharged BTR – the letters a shorthand for Gruppe B Turbo RUF. Hand built beginning in 1983, the BTR was based on Porsche’s 930 but delivered an impressive 374 bhp and featured other major performance improvements. Rare even when new, only about 20 to 30 BTRs were built in-house by RUF and assigned RUF’s now famous W09 prefix.

This very rare W09 Slantnose BTR was built at the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, and originally distributed by RUF Automobiles International in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, finished in Tornado Red over a black interior. According to RUF correspondence on file, it was equipped from new with a RUF-built five-speed transaxle with short shifter, air-conditioning, sunroof, RUF 4-pipe exhaust system, strut brace, boost controller, intercooler, Recaro seats, and RUF instruments. This BTR has remained in the US since delivery, and it presents in fantastic condition today, including its well-preserved interior. Sparingly used, it showed just over 22,000 miles when catalogued. As the first model to feature a RUF VIN, the BTR is one of the most significant models in the history of the company. As a US-delivery Slantnose, this example is extremely rare, and its lovely condition and early documentation make it a true blue-chip modern collectible.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1986
Model: RUF Flatnose BTR
VIN: W09TA0346GPR06028
Body: Coupé
Series: RUF
Mileage: 22000 mi
Power: 374 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,4 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: USUnited States

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