Is this the ultimate version of the Ruf BTR? | Car Catcher

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What sounds like a G-body 911 and looks like a G-body 911 but is fast enough to blast your face off? This 1985 Ruf BTR III.

Cars produced by Ruf are more than just modified Porsches. Well, they technically aren't Porsches; the German government acknowledges Ruf as its own car company, with each car rolling off the assembly line affixed with a Ruf VIN and serial number.

This example began life as a 930 Turbo, but it was soon made into a BTR as an “open-checkbook” collaboration between Alois Ruf and Gary Bohrman–the sole distributor of Ruf products in the United States.

Between 1989 and 1994, the car progressively received a number of upgrades from the Ruf catalog, including the 3.4-liter BTR engine package, a five-speed transmission, a racing intercooler, lightweight polyurethane CTR bumpers, Speedline wheels and a Quaife “torque-sensing” differential.

Finished in its original special-order Dunkelblau (dark-blue) paint over a matching leather interior, this 1985 Ruf BTR III is available through RM Sotheby’s as part of its upcoming Arizona auction.

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