2017 Runge RS010
Offered by Bonhams | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 21, 2021
I’m not sure I would classify Runge Cars as a manufacturer… they’re more of a combination coachbuilder and tuner, building modern Porsche-derived outlaws. The cars are all vaguely 356/550/RSK-esque, but with modern touches. They’re just custom cars, but all with a similar theme, which makes them identifiable as Runges. They are not an exact replica of anything… kind of like art you can drive, but based on this one going up for sale two years after completion, they are probably the kind of art that is more comfortable to just look at.
This is the RS010, a one-off that was built between 2017 and 2019 but is titled as a 1960, the latter part of which is eye-roll-inducing thus why I labeled it as a “2017.” Power is from a mid-mounted 2.3-liter flat-four good for 195 horsepower. I’m unclear as to what chassis this rides on, and the gauges and switches are from 1950s-era aircraft.
According to their website, and the naming convention, this is the 10th Runge car built, and the most recent. I can’t recall seeing many other change hands publicly, and Bonhams hasn’t listed a pre-sale estimate yet. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.