MG RV8 - Concours Condition Throughout - Garaged from new. Woodcote Green Metallic.
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MG RV8 - Concours Condition Throughout - Garaged from new.
Woodcote Green Metallic (HPE)
The MG RV8 requires little introduction to classic MG enthusiasts as the last and best of the breed, produced in limited numbers between the end of 1994 till 1997. Only around 300 were officially sold in UK with most of production imported to Japan. Unfortunately the majority haven't been well looked after - and so the norm is to see examples with peeling veneers, poor quality paintwork, rust from being sat outside for 15 years (Windscreen frames are especially prone to rot and roofs often leak as they age - leading to rotting of the floor). This example has absolutely zero corrosion throughout and is probably the closest to factory original condition currently available.
This particular MG RV8 was first registered in Japan in October 1995. It's had one mature Japanese owner from new has been meticulously maintained, rarely used and always kept in a heated garage to preserve it in the as new condition you'll see in the pictures shown on our website's stock information. Make no mistake - this is an absolute collector's gem. In 10 years of purchasing RV8's for discerning buyers in UK we haven't found a better low mileage example like this - ever.
Specification: The RV8 carries Rover's venerable 3946 cc aluminium alloy V8 with five main bearing crankshaft Hydraulic tappets. Using electronic fuel injection it produces 190 bhp @ 4750 RPM 318 Nm @ 3200 RPM and power is fed to the rear wheels via an LT 77 five speed manual transmission torque bias differential. . Official factory performance figures quoted a 135 mph top speed and 0-60 in 5.9secs.Front suspension: Independant, double wishbone, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers with sway bar.Rear suspension: Live axle with twin taper lear [sic], half elliptic springs and telescopic shock absorbers; twin lower torque control arms with sway bar.Wheels: 15 * 6J alloy wheels with 205/65 VR 15 tyres. Brakes are 270 mm ventilated disc brakes front, 9 inch drums rear. Curb weight: 1280 kgInterior comforts include: Full cream leather, deep pile carpet, fitted mats, walnut veneer dashboard and door caps, air conditioning, VDO instrumentation, tonneau cover, original audio system etc. Note the original tool kit is unused and complete as is the original spare wheel. Original MG Audio includes an OEM Japan market spec 6-CD changer in the boot.
Underside condition: No oil leaks, no rust whatsoever - Condition is as new. We noted this car has been modified with Spax (Red) shock absorbers, which give a noticably better ride than the standard originals. Ride height remains unchanged. Condition Report: A complete set of inspection reports and history documenting how carefully it's been preserved, also gives proof of this RV8's genuinely very low mileage. As pictures clearly show, condition of this car is like new. Paintwork is so shiny reflective we had difficulty taking pictures that show the car to be green metallic all over. The roof is in excellent original condition with no fading or cracking to the plastic rear window. All paint work is original and has been polished / protected regularly. You can tell in the 15 years this car was with it's only keeper - it was loved and beautifully cared for. This car deserves to be kept as a collector's piece for concours competition entry and will NOT depreciate over time, only appreciate - as one of the finest examples in existence. NONE of the usual faults of neglect such as worn leather, damaged mohair hood or back window, peeling wood veneers, nor rust in the usual areas of an RV8 affect this car. The only wear to the interior is the shift knob, which clearly shows it's original and had normal use. Overall this RV8's in absolutely as new condition throughout, having been stored in a heated garage throughout it's life to date. Judging by condition it looks as if it's never seen rain.
This car is currently stored indoors in Japan and is available for prompt shipping - worldwide (Ask about our FOB package). For UK, our on the road package includes: Full UK conversion and preparation, new MOT, 6 Month's road tax and a comprehensive 12 month warranty complete with all accompanying paperwork pertaining to the car's history.
When new 15 years ago - price was £26,000 in UK. These RV8's are now fast appreciating assets - being sought after by collectors, when in well preserved condition. This unique and totally A1 example car is available at £15,895 d with a deposit of £1,500 for prompt shipping. Please contact us for further information or to reserve this unique RV8. Don't delay - as once this car's gone we will certainly not be able to locate another of this calibre again.
Newera Imports - Established 1998. The only UK Import company with it's own genuine buyers in Japan. Premier source of the best hand picked specialist cars from Japan. As recommended by UK Import magazines, car clubs and enthusiast owners.