Dutch luxury carmaker Spyker opens talks with GM to buy Saab

A second small luxury car maker, Spyker of the Netherlands, is talking to General Motors it emerged yesterday about buying Saab Automobile, weeks after Sweden&rsquo;s Koenigsegg dropped its bid.<br /><br />A spokesman for Spyker, which made 43 cars last year that sell for &euro;200,000 (&pound;181,000) and upwards, said the Dutch carmaker was interested in Sweden&rsquo;s Saab and was talking to General Motors but declined to say whether it had already submitted a bid for the marque.<br /><br />Last month, Koenigsegg, which makes sports cars valued at $1m, pulled out of a deal backed by China&rsquo;s Beijing Automotive Industrial Holding to buy Saab, putting in doubt the future of the 60-year-old mass-market automaker, which is known for its well engineered cars.