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I have been trying to establish the exact VIN Number, front wheel arches ceased being fitted to RV8's.
From the information received so far the change point occurred between VIN's 1242 with front wheel arches and 1250 without front wheel arches.
Therefore any owners with RV8's between these VIN's I would welcome your input as to whether your car has flanges or not.
Thankyou Jim Dolbel  For Current Finding click here (link courtesy of UK


RV8 Imports into Australia are to resume following accreditation under the new Registered Automotive Workshops (RAWS) legislation by RV8 Cars Australia.


This new legislation followed a review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act of 1989 by the Federal Government which suspended RV8 Imports into Australia on 8 May 2003.

The new legislation arrangements included the introduction of a Specialist & Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS) to determine the eligibility of vehicles for importation and replaced the (bulk) old type approvals under the Australian Design Rules (ADR) with a vehicle by vehicle compliance approval by Registered Automotive Workshops.

This new legislation now requires each type of vehicle to be crash tested (all imported vehicles less than 15 years old) to meet the new requirements.

Under the new scheme only RAWS approved workshops will be able to comply vehicles to the Australian Design Rules and only RV8 Cars Australia are approved under the new legislation to Comply RV8’s to these standards in Australia.

Stuart Radcliff of RV8 Cars Australia can be contacted :

For more Information :

RV8 Bump Stops

Stuart Radcliff ( MG Centre Sydney ) has a stock or remanufactured polyurethane bump stops. These have been manufactured to the highest quality in the original colour.

price $110 + $10 postage within Australia. This price for a set of 4

All inquiries :-phone Stuart 9682 6655 or email:-


These space saver wheels have been designed utilising the Nissan space saver wheel and come complete with the ½ inch inner spacer collar similar to the very rare RV8 space saver wheel - (part number ZKC 5997)
This unit also comes with a black carpet cover similar to the standard RV8 spare wheel cover.
All inquiries :-


RV8 owners can now purchase Heritage Certificates for there cars. The Certificates will confirm your vehicles details as when it left
the factory. The certificate also confirms the date of build as well as any extra factory fitted equipment. The certificates can be purchases online
at which also excepts credit and charge card payments. Certificates cost £28 sterling or $50 dollars US.


I have received several requests for information regarding the high rise stop light fitted to Australian rv8's.
The Light is made by Hella part no W598743 ( aka universal cabrio stop light ).
The high rise stop light may also be purchased through RV8 Cars Australia ( )
                                             (Part No information provided by Tim Hipwell)


The number of MG RV8's in Australia has now reached 226.
This information has been established and verified from the Vehicle Import Approval Records obtained under the  Freedom of Information Act.

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