News of the unique, specially commissioned MGBGTV8-RV8



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This unique, specially commission MGBGTV8-RV8 has been purchased by Roger Moran who was keen to own it from the moment he first saw details of it on the V8 website. It's now at home in Suffolk and soon to have chip and injector upgrades together with an electronic power steering installation too.

Roger is not new to RV8s as he previously owned a Factory RV8 (Oxford Blue 0935) which he enjoyed a great deal but he says driving this unique GT version is a sheer delight.
Specially commissioned in the 1990s by the then managing director of British Motor Heritage (BMH), this stunning MGV8 was built on a brand-new Heritage MGB GT rubber bumper bodyshell with RV8 front and rear bumpers. The rest of the car - engine, gearbox, running gear and interior -- is predominantly RV8. The car has had two previous owners since it was built and has been used sparingly, covering only 7,800 miles.

The charcoal metallic black paintwork and wheels are beautiful. Packed under the bonnet are the familiar 3.9 litre Rover V8 and other components found in a standard RV8. The interior is excellent with the seats in Stone Beige leather as in production RV8s along with immaculate carpet mats. It has an Elm burr dashboard and door cappings seen on production RV8s. The car has several useful upgrades - electric windows, central locking and a battery cut-off switch. It drives superbly.

This unique car has an interesting documented history including specification sheets and photos of the build, and a letter from the Operations Manager at BMH to the former owner describing how the car came about. It's a beautiful, well maintained example of an MGV8 but in this case a unique model.