1991 RUF 964/ 965 BTR C4 turbo ex- Beddor Full Built-in Cage 6-Speed 3.8-425HP

Price: US $389,000.00 Item location: Corry, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 964
  • SubModel: RUF-BTR
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 53,750
  • VIN: WP0AB296XLS450197
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: RUF 3.8 425hp
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual - RUF 6-speed
  • Drive type: AWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1991 Porsche 964

We are proud to be able to present one of the most significant RUF-Porsches ever made for sale, a truly amazing car with huge investment and growth potential – by some termed “The Ultimate RUF”.

This car is truly fast, actually furiously fast and yet very drivable!

This is a genuine RUF Porsche 964/965 BTR 3.8, a rare fully “built-in and hidden cage” car as RUF has built a few in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, it is a 425hp, manual 6-Speed Car with a RUF/Sachs EKS fast-clutch system, with a full RUF interior, huge RUF brakes, full RUF suspension, features the ultra-rare 18” 8 ½ & 11 inch wide RUF 965 wheels, etc. This is the well-known “Beddor” car with the VIN # WP0AB296XLS450197 and $225,000 were invested in the early nineties to build this car at RUF in Pfaffenhausen, Germany, and at 3,200 pounds wet it is light for a fully caged four-wheel drive, wide body 964 based RUF car with A/C. The car has been enjoyed for a total of 53,700 miles, but there are less than 28,000 miles on the car since it was last at RUF in Pfaffenhausen, Germany and had the new upgraded engine installed and its 6-speed transmission rebuilt/updated, and it was built at RUF in Pfaffenhausen, Germany a year prior to that as a bare chassis build for the Beddor family.

The car has extensive Race History in the US from 1993 to 1995 and is one of two cars that Frank, Marylyn and Steve Beddor campaigned successfully at several Brainerd International Raceway and World of RUF events, as well as twice at the Virginia City Hill Climb events in 94 and 95, the 90 Mile Silver State Classic in Nevada in 1992, the only 4-wheel drive turbo body 965 BTRs remaining in its present form. For set-up, the car has been driven and tested by RUF’s famous test driver Stefan Roser in Germany, who drove the yellow- bird for its well-known “Fascination” record run on the Nuerburgring.

Despite its full roll-cage, which is beautifully built in and hidden, with removable door bars and with sun-visors, the car is very drivable every day with a full Air Conditioning and heating system. It has many light weight features, non-sunroof, light-weight doors with manual windows and strap pull releases, RUF’s 3 spoke steering wheel and it maintains its Blaupunkt stereo system, Alarm system and a Halon Fire Extinguisher. As part of the RUF modifications it received a light-weight, thin high-tension glass rear window and the car is equipped with a cockpit adjustable four-wheel-drive bias control system, as well as a dash mounted ABS-shut-off switch. It has a special EPA approved catalytic converter and is street legal in most States but has no airbags, so it can be safely raced with helmets. It further features leather wrapped, RUF light-weight racing/sport-seats with built in 5-point Simpson seat belt harnesses. It also features genuine RUF aerodynamic mirrors – this car really needs no rear-view mirrors, you better be looking forward way ahead and anything in your rear-view mirrors will disappear as little dots within seconds.

The car was initially equipped with RUF’s 385hp engine in 1991 but went back to RUF in 1993 for a major service when a new, next generation RUF 3.8-425hp engine was installed and the transmission reworked. The car has been well maintained and had a recent major service performed at Thoroughbred Motorsports LLC last year at which time valves were adjusted, the huge RUF/KKK turbo-charger was fully refurbished with new seals, bearings and re-balanced, new plugs installed, a complete 15,000 mile RUF service was performed.

The car resides 20 miles from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and can be viewed or inspected there once appointment arrangements are made. I personally own RUF cars as part of my significant car collection, and this one is by far the very fastest and most drivable RUF, actually blindingly fast and yet controllable – day to day - the fastest RUF I have driven, especially when you are exploring a country road and do not know what is ahead – the very advanced four-wheel drive system seems to save you every time you get into a “shit, too fast” situation.

This car is an absolute top investment car that can be thoroughly enjoyed. The 964 series Porsches have taken off in value in many markets, together with the 993 series cars. The 964 series cars were the last, traditional body old-style 911 air cooled cars. Further, Porsche was not doing well in the early nineties, and production volumes were some of the lowest ever. On top of that, as these 964 based cars had a much stiffer chassis as well as a truly useable A/C and heating system, these are favorites by companies such as Singer and many others to be converted into high end retro cars. With the low remaining volumes of 964/965 coupes in existence, many consider the especially the 964 next to the 993 series cars to be some of the very best investment cars with the biggest growth potential. This specific car ought to be one of the very top investment opportunities being a well-known RUF car with a combination of ultra-rare features like turbo body, the higher powered 3.8 RUF engine, the 6-speed transmission, the four wheel drive, the huge brakes and matched suspension and most importantly the full “hidden” RUF cage. Please check out the photos – this car is spectacular.

We, Thoroughbred Motorsports LLC, are a well-known Restoration and Service shop for Porsche and RUF cars, best known for our engine and transmission builds as well as our Porsche-Celette equipped chassis restoration facility, we are not a dealer. We are listing the car for a Porsche friend and customer close to Harrisburg, PA. We have been servicing the car for some time and know it very well.

Note, the car only comes with the RUF wheels, the BBS wheels shown in one photo are no longer with the car.