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1994 MG RV8 ROADSTER FOR SALE

MG RV8 for sale Registered 1994 and finished in immaculate Woodcote green with stone leather interior. 49000 miles, 1 owner, full service history and presented in exceptional condition.

MG RV8, this exceptional condition, MG RV8 which is now for sale in Wiltshire from Dillybrook Classic Cars left the factory in early 1994 one of the first 500 cars, it was destined for Japan which most were, Tokyo to be exact under the custodianship of MG Rover Japan.

First registered in Japan June 1994,  Japan, especially Tokyo has a temperate climate, with fairly mild, sunny winters and hot, summers. … This climate is fantastic for preserving cars, couple this with no road salt means rust is never an issue on an MG RV8 from Japan.

The level of detail on this 1 owner MG RV8 is very impressive. The car comes with full service history, the engine bay metal work is untarnished. The original owner’s manual is present, as is the jack and the soft top cover.

Magnificent in the colour combination of MG RV8 Woodcote Green metallic with Stone leather interior, matching carpets, black soft top and stone hood cover., the MGR V8 paintwork is beautiful, with a very deep shine. The interior is equally as impressive, belying its age. These MG RV8‘s are now being recognised by collectors and Dillybrook Classic Cars alike.

  • 1 Owner
  • 6 Months Warranty
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Exceptional Condition
  • Leather Trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • New MOT
  • Recent Service
  • Right Hand Drive
  • Service History
  • VAT Qualifying
  • Walnut Trim
£21 950
Make MG
Model RV8
Year 1994
Body Roadster
Mileage 49000mi
Engine 3946cc
Fuel type Petrol
Transmission 5 Speed
Exterior Color Green
Interior Color Stone

MG RV8 HISTORY

Subsequent to the launch of the Mazda MX-5 in 1989, British Motor Heritage (by then owned by Rover Group) had placed the MGB bodyshell back in production to serve the MGB restoration market. The decision was taken by Rover in 1991 to create an updated MGB model. The suspension was only slightly updated, sharing the leaf spring rear of the MGB. The boot lid and doors were shared with the original car, as were the rear drum brakes. The engine was the 3.9-litre version of the aluminium Rover V8, similar to the one previously used in the MGB GT V8. A limited-slip differential was also fitted. The MG RV8 debuted at the British International Motor Show in October 1992.

The interior featured veneered burr elm woodwork and Connolly leather.

The engine produced 190 bhp (142 kW) at 4,750 rpm, achieving 0–60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.9 seconds. Largely due to the rear drum brakes and rear leaf springs, the RV8 was not popular with road testers. The high price of the car put it in direct competition with contemporary rivals from specialist manufacturers such as TVR which offered modern technology and a more up to date driving experience.

A large proportion of the limited MG RV8 production went to Japan – 1,579 of the 1,983 produced. Three-hundred and thirty RV8s were sold initially in the UK. Several hundred (possibly as many as 700) of these cars were reimported back to the UK and also Australia between 2000–2010 with a peak number of 485 registered at the DVLA in the UK. Several sources consider this a continuation of the MGB model.

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