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Super Rare RUF Turbo R Limited Estimated sold for Over $2MM

One of only seven examples built. Sold Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction.

Photo by Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company.

1998 Ruf Turbo R Limited The Ultimate Restomod

In 1998, RUF built the Turbo R in honor of the 993 Turbo. It had a revised flat-six engine with 490 horsepower, a modified suspension, an integrated roll cage, and a lot more. Nearly two decades later, in 2016, RUF announced the Turbo R Limited, a tribute to the Turbo R. The Limited is built on new, unused tubs acquired from Porsche in 1998 – hence the 1998 model year. The engine is one of the last of the air-cooled generation. Each one of the seven Limiteds are completely unique and this is the only example to be finished in Riviera Blue with Titanium Grey wheels and calipers.

This tribute to the original Turbo R is a really special series and given the rarity, it is no surprise it is smashed the estimated $1.4MM price that was expected at auction. With just two private owners from new, this Turbo R Limited presents in exceptional condition in all respects; the odometer displayed just over 1,500 km (approximately 932 miles) at the time of cataloguing. This magnificent Riviera Blue example, ideally and tastefully specified, is surely among the most compelling sports cars built in recent years and an instant collectible with ample room for future appreciation.

Car Highlights

  • One of Only Seven Turbo R Limited Models Built; The Final Air-Cooled RUF
  • The Sole Example in Riviera Blue with Unique Titanium Grey Wheels and Calipers
  • Equipped with Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes, Lightweight Interior, and Custom Sound System
  • Pristine Original Condition with Approximately 1,500 Km (932 Miles) from New
  • Offered with RUF Zertifikat, Factory Dyno Sheet, Books, Tools, and Keys

Technical Specs

  • 3,600 CC SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Twin KKK Turbochargers
  • Bosch Motronic Electronic Multi-Point Fuel Injection
  • 625 BHP at 6,800 RPM
  • 6-Speed Manual Transaxle
  • 4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes
  • 4-Wheel Independent Coil-Spring Suspension
  • Even a great driving video included that is worth watching.

More Details: 1998 RUF TURBO R LIMITED at Gooding & Company