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RV8 - What do people think?

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Post  cejsmith on 17/6/2013, 7:35 am

As most know I'm looking for a new toy and the only thing I fancy in the MG line is a RV8 (saying that the MGF lee is buying looks good shame it's silver Tongue), does anybody know if they are any good and where there is a good one for sale????


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Post  Rich on 17/6/2013, 4:14 pm

There are usually one or two in the MGOC magazine. The average cost seems to be around £11-12k which isn't too bad when you consider the quality and rarity of these cars. Personally, I'd try to find an Oxford Blue one. British Racing Green is the most common! They are good solid hand built cars and have plenty of scope for modding with that beautiful V8 engine. Handling can also be improved with various suspension and braking options, although they are far superior to the MGB predecessor that the RV8 is based on. 

In summary, if you afford one get one! Thumbs up


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Post  Sambomonkee on 17/6/2013, 9:04 pm

Love the noise, don't like the looks, think it looks like an old car which has been mashed together to make more modern, saying that, they hold the value really well, so must be a market for them.

I know I shouldn't say on here, but have you thought about a TVR, lovely looking and sounding and have the reliability of an MG to keep you happy Tongue
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Post  Nick on 17/6/2013, 11:57 pm

Nice motor nothing beats that v8 roar, IIRC you have to watch out as the windscreen surrounds are prone to rot and are unique to the rv8 and about 800 quid to replace. Apart from that I'm with rich get a blue one, run it and it won't depreciate Smile


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Post  Sambomonkee on 18/6/2013, 12:03 am

Can someone explain why the value on these is so high and stays stable over the years
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Post  Rich on 18/6/2013, 3:42 am

Sambomonkee wrote:Can someone explain why the value on these is so high and stays stable over the years
Limited numbers and collectors holding on to them... Thumbs up


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Post  Sambomonkee on 18/6/2013, 5:23 am

Rich wrote:
Sambomonkee wrote:Can someone explain why the value on these is so high and stays stable over the years
Limited numbers and collectors holding on to them... Thumbs up

How many are there then?
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Post  Rich on 18/6/2013, 5:30 am

I think it was 2000, with 1500 of them going abroad (and then most of them coming back!)


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Post  cejsmith on 18/6/2013, 5:53 am

Is there any major difference between the UK and Jap cars, also if anybody hears of one in our area can they give me a shout


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Post  Rich on 18/6/2013, 7:09 am

cejsmith wrote:Is there any major difference between the UK and Jap cars, also if anybody hears of one in our area can they give me a shout
Not really, except the re-imported ones had air con and a Rover badge on the rear edge of the front wings near the sills on each side.


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Post  Nick on 19/6/2013, 2:14 am

IIRC the Japanese ones had Rover badges on the sills, the uk ones did not, that and I guess the usual number plate plinth size and potentially fog light differences with jap imports


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Post  Sambomonkee on 19/6/2013, 3:11 am

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Post  Rich on 19/6/2013, 3:56 am

Sambomonkee wrote:There is one local to us......but.....that price affraid 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-RV8-1995-/261225872241?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cd2467b71
... And it's left hand drive... And green! Evil or Very Mad


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