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.
Learn more about RUF and the CTR “Yellowbird” via this video on our YouTube Channel:
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.
This Vehicle is Lotus Certified Pre-Owned:
We’re proud to offer this vehicle, as a Lotus Certified Pre-owned (CPO) Vehicle, meaning that each car certified by us comes with a warranty for at least one year, and many with considerably more than that and even unlimited mileage restrictions. Have confidence knowing that you’re backed by a warranty unlike any other in the business. Come and visit us in store to learn more or email us here with your questions and we’ll tell you all about it.
Advantages of Lotus Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles:
We have you covered:
Drive with confidence knowing your vehicle is backed by an industry leading warranty with Superior Coverage. Our Lotus Certified Pre-Owned warranty program includes most of your car’s components, not just the drivetrain. For example, power windows, sunroof motors, even heated seats are all covered, as is your engine and transmission – but there’s lots more. Call or email us here for details.
Most of our certified pre-owned vehicles offer at least one year of coverage, with no mileage restrictions whatsoever. If the vehicle you purchase from us is still covered by the factory warranty, our Lotus Certified Warranty starts the day that warranty ends.
Warranty Valid throughout Canada and the USA:
If you’re traveling and cannot bring your car back to us for service, have the confidence knowing your car is covered when you travel. You can take your car to any licensed mechanic for warranty service, across Canada and the USA.
You Can Upgrade your Coverage:
One year not enough? You can easily upgrade your coverage up to as much as 10 years from the original factory warranty at nominal cost with varying options; we’ll give you the credit for the first year on us! Speak with one of our experts to learn more.
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.