Spyker to be sold by Galpin in California
Spyker – yes the same Spyker that purchased Saab from General Motors – has found a new dealership home in the US and we’re not the least bit surprised to find out that they’ve tapped Galpin to help break-in the Spyker C8 Aileron coupe and spyder into the US market.
The inclusion of Spyker into the fleet of brand’s under Galpin’s dealerships makes it the latest in a long line of car brands that have tapped the services of Galpin to sell their vehicles. Among the other brands that Galpin sells in the Van Nuys, California dealership includes Ford, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Lotus.
While Galpin has a pretty strong track record of selling more than its fair share of vehicles, the expectations for Spyker are somewhat tempered because, as history has shown, the brand has yet to establish a footing in this part of the world as evidenced by Spyker selling only around 20 cars in the US last year.
Nevertheless, Galpin President Beau Boeckmann has said that the goal for their dealership is to maintain about 10% of the market shares in North America, which isn’t saying much given that Spyker is far from a household name in this part of the world.
Then again, unless Spyker has something in store for customers that we don’t know about, we don’t expect it to take the US by storm; at least not yet.
Press Release after the jump.
Galpin Motors announced today that it will celebrate the addition of the luxury automotive exotic, Spyker, to the stable of premium brands at the esteemed Galpin Premier Collection. Galpin will now serve as the exclusive Spyker dealership for Los Angeles.
Spyker Cars of the Netherlands – which has also just reached an agreement to acquire iconic automotive brand Saab – is acclaimed for its high-end, hand-crafted premium sports cars. Spyker is the definition of ultra-exclusive with extremely limited production automobiles for the most discerning automotive purist. Its motto "For the tenacious, no road is impassible" has been proven over the past year as one of the world’s smallest brands defied a crumbling economy and continues to bring new product into the market.
Spyker models are not for the faint of heart. With vehicle prices ranging from $210,000 to $280,000 and impressive speeds reaching nearly 200mph, the Spyker brand is truly for the most accomplished and passionate automotive enthusiasts.
"We’re very excited to have Spyker join our Premier Collection," said Beau Boeckmann, Vice President of Galpin Motors. "Spyker’s machine-turned touch-points and high-end design elements, to its aircraft-inspired styling, Spyker will bring a new dimension to our family of exclusive motorcars. We are dedicated to becoming the premier retailer for Spyker."
The opening of Galpin Spyker will mark a new chapter for the brand with the introduction of the all-new C8 Aileron Coupe and C8 Aileron Spyder.
"The design of the car is nothing short of extraordinary. Not only is there extreme attention paid to detail with hand-crafted parts from the finest alloys and materials, but its performance is breathtaking." Boeckmann adds. "In a world of cost-cutting and intensive use of plastics in automobiles, Spyker is a no- excuses automobile where every component is engineered to aircraft-type standards with jewel-like quality."
Galpin will host a private party to induct Spyker into the Galpin Premier Collection, which currently includes Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lotus Cars. The invitation-only guests will enjoy a VIP cocktail reception sponsored by IWC watchmakers; Black, Starr & Frost will present Sir Gabriel Tolkowsky’s Gabrielle Diamonds. Bernardus Winery, Stockholm Krystal Vodka and Macallan Whiskey will also be represented at the Gala event.
The exclusive Spyker showroom is located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys, Calif., 91406. For more information about Spyker at Galpin Motors, please visit www.galpin.com. Main line: 818.894.3800