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United Kingdom MG RV8's

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United Kingdom MG RV8's

(UK Specifications | Early UK RV8's Differ from later production car)

We all realise the MGRV8 was British Designed and Built in a low volume production facility under the Rover parent company.
The RV8 was originally intended for MG enthusiasts within the United Kingdom.
However as the cost of the finished product rose to 26,500 British Pounds sales slowed dramatically and the whole project was rescued by the then very wealthy Japanese and 75% of the total production was exported to Japan.
The Japanese market was responsible for many changes the most significant being the inclusion of air conditioning.

UK RV8’s are the real deal and have not been modified as were the exported cars. They remain unaltered and have not had to undergo modifications like Australian RV8’s (re the Australian Design Rules).

UK Specifications MGRV8's

1.
No Air Conditioning
2.
MPH Speedometer
3.
Better footwell space on passenger side (because there is no air conditioning
4.
No Rover badge on front wings
5.
No front wing entensions (eyebrows)
6.
Full range of exterior paint colours
7.
Has Front Foglamps fitted
8.
Different wiring harness
9.
Different Vacuum advance setup.
10.
No Air Conditioning dash switch
11.
No small circular air vent on far left of wood veneer facia
12.
See Production Design Changes for all Technical Specification changes

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Fog light switch

 

Picture showing extra foot well space without
air conditioning and no circular air con
vent on the extreme left of the dash.

RV8 showing foglights and no front wheel arch extentions and no Rover badge on front wing

miles per hour speedo ( also showing a KPH conversion )

UK vacuum advance setup connected to top of pelnum chamber

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Early UK RV8's Differ from Later Production Cars

1.
Smooth Hood & Door Finisher Rails
2.
Hood cover without centre hood rail pocket
3.
Hood fastening catch black and not chrome (see Technical Reveal video)
4.
Two leaf rear spring suspension (see Technical Reveal video)
5.
Seat reclining lever is coloured black and not beige (see Technical Reveal video)
6.
Luggage space carpet
7.
Road wheels and centres
8.
Early Gearbox LT77s later changed to R380
9.
Early Distributor shroud
10.
See Production Design Changes for all Technical Specifications Changes

 

Early dual leaf rear spring

 

Early black seating reclining lever

Early black hood fastener clip

 

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