Flatnose RUF 911 set for Silverstone’s Race Retro auction
Silverstone Auctions will kick of their 2016 sales season on 27-28 February at the Race Retro show with a pair of rare Ruf neunelfers leading the Porsche contingent at Stoneleigh Park.
Lot 712, a 1986 Ruf BTR, with a guide price of £100,000-£120,000 ($145,000-$174,000), will be the first of the modified duo under the hammer before a 964 Anniversary-based Ruf RCT heads for sale with an estimate of £115,000-£130,000 ($166,000-$188,000).
The former began life as a four-speed Porsche 930 Flatnose delivered to its first owner in the Netherlands early in 1987 before soon after heading to Alois Ruf’s concern for a comprehensive rebuild.
There the barrels were replaced for fully finned items giving a capacity of 3.4 litres, unique Mahle pistons and con-rods were installed and 935-type camshafts were fitted, along with a five-speed gearbox conversion (two years before Porsche would fit their own G50 to the 930).
The 964 Anniversary-based Ruf RCT also features in intriguing history having been bought by Alois Ruf Jr and converted to RCT specification, a move requiring the installation of a 3.6-litre turbocharged flat six, and a four-wheel drive system into the 964’s platform.
Elsewhere at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale, for fans of more modern, water-cooled 911s, there are a pair of Porsche 996 GT3 Mk1s as well as a 997 GT3 RS Gen2, the left-hand drive latter with an estimate of £130,000-£150,000 ($188,000-$217,000).
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