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In the south east of Amsterdam in 1880, two brothers, Jacobus and Hendrik Spijker, set up a coachbuilding shop. They began by building new and improved bodies for the Benz and their work was widely praised as being superior to that of the factory Benz offerings. Buoyed by their success, the Spijker brothers set out to build a motorcar of their own. The cars were called "Spyker" as to not confound those in non-Dutch speaking export markets, and their cars carried on the tradition of fine quality and respectable performance. The bothers also produced several models of aircraft which retained the original family name. Seventy-five years after the last Spyker car left the factory, the name was revived for an all-new, mid-engine supercar built on a bespoke chassis and powered by an Audi-derived 4.2 liter V8 engine. New bosses Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn borrowed heavily from Spyker's aviation heritage to detail the stylish new car, with NACA air inlets, propeller motif badges. The body styling was very attractive and unlike anything else on the road. Build quality and engineering excellence rank high at Spyker and the cars are beautifully constructed. Spyker even ventured in to Formula 1 and endurance racing, as a way of solidifying the brand as a genuine supercar maker with real pedigree.

The Spyker C8 Spyder offered here is a spectacular example, finished in jet black with black leather with contrast diamond quilted stitching in yellow. It is a very low mileage right hand example and presents in impeccable condition inside and out. The gorgeous black paintwork is accented by polished alloy on the mirrors, fog-light cutouts and "gun turret" body side air intakes. Other aeronautic inspired details include the light-alloy wheels, with their airplane propeller-shaped spokes with yellow brake calipers, and of course the propeller-motif Spyker badging. Simply opening the door of the Spyker C8 is dramatic thanks to its upward-swinging "swan-wing" doors. The front compartment is accessed via a clamshell deck lid, while the engine and trunk share a cover in the back. With its cut down windscreen, rollover hoops, and high-mount exhausts, the overall styling of the C8 Spyder is aggressive and sporting, yet the whole package is quite finely finished and beautifully detailed. The interior is exquisitely finished in diamond-quilted black leather on the high-back sport seats, door panels, sills and foot wells. The material is of the highest quality and finished to a beautiful standard, showing almost no signs of use. The spectacular dash features an engine-turned alloy fascia housing an array of cream-faced instruments and a series of chrome toggle switches, again repeating the vintage aircraft theme. A signature of the C8 is the elegant, finely machined and mirror polished shift-lever mechanism with its exposed shift rod and support. It is beautiful to look at and a joy to operate. Although it has all the trappings of a hardcore sports car, Spyker included the modern amenities one would expect in a modern luxury car, such as air conditioning, a fully adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, tire pressure monitoring, power mirrors, and remote keyless entry. Behind those beautiful sport seats rests the tried and tested 4.2 liter Audi V8 and a six-speed manual Getrag transaxle. The free-revving 400 horsepower engine appears showroom fresh in the virtually spotless engine bay and it sounds magnificent through the high-mount exhaust. The engine is shared with many Audi products of the period, making servicing and parts availability relatively straightforward. Stopping power comes courtesy of huge, ABS-equipped AP Racing four-wheel disc brakes. With just under 3000 miles from new, the Spyder is in outstanding mechanical order and still looks and feels as new. Fewer than 300 of these cars were produced worldwide, with this car believed to be 1 of only 4 Right Hand Drive Spyder examples produced.
Registered 2010
Mileage 2,900 miles
Engine Size 4.2 l
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Colour Black
Mileage 2,900 miles
Previous Owners 1
Exterior Colour Jet Black
Engine Size 4.2 l
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Bodystyle Convertible

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2010 mm
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Kaaimans International

Tollerton Lane, Tollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG12 4GQ
0115 855 7171
0115 855 7171
Dealership now Closed, open again at 08:00 on Monday

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Appointment only
Sunday Appointment only