Spyker Bankruptcy Declared Void

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This is why I love you, Victor Muller……. —— SPYKER N.V. WINS APPEAL: BANKRUPTCY DECLARED NULL AND VOID WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT. Back in Moratorium of Payment, Spyker expects to reach an Agreement with its Creditors and exit Moratorium in a Matter of Weeks. Zeewolde, the Netherlands, January 29th, 2015. Spyker N.V., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Spyker Automobielen B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”), today won an appeal filed on December 29th, 2014 with the Appeals Court of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.Pursuant to the ruling rendered today the decision of the District Court of Midden-Nederland in Lelystad, the Netherlands (the […]

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Spyker Bankrupt, Muller Determined

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Most of you would have heard the news by now, but for those who have not….. Spyker’s situation went from really bad to terminal last night when their bankruptcy protection/reorganisation status moved into plain old bankruptcy (receivership). Spyker Cars sought protection from its creditors just two weeks ago but the bridge funding it was counting on to survive the reorganisation process has not materialised. The court moved the company into receivership at the request of the administrator leading the reorganisation. Typically, our mate Victor Muller (right) doesn’t see this as the end of the road. “None of the ambitions we […]

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Spyker Vs Saab, Victor Muller, Porsche-Porsche-Porsche and GM’s Recall

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So the results from the Saab vs Spyker poll from last week – i.e…… Which car do you think we’ll see available for sale first? The Spyker B6 Venator, or An electric Saab? …. were almost split down the middle. Spyker held a handy lead right from the get-go but the Saab pollsters chimed in later and the result evened out by the end. Thanks for your participation. I’m very keen to see which one will actually be built first. Actually, I’m keen to see if either of them will be built at all. —— In related news, Autoweek has […]

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Poll: Saab vs Spyker

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Time for a little light-hearted amusement…… One of my favourite sports shows has a question every week – Who would you rather be? There are two possible answers and they usually pose an upside and a downside. e.g Who would you rather be? Prince Charles, or Prince Harry? It sounds easy at first, but think about it. One’s going to be King, probably sooner rather than later. And let’s face it, it’s good to be King. The other is loved by the people and will still have a pretty good life. But he’s unlikely to ever be the King and […]

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Spyker appeal GM case dismissal

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I missed this story when I was on holiday but thanks to Victor himself dropping in on our comments section yesterday, I had reason to go searching for the story. Bottom line: On October 1st, Spyker appealed the judge’s dismissal of their case. Source: Law 360. Click that link to read the story in full. —— Dutch carmaker Spyker NV urged the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday to revive its $3 billion lawsuit alleging General Motors Co. pushed Saab Automobile AB into bankruptcy by interfering with Spyker’s bid to sell the Swedish automaker to Chinese investors, claiming a district court judge […]

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Spyker B6 Venator Spyder – pics and presser

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Spyker have just unveiled the topless version of the sensational B6 Venator that debuted earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. They promised the topless version back then. Today, at Pebble Beach, they delivered. Here are the official studio images and the press release. —— SPYKER UNVEILS B6 VENATOR SPYDER CONCEPT Spyker N.V. (“Spyker”) today revealed the Spyder version of its new exotic sports car, the Spyker B6 Venator, at a press conference in Pebble Beach, California. Just five months after unveiling the B6 Venator Coupe Concept to rave reviews at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show, Spyker – […]

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Judge dismisses Spyker’s lawsuit against GM

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Sad to see, but can’t say I’m too surprised. A judge has dismissed Spyker’s $3billion lawsuit against General Motors. From Business Week: DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a $3 billion lawsuit filed by Dutch car maker Spyker against General Motors Co. Spyker sued GM last August, accusing it of unfairly blocking a deal to let a Chinese buyer take over Swedish carmaker Saab. GM sold Saab to Spyker in 2010. Saab filed for bankruptcy protection less than a year later after GM blocked its sale to a Chinese automaker. GM asked U.S. Judge Gershwin Drain to […]

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Video: Victor Muller Talks About The Spyker B6 Venator

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I love my old boss. I’m so very pleased to see him looking happy and healthy after a hellish few years giving his life (and unfortunately failing) to resurrect Saab Automobile. Spyker Cars took a new concept car to the Geneva Motor Show last month, the Spyker B6 Venator. I think it looks 100% A-grade HOT. Spyker say they’ll build it from 2014 and I wish them only the best of luck in getting themselves on their feet again. The B6 Venator looks like just the right car for the occasion, too. In this 4 minute video, Victor Muller talks […]

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Spyker B6 Venator – Wow Factor 10!

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Holy schmozzoli. Victor Muller’s done it! I thought the first rendering we saw of the new Spyker B6 Venator Concept looked pretty nice. Now that we can see the car in the metal at the Geneva show, it looks like the real deal. It’s been built, it’s intended for production next year and most importantly, it looks absolutely sensational. Here’s the thing that most people don’t get about Spyker cars until they look into them. This is not a pure sports car. It’s a very sporting luxury car. The motoring press was talking up the Spyker B6 Venator as a […]

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Spyker B6 Venator – New at Geneva

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Spyker missed the Geneva Motor Show in 2012 due to upheaval caused by the Saab bankruptcy. Spyker chief Victor Muller was busy enough trying to keep the company afloat, let along preparing for a motor show. This year, Spyker are back. They’ve got something new to show, too – the Spyker B6 Venator concept car. Spyker have so far just teased the press with a few abstract images showing the upper shape and the tail lights of the car. Victor Muller spoke with the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, however, and let a few more clues out – along […]

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