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  • #090 - C8 Spyder - Blue / Beige

    To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event, August 12-14, 2010

    VIN number: XL9AA11GO6Z363090
    Model Year: 2006
    Mileage: unknown (I'll check again when full catalogue description is available)
    Exterior color: Blue (I'll check again when full catalogue description is available in order to get the exact color)
    Interior color: Beige (I'll check again when full catalogue description is available in order to get the exact color)

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    Winning on sunday, selling on monday!

  • #2
    Stephan, you beat me to it! Just saw this one today myself and I was just checking to see if we had a thread for it yet! Nice find.


    • #3
      ... nice photos! I like the reflections on the floor.


      • #4
        Full auction description:

        2006 Spyker C8 Spyder

        To be offered at auction

        Chassis No. XL9AA11GO6Z363090

        400 bhp, 4,172 cc, mid-rear mounted Audi V8 engine with aluminum bock and heads, dual overhead camshafts, five valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and electronic sequential-port fuel injection, Getrag six-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower A-arms, pushrods with inboard Koni shocks, coil springs and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel, ventilated and slotted hydraulic disc brakes with ABS. Wheelbase: 101.4"

        - From an important private collection
        - Aircraft-inspired styling with Spyker heritage
        - Audi V8 performance
        - Virtually new, less than 400 actual miles

        Heralded by the slogan “Nulla tenaci invia est via,” meaning, “For the tenacious, no road is impassable,” Holland’s Spyker reemerged as an automobile constructor in October 2000. Debuted at the Birmingham Motor Show, the radical C8 Spyder was a complete stylistic departure from anything that preceded it yet skillfully recalled Spyker’s early background in both aircraft and automobile production.

        Notable design elements included fuselage-type styling, rear “cannon-port” vents, a prominent wide grille intake, a propeller-inspired steering wheel, an engine-turned dash insert and more. With a race-bred, fully independent suspension, six-speed gearbox and 400-horsepower, 4.2-liter Audi V8 engine, the C8 Spyder is in many ways a modern road-going counterpart to the sleek, piston-engine “warbirds” of WWII fame.

        The C8 was approved for importation into the United States in 2005. Road & Track editors were among the first to comprehensively test its considerable performance capabilities. Noting the exposed and polished shift linkage for the six-speed manual gearbox with its positive and precise action, R & T testers described it as “the 6-speed shifter equivalent to the exposed inner mechanicals of a Frederique Constant timepiece.”

        Once underway, “The gearbox feels precise, its closely machined tolerances achieving the sensation of positive engagement without being notchy.” The R & T testers continued, “The C8’s pedal cluster architecture is a machinist’s masterwork, appearing as if it could have been transplanted directly from an open-wheeler,” while “The non-boosted brakes…work like a combination of an anchor and drag chute to bring this 3,000-lb. sports car to a halt upon command.” Although it was suited to smoother roads, R & T pronounced the C8 a true “driver’s car” with its combination of quick steering, balance and neutral handling with some throttle-induced over-steer, easily provoked by the 400-horsepower Audi V8.

        With 60 mph achieved from rest in 4.4 seconds and in just two gear changes, it is clear that Spyker’s design team achieved their design objectives with the C8. Finished in Metallic Blue with a tan leather interior, this 2006 C8 Spyder comes from a large private automobile collection and is like new in appearance, with no visible flaws in evidence and less than 400 miles from new. In short, this limited-production C8 Spyder is one of the most visually and viscerally thrilling supercars ever built. It is both a superb example and a fantastic opportunity for the true driving enthusiast.
        Winning on sunday, selling on monday!


        • #5
          Looks like Royal Blue over Pharaoh, to be precise.


          • #6
            RM AUCTIONS
            Veilingprimeur Spyker C8 Spyder - - autonieuws, autovideo's, autoreviews, nieuwe auto's [Nieuws]

            $150,000-$200,000 US

            Seems a bit high?


            • #7
              Definitely a bit high, but this is simply the auction house trying to manage the price. My guess is that it will sell for between $150-160K.

              p.s. one of the best write-ups I've read on the car


              • #8
                Was it sold?


                • #9
                  yes, for 125,000 USD excluding RM auction's fee
                  The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do


                  • #10
                    So the estimate was indeed a bit too high


                    • #11
                      What are auction fees these days?


                      • #12
                        With fees $137,500... rumor has it, the new owner is a neighbor of #083
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by METHOMAS View Post
                          With fees $137,500... rumor has it, the new owner is a neighbor of #083
                          neighbor...!? Than it's easy for the new owner to organise a smal Spyker driving event..


                          • #14
                            Somebody put in touch with the new owner then, and I'll reach out.
                            With Tenacity, No Roof Is Impossible


                            • #15
                              For sale
                              Winning on sunday, selling on monday!