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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a friend who bought a RUF CTR 'Yellowbird' from Japan recently and it had zero history. These are £0.5Mil+ cars today. I find it crazy that over in Japan they often don't keep any verifiable records for cars such as this Surprised


Conversely - what would a Japanese Ruf owner in the 80s have done? Air-freighted it to Pfaffenhausen every year for a service... Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
ELA wrote:
I have a friend who bought a RUF CTR 'Yellowbird' from Japan recently and it had zero history. These are £0.5Mil+ cars today. I find it crazy that over in Japan they often don't keep any verifiable records for cars such as this Surprised


Conversely - what would a Japanese Ruf owner in the 80s have done? Air-freighted it to Pfaffenhausen every year for a service... Dont know


Nearly every RUF goes to Japan, they are mad for them. They have 4x RUF dealers over there. Hence why many that come up for market would have spent some time in Japan Wink
http://www.ruf-web.co.jp/
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELA wrote:
Disco wrote:
ELA wrote:
I have a friend who bought a RUF CTR 'Yellowbird' from Japan recently and it had zero history. These are £0.5Mil+ cars today. I find it crazy that over in Japan they often don't keep any verifiable records for cars such as this Surprised


Conversely - what would a Japanese Ruf owner in the 80s have done? Air-freighted it to Pfaffenhausen every year for a service... Dont know


Nearly every RUF goes to Japan, they are mad for them. They have 4x RUF dealers over there. Hence why many that come up for market would have spent some time in Japan Wink
http://www.ruf-web.co.jp/


My question referred to 30 years ago when the CTR was a current model and Ruf was a tiny company that didn't really have any real presence outside of Germany. i.e. the root of an absence of service history. In practical terms only top tier car geeks and people who had been exposed to Faszination had even heard of them before Gran Turismo 2 launched in 2000 (which is as far as I know the point at which they became a thing in Japan)... Question
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