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We typically handle the following Spyker
C8: Laviolette, Spyder, Double 12 & Aileron.
C12: La Turbie & Zagato.
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In 1898 two brothers, Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker, coachbuilders in Amsterdam, built their first Benz-engined motorcar with which they won immediate acclaim for the craftsmanship of their bodywork.
In the same year Spijker built the famous golden state coach, still in use today, to commemorate the forthcoming coronation of the Dutch queen, Wilhelmina.
This was the turning point in their business career: from that moment on the Spijker brothers committed their company fully to the production of motorcars. The business name was changed to Spyker, for easier recognition in foreign markets.
In 1903 Spyker introduced the extremely advanced 60/80 HP. It was the first car with a six-cylinder engine as well as permanent four-wheel drive and four-wheel brakes. In the same period Spyker introduced its patented dust shield chassis, a chassis fitted with a streamlined under tray that prevented the car from making dust on unpaved roads.
Spyker's image was further enhanced when in 1907 a privately entered standard model Spyker 14/18HP Tourer became legendary after successfully competing in the famous gruelling Peking to Paris raid, arriving in second place. It was innovations as these that characterized the Spyker cars that quickly became famous for their quality and the ruggedness of their engineering.
The Spyker models, with their characteristic circular radiators were especially successful in the Dutch East Indies and in Britain, where Spyker became known as the Rolls Royce of the continent.
In the period preceding World War 1, a worldwide slump in the luxury car market meant that Spyker had to diversify its production and merged with the Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V. the company started developing and building fighter aircraft. During the war, Spyker built around 100 fighter aircraft and 200 aircraft engines.
In 1914 the company introduced the slogan still being used today: Nulla tenaci invia est via: For the tenacious no road is impassable. Along with the slogan came a new logo, featuring a spoke wheel with a horizontal propeller across.
After the war Spyker resumed car production. True to its motto, Spyker continued building record-breaking cars. Most famous of these is the Spyker C4. It had a special engine, built by the famous German engineer Wilhelm Maybach. It had a double ignition system with Bosch high-tension magneto and battery-coil ignition with two spark plugs per cylinder.
The Spyker C4 was a powerful, dependable and luxurious car. In 1921, a standard C4 - chassis number C41, engine number 3201 - established a new endurance record, driving continuously for 36 days and covering a distance of 30.000 kilometers. This car was called the Tenax.
Later on it was bought by the Dutch nobleman Hugo Baron van Pallandt who, with this car, won the first prize in the hill climb of the Mont de la Turbie near Monte Carlo in March 1922. The Spyker C12 LaTurbie owes its name to this sporting success. Also in 1922, the famous British driver Selwyn Edge broke the Brookland's Double-Twelve speed record, clocking an average speed of 119 km/h.
In 1925, the Spyker Company ceased trading, but its name has never been forgotten. Spyker became an icon, a brand name that stands for technologically advanced, exotic and dependable cars. That heritage has been passed over to the new Spyker company and its cars.
Since October 2000 when the Spyker C8 Spyder was unveiled at the Birmingham Motor Show, Spyker has established a strong foothold in the super car market niche. Hand-built in the best tradition of the traditional Spykers by the most dedicated craftsmen of our time using the very best materials available.
Created with passion for the most passionate of drivers. The Spyker C8 Spyder won instant acclaim and was awarded the 2000 Institute of Vehicle Engineers Design Award on 18 October 2000. The Spyker C8 Laviolette, a coupe reminiscent of modern jet fighters, made its debut during the Amsterdam Motor Show in February 2001.
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