Big surprise, this week’s weekly roundup is going to be all Porsche 993s with Turbo R conversions. Two really clean cars that were converted and subsequently reprented by RAC Performance and a third with a very well-documented and storied past.
Artic Silver Porsche 911 Turbo R Conversion: First up is the subject of yesterday’s facebook post. RAC Performance carried out the conversion on this sleeper bone-stock looking 993 Turbo just a few thousand miles before representing it for sale on their website in the summer of 2012. Even though $93,900 still represents the high side of the market, a car with low mileage, a bonafide history and conversion carried out at such low mileage really makes this purchase more of an emotional one, rather than trying to compare it to similar Porsche 993 Turbos on the market without the RUF Turbo R conversion and then add a premium of some sort for the RUF goodies. The only thing that gives this beast away a little bit are the exhaust tips and the lowered stance. I’m sure whoever ended up finally buying this has had a lot of fun blowing the doors off 996 Turbos and GT2s, and of course the unsuspecting Ferrari F430 driver.
Black Porsche 911 Turbo R Conversion: I am not ashamed to admit that I absolutely love the Speedline for Porsche 3-piece wheels that originally appeared on the Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6s in ’93 and ’94 here in the U.S., but also on the earlier 3.3 liter Turbo S Leichtbau cars that we did not get here in the states. They look just as fitting and at home on a 993 as they do on a 964, case in point being this Porsche 993 Turbo with RUF Turbo R Conversion carried out by RAC Performance. Like the silver car, this one has fairly low mileage, and the conversion was carried out just a few thousand miles before it was put up for sale late last year. Overall it looks super tidy and I think the Turbo S front chin spoiler is a nice, subtle touch that the discerning eye will pick up on. The interior is all Porsche, black everywhere with no RUF items, but obviously in pristine condition given the low miles. Between this one and the silver one, it would be tough to choose, but I would probably go with this for the beautiful wheels alone.
Black Porsche 911 Turbo R Conversion: Last but not least, we have the very well-documented on Rennlist Turbo R belonging to a gentleman in Washington state. This car has a very unique exhaust setup inspired by the CTR2 that the original owner worked with Alois Ruf to get properly mounted on his car. I have personally seen this car when it was owned by Javier V. here in Southern California and can vouch for its smashing good looks. It is also the car that you click on on the left side of the screen when you land in the registry and want to navigate to the 993-based RUF section of the site. I’ve posted the original photo, which was taken by Javier, below.
That’s all for this week, and if you have any further info about any of these or other cars you see in the registry, do not hesitate to e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org