2006 RUF RT 12

Base Coupe
Sale Price
$500,000 - $600,000
Est. Range
19 August 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Unrestored Original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis number W09BD03816PR06063. Chroma Flash over Flamenco Red and Gray leather. 3746cc H6/650hp, 6-speed transaxle, all-wheel drive, limited-slip, adjustable coil-overs, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with red RUF calipers, OZ wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, Kevlar carbon doors, integrated roll cage, clear bra on the nose, interior carbon package.

Evaluation: Single ownership from new, ordered directly from RUF in 2006 and delivered in the US. Original build sheet lists a total price of nearly $350,000. The Hologram Matte finish looks spectacular but there are some isolated chips below the doors and on the roof as well as a long scratch on the right rear fender, all of which would be tough to correct. There is a large chip in the middle of the windshield as well. There is some waviness in the bare carbon rear wing. The interior is very good. Spectacular to look at and very fast, but not perfect.

Bottom line: Adjusted for inflation, that $350K original price works out to $511K in 2022 dollars. With all the associated costs of owning and using a high-strung exotic car, this RUF’s single owner didn’t really make money and likely didn’t quite break even. But they did come close, and that’s doing pretty well by most standards in this hobby. Given that the RT12’s performance puts it in the same league of speed as 2000s hypercars like Porsche’s own Carrera GT, half a million dollars also doesn’t seem like a bad value for the new owner.

by Eddy Eckart
6 September 2022
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