MG RV8 // Only 15k Genuine Miles


MG RV8 No 1085 of 1983


The MG RV8 was always destined to become a classic with just 1983 units made. This outstanding example spent thirteen years with the only Japanese owner, Mr Otani of Oiso, Kanagawa who purchased the car from Sanachi Motors, Odawara on the 6thApril 1995. The history file contains original service invoices from new through to 2006 all carried out by MG Authorised Dealers Sanachi Motors. The MG was re-imported back to the UK in 2008 where it has only had only 1 MG Owners Club enthusiast owner since. A brand new VDO in mph was installed and professionally fitted by Clive Wheatley in October 2009. At this stage the original VDO read 22379km since then a further 1979 miles have been recorded on the new VDO making a total of 15965 fully documented miles. The comprehensive history file contains original keys, MG Leather bound wallet with MG Handbooks, maintenance manual, every MOT since 2008 and a collection of paperwork for servicing and repairs since new.

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The MG RV8 was bought to fruition by Rover Special Projects team, a team of 30 planners, engineers and designers based at Gaydon, Rovers test track in Warwickshire.  Headed by RSP Director, Steve Schlemmer, the project was called Adder in recognition of the Anglo-American Cobra of the 60s, their objective was to recreate the MGB as it would have been had it never left production. Launched at the British Motor Show in 1992, the MG RV8 marked the welcome return of the MG sports car and the famous octagonal badge.  At a price of £26,500 when new just 1983 units were made of which 1581 were sold to Japan.  

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