Twelve years after the last MG sports car had rolled off the Abingdon production lines, Austin-Rover made the decision to revive one of the most admired British marques by introducing an entirely new model - the MG RV8.
Based on MG's most successful sports car, the MGB, the new model was suitably re-engineered for the 1990s and was announced at the 1992 Motor Show with its launch timed to coincide with the MGB's 30th anniversary. The RV8, at first glance, resembled its predecessor but was wider, lower and much sleeker featuring its fully integrated body coloured bumpers. Beneath the bonnets power bulge there was the latest 3.9 litre version of the Rover V8 engine mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Power was an impressive 188BHP and a top speed of 135mph was claimed.
The RV8 was the most powerful MG ever at the time of its launch and priced at £26,500. Only 1,983 MG RV8s were built in total making this a definite classic. Around 75% of these were exported to Japan, only right hand drive versions were produced.
Finished in popular Woodcote Green metallic with Stone Beige leather, our car has been resident in the UK since 2006 and has had just 4 previous keepers. The car has been used fairly regularly but has a low mileage of 41,867.
The car is in lovely condition inside and out. The paintwork shines in the sun and the original cross spoke alloys are in good condition. The Stone Beige leather trim and Burr Elm wood dashboard compliment the Woodcote Green paintwork nicely and both are in very good condition.
On the road the car feels very nimble for its age and is quick through the gears. The steering and brakes feel sharp, straight ahead and without judder.
Accompanying the car is a file of old MOT certificates, service and repair invoices along with numerous press articles of the marque.
To summarise, this car is in lovely condition both mechanically and cosmetically without rust. It performs well on the road and is available for immediate purchase at a realistic price.
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Woodcote green, October 1994 MG RV8, new MOT to end June 2020. Owned since 2009 and pretty much the best example I've ever seen before or since. Full service and maintenance records - phone for details......
Showing only 17,000 miles and now almost 25 years old, this immaculate RV8 is finished in Woodcote metallic green with stone leather and uniquely piped in green. The hood is in first class condition,.....
IMMACULATE CONDITION....Recently passed MOT (21st Feb 2019) with no issues (apart from a bulb replacement). This particular MG is finished in Oxford blue and I am led to believe only 36 were ordered.....