RV8 on offer with a 25% price uplift in two days

Following our report on the sale of an RV8 at Barons' auction at Sandown Park on Tuesday this week, Keith Belcher has spotted an RV8 is for sale online with a trader and notes it has the same mileage and from a close examination of the photos it appears to be the same car.

Barons at Sandown Park
They held their classic car auction at Sandown Park in Esher in Surrey on Tuesday 17th July 2018 and an RV8 was up for sale. The catalogue said the RV8 "was reimported from Japan in 2006 with 19,490 km (12,000 miles) from new by a UK RV8 specialist. The mileometer now reads 6,000 miles since reimport, making it 18,000 miles from new, with mileage history verifiable online from MOT testing reports". During the auction of the car there were two enthusiastic bidders which drove the bids up very rapidly from a starting bid of just £7,000 until the hammer went down at £15,000. With a buyer’s premium of 10% plus VAT that was a purchase cost of £16,800.
Auction report

Barons are a friendly and professional classic car auction house. They have auctions at around every seven weeks at Sandown Park or Kempton Park racecourses. Barons

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RV8 in Woodcote Green seen at Barons' auction on Tuesday 17th July with 18,000 miles and reimported in 2006, was sold for £16,800 including the buyer's premium and VAT.

RV8 in Woodcote Green seen for sale online with a trader on Thursday 19th July with 18,000 miles and priced at £20,995. From a close examination of the photos it appears to be the same car - a price uplift of £4,195 or 25% in barely two days.

Whilst viewing the car at Barons' auction on Thursday this week, our Pricewatch team noticed the handbrake was in a near vertical position and clearly needing adjustment - see above.

Scanning the online advert you can see the handbrake is in a near vertical position and is fitted with a windstop very similar if not identical to one seen in the boot of the RV8 at Sandown Park.