1988 Gold Motor Company Cirrus

Lot: 551

Sold for (£): 14,300
Offered for sale is a 3.5L 1988 Gold Motor Company Cirrus manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 92 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Weird and wonderful, the Rover V8 powered, 4WD, all-British 'Cirrus'...

  • A limited production sports car concept from the Gold Motor Company
  • Space-framed, with 200bhp from its Rover V8, and Ferguson 4-wheel drive
  • A mere three examples were ever built and this car is believed to have been the prototype. 
  • Naturally, finished in Gold with a superb Red and Blue interior
  • Reading just 5,210 miles!
  • It has formed part of a large collection in recent years and is an extremely rare find. 






Lot Details

Registration: E828 XGT RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1988 Engine size: 3.5L
Make: Gold Motor Company Odometer reading (miles): 5200
Model: Cirrus MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: GMC001/87RPS

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 92 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Original car that reflects low mileage reading. 


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Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History


The Nick Butler designed Cirrus was a limited production sports car built in the late 1980s from a space frame chassis. The all-British creation was powered by 3,500cc Rover V8 producing 200bhp sent to a Ferguson 4-wheel drive system. Costing £45,000 when new, it was described in a Top Gear review by Tiff Needell as: "underpowered compared to the supercar opposition but cornering is neutral and the handling excellent."

Some previous MoT documents and some bills for works carried out. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history