An era of glorious excess, the 1980s produced an entire industry around tuned versions of production supercars, eminating from the likes of Sbarro, Koenig, DP Motorsport, RUF and Gemballa.
Gemballa was founded in 1981 by Uwe Gemballa, who had a strong interest in aerodynamics and the market in post-production customisation of the supercars of the day, famously turning his hand to the Porsche 930 to produce an outrageous looking and outrageously quick hypercar.
The turbo-based Avalanche coupe and convertible Cyrrus debuted in 1985, designed for very wealthy clients with designer tastes. The Cyrrus was modified with unique body panels and a bespoke interior fitted with the ultimate in-car entertainment at the time. In fact the in-car audio company Pioneer used Gemballa vehicles in their advertisements and brochures for several years.
We understand around 10 examples were made in all, this 1986 Cyrrus took a 911 Turbo Cabriolet as its basis, fitted with the naturally aspirated 3.2 engine as used in the 911 3.2 Carrera. The Cyrrus received a bespoke interior with an 8-cassette changer, and a multi-function steering wheel, cutting edge stuff at the time. BBS split-rim wheels were added on each corner, and the signature Gemballa triple exhausts adorned the rear end of the car.
This fantastic low mileage example is in extremely good and original condition, showing less than 20,000 miles recorded from new, supported with a comprehensive history file of maintenance from when first delivered. This is a an extremely rare example of 80s individuality at its best, which can only appreciate in interest over the coming years.