Has anybody seen the RV8?

The discovery of a treasure trove of 60 classic cars was the lead article in the latest issue of Classic Car Weekly on 5th October 2017 and reported in our NEWS item. They were said to be heading for auction at ACA on Saturday 27th January 2018, most with no reserve!

Our Pricewatch spotter, Keith Belcher, reported he had seen an RV8 in the corner of one of the photos - see alongside. In the weeks that have passed three MGBGTV8s have found their way onto the ACA website but as yet there has been no sign of the RV8. Has anyone any information on this RV8 or seen it?

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RV8 is in the collection
£ estimate or guide price not known
An RV8 spotted in a photo of a heavily parked area forming part of the large collection of British motor vehicles. On checking the ACA webpage listing of the cars in the collection it seems that the RV8 may not have been unearthed yet! ACA webpage

Our Pricewatch spotter, Keith Belcher, reported he'd seen an RV8 in the corner of one of the photos - see alongside.

Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Black
At auction, no reserve

One of the items shown on the ACA auction on 4th November 2017 listing was a chrome bumper MGBGTV8. Originally finished in Citron and registered with the V8 Database in the 1990s by a member in Lancashire as Black 1201. It does appear to have the dreaded sill covers.

Auction update: the car was sold at the auction with the price paid by the purchaser reported as £5,775 including the premium. 171104

Factory chrome bumper MGBGTV8 in Black
Now advertised on ebay at £8,995 that's a 39% hike or £2,545

Listing says "for a full body/mechanical restoration, comes with bill of sale from previous keeper plus 14 old MOTs between 1982 and 1996. Will require front/rear valances, driver's door, both front wings, inner and outer sills are weak and also needs rear arches. Chassis, spings, hangers and floors are pretty solid. Carbs, manifold and an air filter are there, driver's seat is missing. This is not weekend work but a lot of the panels are bolt on and easily available or secondhand. Please come and view before you enter an offer for an old car requiring a lot of work".More

When the eBay bidding ended on 21st November 2017 the winning bid is shown as sold for £6,289. More

Two Factory MGBGTV8s in Teal Blue & Blaze
Listed for ACA auction on Saturday 27th January 2018 at £ tbc
The listing offers no details about these two cars. However our Pricewatch news item posted yesterday provides some useful information on each car. NEWS