Lot Number
165
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1986 Gemballa Cyrrus

£125,000 - £160,000

RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 6 SEPTEMBER 2017


Identification No.
WP0ZZZ91ZGS151888

Documents: Proof of EC Taxes Paid

  • An extraordinary example of ’80s tuning at its finest
  • Very original with known history and less than 19,400 miles from new
  • Thought to be one of 10 produced

With the 1980s being the era where discretely displaying wealth was forgotten, the demand for ever more expensive and unique cars increased rapidly. The highly successful Porsche 930 was a mainstay of the sports car market, but it was hardly surprising that such a ‘straight-laced’ sports car would become the attention of tuners. Gemballa was founded in 1981 by Uwe Gemballa, an engineer who started out creating bespoke interiors before developing a strong interest in aerodynamics and associated aftermarket products. Not before too long, Gemballa turned its attention to producing whole cars based on Porsche 930s and quickly gained a reputation for outrageous designs and performance.

The convertible Cyrrus, along with its Turbo-based sister, the Avalanche, debuted in 1985, and it was clearly aimed at very wealthy clients who wanted to be noticed. Each Cyrrus was extensively modified by Gemballa with virtually unique body panels all-round and bespoke interiors filled with the latest technology for the time.

Believed to be one of 10 examples produced, this 1986 Cyrrus was based on a 930 Cabriolet with a naturally aspirated engine. Much like previous Gemballa creations, this Cyrrus received a bespoke interior with an 8-cassette changer along the bottom for the dashboard and driver control buttons mounted on the steering wheel. This Cyrrus was also fitted with BBS split-wheels and the signature Gemballa triple exhausts. With an extensive file with known history from new, this example is presented in extremely good and original condition with less than 19,400 miles from new. An extremely rare opportunity to own one of the most extraordinary cars of the 1980s, this highly original Gemballa is not to be missed.



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