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Sold MG R V8 1994

MG R V8 1994



The MGR V8 is the most exclusive and most powerful MG ever built. It can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.9 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 135mph.

The interior is pure opulence  with connolly leather and elm burr as far as the eye can see. Under the bonnet, nestles a 3.9ltr aluminium alloy V8 producing heaps of torque. This is a car hand-built for the enthusiast.


  • Low Mileage
  • Low Ownership
  • Imported from Japan to New Zealand in March 2010.
  • Immaculate Condition Throughout
  • Hard to find in this condition.
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Approximately 2000 of these rare and special vehicles were produced
  • Final Drive Ratio 3.31 to 1
  • Suspension: front – Independent, double wishbone, coil springs and telescopic dampers with anti-roll bar.
  • Rear – Live axle with twin taper leaf elliptic springs and telescopic dampers. Twin lower torque control arms with anti roll bar.
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Brakes: Front – 270 mm ventilated disks. Rear – 9" drums with servo assistance
  • Wheels: Cast alloy 15" x 6J
  • Tyres: 205/65 x VR15
  • Rover R380 – 5speed manual gearbox

The RV8 is how the venerable B would have evolved had it remained in production. If not exactly modernised, the resuscitated B has been extensively updated and facelifted - a classic without the old-car hardships. Based on the B's original bodyshell, made by British Motor Heritage, the RV8 has been reskinned with new sills, bumpers, headlights, tail and 'Coke-bottle' wings. Without totally losing the original's identity, the car has put on a lot of style and muscle.

Where there was once a modest four-cylinder engine there is now a powerful 3.9-litre V8, sourced from Land Rover. Other significant changes include updated suspension, new brakes, a five-speed manual gearbox and well-shod alloy wheels.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.




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Please remember that our vehicles are many years old, often with further previous owners. Many have been bought by us recently. We cannot know exactly what repairs or maintenance has been done although we do our best to obtain log books and copies of invoices of work done, when, and by whom.

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Indicated mileages are based on the records showing with NZTA and / or the vehicle's odometer reading. Because of the age of the vehicle, this can never be guaranteed.

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We strongly recommend that you have the vehicle inspected by an independent assessor qualified to comment on the particular vehicle's condition. If you are unable to organise this, then this can be organised on your behalf, at your cost.

We are proud of our reputation. However, no older vehicle can be expected to be as reliable as a new one and so all our vehicles are sold on an as is where is basis. Mechanical breakdowns, electronic failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs are part and parcel of the ownership of classic and vintage vehicles. Reliability is a combination of the particular vehicle, how it has been driven and maintained, and luck.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274 990020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz  anytime.

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Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

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The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

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