Lot 213: MG Rover MGR
In 1992, MG-Rover introduced the MGR V8, which was based around a modified MGB Heritage body shell. The suspension was uprated, although the rear was still suspended on cart springs, like the MGB. The bonnet, boot lid, and doors were shared with the original car, as were the rear drum brakes. However, the engine was a 3.9 litre version of the Buick derived all aluminium Rover V8, which had powered a myriad of cars from MG to TVR and Range Rover. The new car also adopted a limited-slip differential. Production was limited to 2000 cars, which were all aimed at the burgeoning economies of the Pacific Rim.Performance was pretty good, with 190 bhp (142 kW) at 4,750 rpm and 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) dash in 5.9 seconds. Interiors were traditional British affairs with leather, wood veneers and a level of luxury never found in the original MGB.This example was originally exported to Japan where it was the property of a single owner. In his hands the car covered a nominal mileage, which is supported by service history. Even now, the recorded mileage is less than 14,000 miles. Re-imported into the UK in 2005 the car is now complete with MoT and UK registration.Finished in metallic Woodcote green with stone leather, the car is described as being in immaculate condition and is complete with hood cover & bag, tool roll, CD player and A/C.
Barons, Sandown Park - Esher Surrey
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