The Spyker company
was formed in Holland by Jacobus Spijker and his
younger brother in 1900. Spyker's entire output
between 1904 and 1906 were exported to Britain.
model depicts one of the veteran automobile that
starred in the 1953 film Genevieve. Genevieve was
actually a Darracq driven by John Gregson and the
Spyker was driven by Kenneth More.
This model has
lead to some of the most extra ordinary
variations of any Yesteryear. The basic model was
always produced in yellow with dark green plastic
seats. The shade of yellow varies from the light
lemon of early issues to a mustard yellow of
models issued from 1968. Early issues have
significantly more gold trim than applied later.
The difference between early and late issues is
clear from the picture above. The regular issues
of the early models can be found between £30 and
£50. Late issues are usually around £20.
the usual colour of Yellow leads to some
extremely rare issues. The first issue was
produced in a pale cream colour and can command
over £300. Issues can also be found in the same
maroon colour as used for the Y13-1 Santa Fe.
These can be found with the regular wheels and
also a small batch of models were fitted with the
wheels of the Y6-2 Bugattis. All these maroon
version can exceed £1000 at auction.