2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette

Rétromobile 2020 - RM Sotheby’s
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
$271,710 (€246,875)
Sale Price
5 February 2020
Sold Date
Lot Number
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. XL9BA11G98Z363029. Silver over orange. 4.2-liter, 400-hp Audi V-8. 6-speed manual. Michelin Pilot Sport tires, slotted rotors, and hardtop.

Evaluation: Original | 18,000 kilometers (11,200 miles). The clear bra on the nose is yellowing and has some light scuffs on it but presumably the paint underneath is just fine. Small scratch in the driver’s-side window. A little dirt in the engine bay. Upholstery has little detectable age or wear but smells like it may have been smoked in once or twice. Driver’s seat has a slightly flat bottom.

Bottom Line: With exposed gear linkage, aircraft-style gauges, ample aluminum trim, and diamond-stitched upholstery everywhere from the seats to the door panels, the Spyker has the coolest interior this side of a Pagani. And while neither the most attractive nor the quickest thing for the money in its day (or now), the Dutch supercar offers character in spades and a high degree of exclusivity. The appeal isn’t lost on enthusiasts, and Spykers typically sell for a little more than their original base price, at $209,990. This one was appropriately bought for its condition and mileage.

by Hagerty Insider
7 February 2020
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