Rare pre-production RV8 up for sale

Developing the MG RV8 - an extraordinary project. More

RV8s at Castle Coombe More

Posted: 220315

Rare pre-production RV8 for sale on eBay
1991/1992 MG RV8 pre production car that has a most interesting provenance. The car is unregistered with a VIN plate and has covered nominal mileage in the sole ownership of an instigator of the RV8 project. Some re-commissioning has recently been carried out and a new fuel tank and high pressure injection pump fitted. The engine runs well with excellent oil pressure and sounds magnificent. The car has been in long term storage and is scruffy but exceedingly sound. In original Le Mans Green (1 of 30) with original hood and RV8 wheels . Full dash, instruments and console but fitted with a single raced seat, full safety devices roll cage and full harness belt. The car was raced in the nineties (Cadwell Park, Brands Hatch and Silverstone) and would be a welcome addition to grids now following further re-commissioning, alternatively a super track day car and a fascinating piece of MG history. £14,500
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RV8 at Castle Coombe in 2006
The RV8 of John Yea was a welcome sight parked up in the paddock at Castle Combe in 2006 qualifying in ninth place on the grid for the MG Car Club's Total Butler Championship race.

Talk by John Yea and David Bishop on the concept and development of the RV8 in 2003
What had inspired the RV8 development team to do what was an extraordinary low budget project, creating a modern classic sportscar to keep the name of MG alive as a modern brand in the early 1990s? It was fascinating tale from two enthusiasts closely involved in the project , John Yea and David Bishop. They commented "projects like that just don't happen like that any more". You can get a copy of the recording of the MG RV8 talk given by David Bishop and John Yea in June 2003 as part of the V8 25th Anniversary events. More