Spyker are attempting to raise funds to put the B6 Venator and Venator Spyder in to production by issuing £100,000 bonds redeemable against a Venator.
Last year, Victor Muller seemed to have pulled off something of a coup for Spyker by delivering concepts of the B6 Venator Coupe and Spyder to much acclaim, which looked like a car that could kick-start Spyker’s rather troubled business model.
After a foray in to Saab ownership, Victor Muller lost Spyker to CPP, but CPP’s reliance on finance from Victor’s pal Vlad the banker proved to be CPP’s downfall and Victor emerged, somehow, back in control of Spyker.
But despite Victor’s legendary ability to schmooze finance from the most unlikely sources, it seems he’s run in to a bit of trouble with financing production of the Venator, so he’s come up with a plan that looks to be a cross between a lottery and crowd funding.
Spyker are offering one hundred £100,000 ‘Bonds’ in Spyker to raise £10 million to get the Venator in to production, with the promise that the Bonds can be redeemed for a special edition Venator worth at least £125,000 in due course (or get your money back after three or four years).
It’s an interesting route to go, and it may well work. Are there 100 people in the world willing to bung Victor £100k for the chance of a £25k discount on a Venator?
We’ll soon find out.
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Source: CNN Money