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Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 15

1997 MG RV8

Sold for £15,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: P872 POW
Chassis No: SARRAWBMBMG002012
MOT: July 2022

  • Just c.36,000 recorded miles
  • Four keepers while in the United Kingdom, the last three from the same family
  • Only 3,000 miles covered since 2011
  • Said to ‘very good’ throughout

Finished in Woodcote Green with Beige leather interior, this low-mileage RV8 registers just c.36,000 miles having covered less than 3,000 of these since 2011. Being enjoyed by four keepers whilst resident in the UK since 1997 (the last three being from the same family), it is accompanied by assorted expired MoTs back to 2003 when the mileage was 9,246 miles together with a number of invoices. These detail recent expenditure including replacement fan/air-con belts in September 2020, a new battery in 2020 (with 4-year Halford’s guarantee) and a service in May 2018 by Peaslake Garage which included changing of the brake fluid. Said to be in “very good” condition throughout it is offered with Swansea V5C and a current MoT to June 2022.

When production of MG B finished and the doors of the Abingdon plant closed the outcry was such that the state-owned company (by then known as the Rover Group), hatched plans to revive the brand. As the MGF launch would take some time, Rover created the RV8 as an interim model. Based on a re-sculptured B bodyshell benefiting from modern production methods and corrosion protection and powered by a 3.9-litre version of Rover's alloy V8 mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, output was 190 bhp - sufficient for 0- 60 mph in under six seconds and a top speed of 135 mph.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good’
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: ‘Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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