July 2014: For sale at Weissach in Vancouver, Canada. Description from the ad:
What an absolute show stopper – narrow body 1990 RUF CTR in Tornado Red with Black Interior. Introduced for the 1987 model year and based on the Porsche 911, the CTR featured an enlarged and highly tuned version of Porsche’s 3.2 litre flat-six cylinder engine, lightened body panels, an integrated roll cage (adding chassis stiffness in addition to occupant safety), upgraded suspension and braking systems, a custom-designed transmission, and several unique trim pieces such as polyurethane bumpers, and the use of the fender-mounted oil filter (a Porsche feature for the 1972 MY only) necessitated by relocating the oil tank forward to clear the inter-cooler on that side.
The car received its nickname, “Yellowbird”, during testing by Road & Track magazine, whose staffers noted the contrast created by its yellow paintwork against the overcast skies on the day of their photo shoot. This is the only RUF VIN in Canada, and one of only 29 CTR cars produced worldwide. Imported into Canada by the owner under the 15 years rule, this is a very Clean and well cared for car that has had nothing but proud owners. Original factory options include RUF sport seats, RUF steering wheel, RUF sport pedals, RUF boost gauge and dial, RUf Aero mirrors and RUF 17×9-17×10 sport wheels.
This car returned home to the factory in 2005, and had a full factory refresh at that time. Most recently, the Weissach Workshop serviced the car between October 2012 – February 2013, during which time new pistons and valves were fitted to the motor, as well as a transmission overhaul. Also at that time new tires were fitted and a four wheel alignment was performed. The car has traveled less than 200 kms since that major service, and sits in our showroom ready for a new owner.