Had a good mix of cars this week with multiple generations of 911 represented and a great 3400K Cayman that gets out and mixes it up with the big boys.
“Azzurro Santa Barbara” RUF 3400K Cayman: I’ll start off by saying that I’ve seen this car in person before and the color is awesome. I was at the Monterey Historics in 2009 when Porsche was the featured marque and it was parked on the hard, tan-colored dirt section on the infield of Laguna Seca and it just popped amongst all the various grays, guards red, black and white cars that were also around. You could tell the car definitely got out and wasn’t afraid to get scrappy because the front end had a little gash down at the lowest part of the bumper on the passenger side. Many people who have driven the Cayman say the chassis has better balance than a 911s, but is kept underpowered to not overshadow its bigger brother. If that’s true, then the RUF 3400K is pretty much the perfect formula. This car was submitted by its owner, Dr. Joe C. and he appears to have been the first Cayman 3400K customer that RUF had. According to him the car is prototype 02/02 purchased new at Porsche in Germany and delivered to RUF in Pfaffenhausen for full conversion to Cayman 3400K in June of 2006 where it was also repainted to its current awesome color, “Azzurro Santa Barbara”.
Porsche 997 Carrera S RKompressor Conversion: A pretty comprehensive RKompressor conversion, this car resides on the east coast of the United States. Its current owner has added some tasteful modifications like the Champion Motorsport wheels and some light engine enhancements to bring out some more performance from the RKompressor. I especially like the LED front turn signals and rear taillights as they’re the only thing that really dates the 997.1 911s and are easily reversible if you ever have to sell the car.
Silver 1995 RUF BTR: Last but not least, the infamous Car & Driver Magazine text car that was featured in the May 1997 issue of the magazine. It has been through a few owners and there’s quite a bit of history on this car in various corners of the internet. I’m still working on filling out the complete history of the car, but know of a couple of other previous owners and will populate the registry description with its history when I have some time to contact the previous owners and sort through the details.
That’s it for now. As always, if you come across any RUFs, please submit them through the SUBMIT A RUF link or email me with the details at firstname.lastname@example.org