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2008 Spyker C8

Laviolette
$396,000
Sale Price
49
Lot Number
N/A
original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis No. XL9BA11G68Z363182. Black Olive Green over saddle leather. 4.2-liter Audi V-8, 6-speed manual. Factory fitted luggage, books, also includes steering wheel with airbag.

Evaluation: Original | One of 58 Laviolettes built. Represented with 45 miles from new. Sold new in Belgium, then got a full service by a Spyker specialist in the Netherlands before coming to the United States.

Bottom Line: Spykers are neither the prettiest nor the fastest cars for the money, but they’re packed with cool little details, and the craftsmanship is undeniable, so they’re beautiful in their own way. Eccentric cars don’t always become collectible cars, but these Dutch oddballs have a following, and they tend to trade for a little bit above their original base price. This one sold strongly thanks to its low odometer reading and rare but attractive color.

by Hagerty Editor
20 August 2020
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Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
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Parts car.
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