1989 Porsche RUF CTR Yellowbird For Sale [Video]

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Looking to score yourself a truly one-off vehicle in America? Up for sale is this 1989 Porsche RUF CTR Yellowbird, the only aluminum lightweight variant of the Yellowbirds ever created for importation into the United States.

It comes with a hefty, but warranted price tag with a buy it now price of $279,000. This CTR is the lightest one in the world, weighing in at just 2,520-lbs and has been maintained by a professional team of Porsche experts at the 901 shop. It has had only one owner and sports 14,866-miles on the odometer.

This RUF CTR Yellowbird is powered by a 3.4L, twin-turbocharged engine with 525-hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a RUF six-speed transmission while the exterior of the vehicle sports 17-inch RUF wheels in a staggered setup. 0-60 mph is rated at 3.4-seconds with a top speed of 215-mph.

Quite possibly the ultimate vehicle for any Porsche collector, this RUF CTR Yellowbird is truly one-of-a-kind.

Check out a video of a RUF CTR Yellowbird on the Nurburgring after the break.

GALLERY: 1989 Porsche RUF CTR Yellowbird

[Source: eBay via German Car Forum]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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