The genesis of SpykerEnthusiast traces back to the remarkable #013, a wide-bodied Spyker built in 2003. This particular model holds historical significance as the pioneer of Spyker's broadened design. Initially utilized at Cosworth for ABS testing, the #013 was also the inaugural car configured with North-American settings.
Originally presented in a pristine aluminum finish, the #013 underwent a transformative journey. In a symbolic gesture marking the owner's wedding at CPP, the car received a distinctive paint job, transforming it into an elegant white masterpiece adorned with striking orange striping.
In 2016, a pivotal moment unfolded when Jasper acquired the #013. This acquisition marked a significant shift for Jasper, who had previously parted ways with his Ferraris. Little did he anticipate the profound impact this Spyker would have. Unbeknownst to him, the #013 became the catalyst for SpykerEnthusiast's inception, setting the stage for a new chapter in his automotive journey.
Thus, the #013 stands not only as a testament to Spyker's innovative design and technological prowess but also as the transformative spark that ignited the passion leading to the establishment of SpykerEnthusiast.
In his first Spyker project, Jasper aimed to elevate a factory test car to showroom condition. Following the principle of comprehensive restorations, the process began from scratch. The goal was not just to meet factory standards but to exceed them, creating a meticulously crafted automotive masterpiece.
The front and rear are being prepped so they will be protected against corrosion. The final color will be "Gun Metal" grey.
Determined the precise location for the door sill text. Now, onto additional sanding and applying three layers of clear coat, with sanding in between using a 3000-grit finish and polishing. Achieved impressive results with the completion of the initial panels!