News of an RV8 seen at auction in Japan
Care needed with Woodcote Green 1867
As a sequel to David Batten's useful report on RV8 auctions in Japan, Fred Jenns of Classic and Sportscar Consultants has sent in some photos of an RV8 seen at auction in Japan recently. (16.6.07)

Fred says "I have only just spotted the new RV8 auction report from Tokyo. If you want evidence of impending lunacy, we watched Woodcote Green 1867 sell this week for JPY 2.18m (GBP9,276)!!

Looking through the photographs you can see a badly rusted windscreen frame, damaged dash top roll (toll reader stuck in place), poor alloy wheels, needs new tyres, damaged hood, damaged trim, needs paint on bonnet and nearside door, scruffy engine with engine ancillary noise (alternator bearing perhaps) and incomplete tool roll - all of which rather undermined the claimed low mileage. Continued . . .


A badly rusted windscreen frame


Poor alloy wheels will need refurbishing





Note: FX rate JPY/GBP @ 235 has been used for the FX conversions above

Bonnet paintwork needs some attention


Scruffy engine with engine ancillary noise - an alternator bearing perhaps?


Damage to the nearside door


Soiled nearside carpets



Damaged dash top roll - toll reader stuck in place

We don't know where this car is destined, but if someone has bought it from description alone, then they might be a bit disappointed!" (16.6.07)

See Dave Batten's recent RV8 auction report. More

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RAWS impact on Australian RV8 imports

Reassurance with RV8 reimports

RV8 auction system in Japan

RV8 auction news from Tokyo

"Dirty seats" on RV8 auction reports

Understanding RV8 auction reports

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