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Lot 206: 1993 MG RV8

Sports Racing & Grand Prix cars, Coys (27 May 2007)

The MGRV8 was designed from the outset to take advantage of as much existing MGB Hardware as possible, yet the finished product was to contain only 5% original components. The vast majority of parts, including engine, drive train, electrical system, body and trim are all either totally new or adapted from other Rover products.Early RV8 bodies were of course crash-tested and it was found that the shells remained supremely strong. Therefore alterations required during development were minimal, but even so it was necessary to add a few holes in order to help with anti-corrosion treatment. The end result being a far better body shell than the original MGB's which was proven in both front and rear impact tests.The RV8 also has a number of hand pressed panels made by Abbey Panels, whose other customers include Rolls Royce and Jaguar. These panels are produced to a very high quality being near perfect and ready for painting.The MGRV8 was finally released for public viewing in October 1992 and went on sale several months later with the final car was produced on the 22 November 1995.Manufactured in 1993 this particular low mileage example had only covered 7,000 miles when purchased in 2000 by the current owner, a member of the British Embassy in Japan. In 2003 the vendor was assigned a new posting and the car was imported back to the UK and modified to UK specifications. Finished in British Racing Green with black hood, this right hand drive car has a cream leather interior and boot mounted luggage rack. The car has been in secure storage since and as you would expect has covered a very low mileage is described as being in excellent condition all round.

Lot Details
Auction Sports Racing & Grand Prix cars
Coys, Brands Hatch
TypeCar
Lot Number206
Estimate£9000-£12000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1993
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