Spyker C4 30/40 HP Standard Torpedo Cabriolet 1920s – Impressive quality of Spyker C4 30/40 HP Standard Torpedo Cabriolet, the method for replacing gears in Spyker C4 is rather strange; The gear gate has a ‘W configuration’. The lever must be moved back, to the side and then forward to replace the tooth.
In 1921, Spyker C4 Torpedo was worth fifteen thousand guilders. In the same year, the British magazine The Autocar stated: “Spyker is a good car to handle. Considering that the cylinder capacity is below six liters, acceleration and strength are extraordinary. Progress from London to Brooklands is almost gliding, to the subtle rhythmic hum of the engine.”
In the Netherlands, Spyker C4 sets special records. On November 27, 1920, the first Spyker C4 named ‘Tenax’ (Latin for ‘tenacious’) went for the Nijmegen-Sittard-Nijmegen endurance race, which is about 120 kilometers long, to be covered endlessly by four drivers over a period of about one month. The race ended on January 2, 1921, with Spyker breaking records set by Rolls-Royce; in 36 24-hour periods, ‘Tenax’ has traveled 30,000 kilometers with an average speed of 35 km / hour.
Spyker C4 30/40 HP Standard Torpedo Cabriolet 1920s