Two exceptionally low mileage RV8s in the market

Two exceptionally low mileage reimported RV8s in Woodcote Green are in the market - one with a trader in Middlesbrough and another up for auction at the Coys Fontwell auction on 12th July. Both are very fully priced and aimed at investors or collectors with deep pockets.

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Posted: 180711 & updated: 180719

An exceptional reimported RV8 with only 426 miles on the clock is up for sale with the Car Warehouse in Middlesbrough. A report in today's Classic Car Weekly says "it's a one owner car, originally purchased by its original owner, a pharmaceutical company in Japan, and seems to have been bought as an investment. The mileage is believed to have been covered driving the car for its four services". It is up for sale at £50,000.

The trader's website says "it has the original Michelin Pilot tyres fitted with the date 8/1995 on them with all the pimples still very present. The exhaust is original and has no signs of heat. The roof does not look like it has ever been opened. This car is without any doubt original with genuine mileage. Does another exist with miles so low? This vehicle is an ideal investment opportunity. You could put this car away and your money will grow. Classic cars are better investment than property in this current financial climate and the RV8 is just starting to creep up fast".

Are 1995 tyres really a selling point? Surely they are an item that should be replaced to make the car roadworthy.

Recently this car has appeared on the Coys' website as it is to feature at their auction to be held on the 12th July at Fontwell House. The auction is a short drive from Goodwood House and will be held over the weekend of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Coys' website says "carrying the apt registration number ‘N100 MGR’, this example has covered just over 1,000 miles from new. Noteworthy features include wheel arch flares (from new), convertible hood, tonneau cover (new), stainless steel boot rack, and an ‘mph’ speedometer. The car comes with service history and documentation confirming the mileage. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an ‘as new’ RV8 which drives just as well as it looks". The auction listing says "estimate £37,000-£45,000".

Keith Belcher notes "a few weeks ago this car was on the Car & Classic website and on the Chelsea Cars website which says "this car has covered just 1,020 miles from new! The mileage is certified by Japanese auction certificate and MOTs from when the car was imported in to the UK in 2003". Keith notes "the car was previously at their auction at Blenheim Palace on 30th June 2018". More