Bringing a bit of Dutch flair to this list is Spyker.
Founded in 1880 by a pair of brotherly blacksmiths, the company got in business maintaining and constructing horse-drawn carriages. In 1898 they made their first car; then a few years later they built the “Golden State Coach” for Dutch royalty. Eventually the company got involved in motorsports and competed in the 15,000 kilometer Peking to Paris race, finishing in second place. During the First World War they built aircraft and engines; after the conflict they went back to cars. Then in 1925 they shut down… but not for good.
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Spyker was reintroduced in the year 2000, taking a bow with their oh-so-cool C8 Spyder model. Today, the C8 Aileron is a car to lust after. Bespoke craftsmanship, unique design features and a 4.2-liter Audi V8 seal the deal, though with heritage like this it’s hard to not want one.