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Eddie Van Halen's RUF Porsche 911 Turbo Is Beyond Cool

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And now it can be yours (if you've got rock star money).

For countless fans, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitarist that ever walked our planet. While Jimmy Hendrix fans may disagree there's one thing no one can deny: Van Halen has excellent taste in cars. This 1996 RUF-modified Porsche 911 Turbo is proof. And if you've got the available funds, you can buy it right now.

It's up for sale on Bring A Trailer with a top bid of $120,812, as of this writing. We wouldn't be surprised to see it increase before the bidding closes. Van Halen, it seems, simply couldn't make do with a standard 993 911 Turbo, hence his decision to hand it over in 2000 to the famous Porsche-only tuning outfit.

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All of the modifications were done at his request. This is Eddie Van Halen's vision of the ideal air-cooled 911 Turbo. With its Arena Red exterior and black leather interior, RUF installed its own camshafts, turbochargers, exhaust system, and an EKS computer, among other things. Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six. A specific output was not given, but a standard 993 911 Turbo produced 402 hp. Power goes to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

Van Halen opted to retain the factory spec 18-inch turbo twist wheels, four-wheel ventilated and cross-drilled brakes with red-painted calipers, and a heated passenger seat. The guitar master installed a racing-style bucket seat for himself.

Some optional features include leather-covered instrument rings, stainless steel door sills, and CD storage located behind the parking brake lever. Only 21,000 miles are on the odometer, 5,000 of which were driven by the car's second and current owner. That owner has taken extremely good care of this Porsche since buying it from Van Halen a decade ago.

The sale includes all service records, factory books, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title. And like we said, if you want this one-of-a-kind RUF 911, act fast. That means today.

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