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    Auctions: Spyker liquidating assets doesn't bode well
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    If there's any company that's faced some ups and downs, surely it's Spyker. The Dutch coachbuilder originally started out in 1880 and shut down in 1926, laying dormant until resurfacing in 1999. Things were going alright until Spyker tried running its own F1 team (which as fellow niche European ...

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    Official: Spyker promises B6 Venator Spyder reveal this year
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    Tucked in the middle of a very long business update press release, Spyker has confirmed that it will unveil a topless version of the B6 Venator Concept that we first saw in coupe form at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. A specific launch timeframe has not been given, other than the ...

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    Official: Swedish Automobile changes name back to Spyker
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    What's in a name? Just ask the people at Spyker. Back in 2010, the small Dutch producer of exotic GTs bought an ailing Saab from General Motors and proceeded to focus all its energies on keeping it afloat. And as if to reflect that shift in focus, changed its name to Swedish Automobile NV ...

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    Saab loses $107 million in Q1, looking for a Chinese partner
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    Automotive News reports that Saab lost $107 million during the first quarter of 2011. The automaker says that it is unlikely to meet its 2011 production target of 80,000 units, which is hardly news when considering that the automaker can't even make vehicles right now. The automaker sold only ...

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    BREAKING: Spyker sells car unit to coachbuilders CPP
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    Since it opened for business at the turn of the millennium, Spyker Cars has charted an unusual path. Essentially re-inagurating a brand no one had ever heard of in a country not exactly known for automobile production, the Dutch automaker then set about launching its own F1 team. That venture ...

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    Spyker confirms talks with BMW after reports that 2012 9-3 will get Bimmer power
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    Spyker Cars has released an official statement confirming that it is in talks with BMW about future component sharing. The rumors surrounding this topic had initially suggested that BMW would lend Saab its Mini Countryman platform to underpin a smaller 9-2 model, but new reports indicate that the ...

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    Report: Spyker posts loss, expects to lose more
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    An accounting rule, among other things, is ostensibly to blame for Spyker posting a loss and having to declare negative shareholder equity with more liabilities than assets. According to Automotive News, the new owner of Saab had counted General Motor's $326 million in redeemable preference ...

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    Video: Jay Leno welcomes Spyker C8 Laviolette into his garage
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    Spyker C8 Laviolette joins Jay Leno's Garage – Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's the Spyker C8 Laviolette's turn to tour Jay Leno's Garage, and it holds its own under the lights with a Rocket, McLaren F1 and Jay's Ecojet playing character roles in the background. Leno spends ...

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    Avenged Increased Sevenfold: Spyker plans massive sales increase on C7 Aileron?
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    Spyker Aileron C8 Spyder – click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's a shocker – Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker is looking to increase sales of its C8 Aileron to 250 units by 2012. That's a sevenfold increase compared to the meager 36 vehicles the company managed to move in ...

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    Saab officially resumes production, new 9-5 built first, next-gen SportCombi confirmed?
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    Saab resumes production – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's a good day in Trollhättan. After the many ups and downs of the Spyker/Saab sale, production has finally resumed at the automaker's plant in Sweden. To commemorate the occasion, a number of high-ranking officials took ...

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    Geneva 2010: 1957 Saab 93 rally headed for Mille Miglia with Spyker and Saab CEOs at the wheel
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    1957 Saab 93 rally car replica – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As car guys, we want to see Saab succeed at the hands of its new owners, Spyker Cars. And while the brand faces an uphill battle to reach profitability, its new masters are at least showing signs of understanding the ...

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    Finally Final: Saab sale transfer completed between GM and Spyker
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    2011 Saab 9-5 – Click above for high-res image gallery After a Mullholland's worth of twists and turns, the sale of Saab Automobile AB to Spyker Cars is complete. The official transfer of ownership from General Motors to the Dutch supercar concern occurred earlier today, and now Saab will ...

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    Saab-Spyker is Go: EIB reportedly approves 400M euro loan, Spyker shareholders agree to Saab purchase
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    Spyker-Saab is reportedly passing "Go" and collecting $547 million while they're at. According to Automotive News, the €400 million loan courtesy of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has received final approval. There's even more good Saab-related news (that almost feels weird to type) ...

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    Breaking: Swedish loan guarantee for Saab reportedly wins EU approval
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    What is thought to be one of the last remaining hurdles for the acquisition of Saab Automobile by Spyker Cars from General Motors has reportedly been cleared – the Swedish government's endorsement of a pivotal European Investment Bank loan has been okayed by the European Union. Bloomberg ...

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    BREAKING: GM reaches agreement to sell Saab to Spyker!
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    What a long, strange trip it's been. Every thriller must have an endgame, although whether the guy gets the girl in the end or just plain "gets it" is often in doubt right until the final frame. This afternoon, after a most improbable and tortured saga, General Motors has finally agreed to sell ...

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    Report: Spyker last bidder GM considering for Saab... or is it?
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    To paraphrase the once great weekend update anchor Chevy Chase, "Generalissimo Saab is still dead" and appears likely to stay that way. Bloomberg reports that Spyker is the last bidder standing to pick up the Swedish brand from General Motors, although Genii Capital and partner Bernie Eccelstone ...

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    BREAKING: Saab board reportedly votes to liquidate company, but GM still weighing bids
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    According to a press release quoted in Dow Jones Newswires, Stefan Lofven, head of Swedish trade union IF Metall, the board of Saab has voted today to liquidate the company. Simultaneously, General Motors has announced that it has hired AlixPartners to supervise the "orderly wind-down" of the ...

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    BREAKING: GM reportedly delays board meeting as new Swedish bidders emerge for Saab
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    Saab: A history in pictures – Click above for high-res gallery
    Just when we thought the financial soap opera surrounding Saab couldn't get any more convoluted or tortured, it has. Bloomberg is reporting that General Motors has once again delayed a meeting planned for today to determine the ...

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    Saab owners gather in wintery Detroit, urge GM to sell brand
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    Sell Saab Rally in Detroit – Click above for high-res gallery
    Popular wisdom would hold that about the only people willing to show up in sub-zero, slate-gray Detroit for a last-minute rally to advocate for Saab's sale would be stereotypical brand diehards – grizzled old-timers with ...

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    Report: Spyker would preserve Saab product plans, could sell own supercars in select dealers
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    2006 Saab Aero-X Concept – click above for high-res gallery In a far-reaching interview with AOL Autos this morning, Spyker Cars CEO Victor Muller revealed some interesting tidbits about his company's plan for Saab if they can successfully negotiate for its purchase from parent company ...

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