I have a Siva Spyder in red with black band with 4 spoke wheels like the wheels you would see on the Blue Shark. I do not see this variation in the Matchbox books or Wormans books. Is it rare? I do not ever see them like that on eBay either. Any expert help with 69-82 Matchbox Superfast would be greatly appreciated.
I have seen the real car as a friend of my oldest brother used to own it. The real car is silver. It can be seen on the link below.
SIVA SPYDER (S160)
The 'S160' began life as a project for Marcos as a GT with a Hillman Imp engine. However, Marcos dropped the concept and SIVA re-designed it into the SIVA S160 Spyder. The car debuted in the 1971 Racing Car Show. The 'Spyder' was based on a VW beetle floorpan. The Spyder was unique in that all the car switchgear was housed in the driver's door. A bare bodyshell was available for £525 or a completed car was available for £895. There were 12 'S160 Spyder' produced in total.
Interestingly, the SIVA Spyder was produced as a toy car by 'Matchbox' around 1972 and appeared as #41 in their range. A few variations of the toy were available and even today these are often seen for up for sale.