V8 Newsletter - August 2019
See the four page V8 Newsletter with the lead article on the pre-development
RV8 bought by Marion Quarrington. More
Oxford Blue 0024
Caribbean Blue 0028,
a pre-production RV8.
enthusiast Bob Gilbert was interested to see the article in
the V8 Newsletter in the August edition of Safety Fast! reporting
on Marion Quarrington buying an early RV8 and contacted the
V8 Webmaster saying "I was also glad to see that like mine,
there are still some of the original "pre-production"
MGRV8s out there, alive and kicking!
I don't think many people are aware that Rover made a small
batch of Pre Production cars - in total only 31 all with their
own unique VIN plate ID numbers. Marion's RV8 is 900024 mine
is 900028! Full production of the RV8 model then started with
VIN numbers starting with 900250.
Also along with the unique VIN numbers came a very small number
in small batches of colours. Mine is Caribbean Blue, and is
only one of the total number of just 19 throughout the whole
production, of MGRs. I too have a full and comprehensive file
(in unique leather binder) for the car which includes the original
sale Invoice from a Rover Dealership in Essex dated July 1994
- £22,000. I am only the third owner."