Classics, passion for the past

1995 MG RV8

£ 22995

Body Convertible
Odometer 23000
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3.9L
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Green metallic
Interior Color Beige
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
Manufactured in 1995, (M Reg) but imported back to the UK in December 2007 with just 10,300km, this car has been used sparingly and now shows just 38900 km (23,000 miles). The paperwork and documentation suggests maintenance as required with invoices and a consistent MOT record dating back to the importation date of 2007. Most recently the car has had replacement tyres with refurbished alloy wheels which compliment the exterior colours of Woodcote Green paintwork with green hood. The interior connolly leather is in excellent condition as is the veneered elm woodwork and of course there is the bonus of fitted air conditioning. Given the way RV8’s have continued to grow in value of late and the limited number of cars available, it is all the more reason to snap this one up before the sun comes out!
The MG RV8 was produced from 1992 with some new body panels for the standard MGB body shell; to create a much updated MGB model. The suspension shared the leaf spring rear set-up of the MGB. The boot lid and doors were also shared with the original car, as were the rear drum brakes. The engine was the 3.9-litre version of the aluminium Range Rover V8 SDi, coupled to the 5 speed LT77 gearbox which delivered power through a limited-slip differential.
A large proportion of the limited MG RV8 production went to Japan, 1,579 of the 2000 produced, and only 330 RV8s were purchased initially in the UK. Several hundred of the cars exported to Japan were re-imported back to the UK, with a peak number of 485 registered at the DVLA in the UK.
From time-to-time we hand pick a small number of Japanese import cars for our stock. To meet our exacting criteria, they will need to be exceptional examples, with low mileage and in mint condition. Prestige cars were, when originally sold in Japan, very expensive and tended to be bought by wealthy individuals who maintained them well. Moreover, because salt is not used on Japanese roads there is, in our experience, significantly less corrosion evident when compared to UK cars of a similar age.