1997 RUF CTR-2480.000-620.000 EUR - Estimate

RUF CTR-2

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British title
Chassis # W09BD036XVPR06009
Engine No. CTR2 36009
Box no. G64 51E 233

- Very exclusive, with breathtaking performance
- Matching numbers, maintained by the factory
- A mythical Supercar, and very highly collectible

Reference Number 513065

as of 1/17/2018

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Artcurial - Rétromobile  Contact  Location
Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1997 RUF CTR-2
VIN W09BD036XVPR06009 
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Known History

In the small village of Pfaffenhausen, near Munich, Louis Ruf has been modifying Porsches for decades, giving them breathtaking performance. As early as 1981, Ruf obtained his constructor status and had his own VIN identification number. In 1987, thanks to the involvement of his son, Alois, the small firm caught the attention of the automotive world when a much modified Carrera 3.2 L, by the addition of two turbochargers, went on to take on the ultimate Supercars of the era, and even winning two speed records (339 km/h) with the model named CTR-1, otherwise nicknamed "Yellow Bird", with CTR-1 standing for Group C, Turbo, Ruf, 1st model. Changes were made in terms of engine performance, as well as dynamics and aesthetics. The engines were modified like those for the endurance race cars, and developed massive power that allowed speed record breaking achievements. Engine remapping certainly allows considerable gain in power, but the cars remain within the constraints of international anti-pollution standards thanks to an in-house exhaust system that also makes the cars docile enough for regular street use in the city.

The CTR-2 is based on the narrow body of the 993 for reasons of aerodynamics, the body has been lightened and reinforced with, amongst other things, an integrated and invisible roll cage, and with the removal of the rain gutters, the design is refined. The suspensions have been reworked to support the gain in power, and improve traction and handling. Aerodynamic elements such as the front spoiler and the bulky rear spoiler help to provide more support and improve the cooling of the two air-to-air exchangers of the big KKK turbos. Braking is provided by four large, solid 360mm diameter carbon ceramic discs and four-piston calipers. The engine, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and a locking differential, develops 520bhp at 5800 rpm and the torque is a mindboggling 69.8 m/kg (!), propelling the car to a top speed of 354 km/h. The electronic management system is entrusted to an electronic TAG control unit and there is an ABD anti-slip system, as well as Bosch ABS for additional safety.

The car on offer is the ninth one manufactured on the 16 "standard" models that were made alongside the 15 "Sports" models on the wider bodies, as per our sources. It was sold new in Spain on September 5, 1997 and sold to the president of the Porsche Club of Japan before returning to Europe, to its current owner in Great Britain. It shows 64,800 km on the odometer, and a certificate of the factory mentions the options originally ordered, its color combination and its various numbers. And everything fits perfectly. It is 4-wheel drive, with the narrower body and lightened, green tinted windows and heated rear window without wipers, and it is equipped with air conditioning, power steering and power windows. The rear seats are just carpets, but have seat belts, the Ruf steering wheel is in taut black leather and the car is equipped with a Pioneer audio system. Contact to the ground is through 19-inch Ruf forged wheels, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport low profile tires. An additional oil cooler is also included in the list, as well as sports mirrors from Ruf, an alarm system and a remote locking system. The stamped maintenance logbook, which also mentions, the 8 services executed at Ruf, inform us about the meticulous maintenance provided, as well as the last invoice of an amount of €16000, dating from December 2015. The paint was redone at the factory in its color of origin, "Alusilver metallic" and the leather interior of "Ruf green" is in excellent condition. The wraparound "Konig" bucket seats ensure comfort and support. One of the fastest street cars of its time, extremely well designed and maintained, combining performance and comfort, a real easy to use collector car of the highest order!