The MGR V8 was introduced in 1993, as with availability of the MGB Heritage Body shell, the resources were available to create a stunning MG Roadster. Production was limited to around 15 cars per week, and production finished in 1995 when a total of 1983 cars had been produced. 1500 of these stunning motor cars went to Japan, and a significant number have subsequently returned back to the UK, and this car is one of these. In fact this car is 143rd from the last one built. Finished in Woodcote Green with Ivory leather interior, this car is absolutely stunning. The car returned to the UK in 2007 after having covered 34598kms (21498 Miles) from new. Since its return to the UK the car has had 3 owners and has a very comprehensive history file and completed a further 20,000 bringing the total up to around 40,000 miles. It is also fitted with Spax Shock absorbers all round and also have the extremely desirable Optimax Chip fitted to improve the amazing driveability of the car. The paint works simply gleams, the leather is almost unmarked and the woodwork is absolutely gorgeous showing no crazing of the lacquer, like many of this model, and the alloy wheels are in remarkably good condition. If you’re looking for an MGR V8, you won’t want to miss out on this one. It is an absolutely stunning car and at £18995 could be considered something of a bargain, and wouldn ‘t it look great on your drive!
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A time-honoured MG RV8 in splendid condition and just 15,285 miles MODEL HISTORY The MG RV8 was bought to fruition by Rover Special Projects team, a team of 30 planners, engineers and designers based at Gaydon, Rovers test track in Warwickshire. Headed by RSP Director, Steve Schlemmer, the project was called Adder in recognition of the Anglo-American Cobra of the 60s, their objective was to recreate the MGB as it would have been had it never left production. Launched at the British Motor Show in 1992, the MG RV8 marked the welcome return of the MG sports car and the famous octagonal badge. At a price of £26,500 when new just 1983 units were made of which 1581 were sold to Japan. EQUIPMENT Flared front and rear wings, moulded body coloured sills, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, analogue clock, voltmeter, intermittent wipe, twin horns, cigar lighter, lights-on buzzer, courtesy light delay, boot lamp, illuminated glovebox, remote boot release, rear tonneau, centre armrest, 3-speed heater fan. EXTERIOR An appealing, curvaceous, wasp-waisted style immediately recognisable to MG aficionados is finished in optional pearlescent Woodcote Green, (Code HPE) at a cost of £750 when new. A stunning deep gloss finish preserved by temperature controlled storage and preservation wax will amaze onlookers. The correct panels produced by Abbey Panels are virtually unmarked other than a touched in chip to the bonnet and two miniscule dings. The original factory fitted soft top made by Tickford is pristine and the rear screen perfectly clear. The rear tonneau is present. The famous octagonal MG badging is unmarked and all chrome brightwork has a mirror finish. A born classic. INTERIOR Lavishly trimmed in fine Connolly Stone Beige leather, (Code SMJ), with a ruched pattern and rich in Elm Burr veneer adorning the facia panel, centre console and door cappings the interior is pure luxury. A fine expression of MG traditional sporting appeal can be seen with a full set of VDO black-on-white working instruments and chrome interior door handles, roll top lid ashtray and handbrake release button. The original MG velour mats have protected the dark Stone Beige cut pile carpets and even the correct leather gear knob remains fitted often replaced with wooden items due premature wear. The correct Panasonic radio cassette player with the MG logo remains fitted. Beautifully traditional. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The 3.9 litre V8 is extremely flexible with large reserves of torque and 190bhp giving effortless midrange overtaking. 0-60mph is despatched in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 135mph is quoted. The engine bay is spotlessly clean and factory original with all markings, plates and stickers present. The V8 burble through the twin exhaust pipe is intoxicating. The robust Land Rover built 77mm 5-speed gearbox changes with reassuring precision and a progressive light clutch action. Delightful. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Distinctive cast alloy 15x6J road wheels are unmarked and still retain the MG centre security caps. The Zender split rim bolts have no corrosion. Matching Pirelli P6000 205/65 R15 tyres have ample tread. Servo assisted ventilated front disc brakes with 4-piston callipers and rear drums do an impressive job of bringing the vehicle to a safe halt. HISTORY FILE The MG RV8 was always destined to become a classic with just 1983 units made reviving a golden history and celebrating thirty years after the birth of the legendary MGB. This pampered example spent six years with the only Japanese owner, Mr Akifumi Shimizu of Wakayama who purchased the car on the 21st September 1994. Upon the first sha-ken, (MOT), in 1997 the car had covered 4,448km and in December 1999 the car was purchased for export to the UK with 11,800km. At this point a brand new VDO in mph was installed and professionally fitted retaining the old unit for authenticity. Since arriving in the UK a further documented 7,785 miles have been covered with three former keepers and MG enthusiasts. A comprehensive collection of paperwork, old MOT certificates and point of sale material make fascinating reading. The previous keeper part exchanged this cherished vehicle with KGF Classic Cars in April 2014 whereupon the garage owners Father, Mr Fasulo, fell for the charm, immaculate condition and V8 burble and just had to have it! Now only available to make room for a classic Ferrari. MOT Oct 2017, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/v4mjAsD5ZpI To see a full set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKhCbrZ 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccar https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
About this MG RV8 In 1992, 12 years after the last MG sports car had rolled off the Abingdon production lines, Austin-Rover made the inspired decision to revive this most charismatic of British marques by introducing an entirely new model the MG RV8. The success of the Heritage MGB replacement body-shell had demonstrated the continuing popularity of that car, so the decision was taken to base the new model on MG's most successful sports car, suitably re-engineered for the 1990s. The MG RV8 was announced at the 1992 Motor Show, its launch being timed to coincide with the MGB's 30th anniversary. Although recognisably related to its distinguished forebear, the RV8 was wider, lower and sleeker, featuring fully integrated body-coloured bumpers in the modern idiom. Beneath the power-bulged bonnet there was the latest 3.9-litre version of the Rover V8 engine, a modern derivative of that used to power the MGB V8 back in the 1970s, mated to a Rover LT77 five-speed manual gearbox. With a maximum power output of 188bhp and capable of a top speed of 135mph and a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds; the RV8 was the most powerful MG ever at the time of its launch, so it Is a very quick sports car. T
Extremely rare genuine MG SV X Power 4.6 V8, this car is in excellent condition inside and out, looks and drives great, sounds amazing with the 4.6 V8 engine, I am selling this car on behalf of my father who has owned this car for many years, always been garaged and never driven in the rain, serviced every year regardless of miles with service receipts present, all the paper work from new including manuals, brochures and even the build dvd, this car needs to seen and driven to be appreciated, extremely fast and sounds amazing, 0-60 in 5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph, these cars are very rare with only a handful left in the world, this appreciating future classic will continue to rise in price, we are consumer credit licensed with low rate finance options available, same day finance arranged with our finance partners Close Brothers Motor Finance, we accept any part exchange regardless of condition or age, nationwide delivery can be arranged, parts and labour warranty included in sale, all cars are hpi clear with up to date certificate, viewings and test drives are welcome but please call first as not all cars are stored on site, we are a fully vat registered limited company, please read our 5 star Autotrader reviews, all major debit and credit cards accepted.