<B>2009 Spyker C8 'Laviolette' Coupe </B> <br /> VIN. XL9BA11G39Z363223

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2009 Spyker C8 'Laviolette' Coupe

Sold for US$ 370,750 inc. premium
2009 Spyker C8 'Laviolette' Coupe
VIN. XL9BA11G39Z363223

4,172cc DOHC 48-Valve Audi V8 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
400bhp at 6,500rpm
6-Speed Manual Getrag Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Exceedingly well-preserved example of the innovative and rare Spyker C8 Laviolette
*Less than 700 miles from new and recent service performed
*One of only 4 examples factory-prepared in Burnt Almond Orange
*Bespoke, hand-built Spyker sports car with reliable Audi power


SPYKER CARS

In the southeast 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 brothers 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 and even a wild propeller inspired steering wheel for the home market. 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 into Formula 1 and endurance racing, as a way of solidifying the brand as a genuine supercar maker with real pedigree.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The Spyker C8 Laviolette Coupe model offered here is a spectacular and exceedingly rare motorcar. Just 58 Laviolette examples of the Spyker C8 model are believed to have been completed during the 2001-2009 production-run, of which just four were finished in the striking Burnt Almond Orange exterior color as seen on this car. The Spyker C8 Laviolette had been unveiled by Spyker at the 2001 Amsterdam International Motor Show as the closed Coupe counterpart to the C8 Spider, with the name Laviolette referencing the Belgian engineer Joseph Valentin Laviolette, who had helped develop several successful Spyker racing cars in the early 1900s.

This C8 Laviolette was delivered new to the U.S. market, where it appears to have resided in Florida from new until it was acquired by the consignor in 2015 - a prominent Northeastern-based collector of exceptional motorcars - with less than 500 miles on the odometer. The rare Spyker has since been looked after in a climate-controlled environment and was thoroughly serviced by Rosso Service of Forest Hill, MD in 2019.

The gorgeous Burnt Almond Orange paintwork is accented by polished alloy on the mirrors, fog-light cutouts and "gun turret" body side air intakes. Simply opening the door of the Spyker C8 is dramatic thanks to its upward-swinging "swan-wing" mechanism. The overall styling of the C8 Laviolette 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 with exterior-matching orange stitch 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.

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 400bhp engine appears showroom fresh in the virtually spotless engine bay, and it sounds magnificent through the high-mount exhaust. Stopping power comes courtesy of huge, ABS-equipped AP Racing four-wheel disc brakes.

Fewer than 300 Spyker C8's were produced, of which just about 58 were of the Laviolette Coupe model. Make no mistake, this is not a hastily assembled component car; the Spyker C8 is thoroughly engineered and artfully crafted. It is an absolute joy to drive as well, thanks to the well-sorted nature, balanced handling, and screaming V8 engine hurtling you toward the horizon like a vintage warbird. With less than 700 miles recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging and fastidiously well-preserved condition inside and out, this must be one of the very best examples available of the rare breed.
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