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MG RV8 GT

Postby David Knowles » 19 Dec 2012 16:44

I have no vested interest in this car but thought that others might be interested to see that it is being touted as 'available in January'... http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C353178
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Peter Varley » 20 Dec 2012 06:00

Oh dear. I don't like the red interior.
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Terry Starkey » 22 Dec 2012 17:10

I think it's awful.
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Graham Cornford » 22 Dec 2012 20:55

I have to agree, there is not anything about it that I like. I am not really an RV8 enthusiast, however, at an MG event at Arundel some 7 to 10 years ago ish, I recall seeing what I think was believed to be the first RV8 GT made. It was very similar to Teal Blue and that looked really classy with great lines. Everything about it looked just right. The then owner I think came from Hants or Dorset.
IMHO, this one looks like a bitza, and it just doesn't work for me
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Godfrey Dennis » 29 Dec 2012 09:01

Gents - this modified RV8 is now on Piston Heads website for an asking price of £29.5k. It looks to have been heavily modified, judging by the photos, but £29.5k?
http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/clas ... ars/mg/rv8
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Peter Garton » 29 Dec 2012 12:54

Looking at the numerous photographs, what struck me was the tastlessness of literally everything done to the car with the result that the RV8 has been converted to a run of the mill GTs one sees so often. The image MG wanted to create was one of class, sumptuous inner design and a sports car that one can also drive sedately in the town. By extending the outer periphery of the wings so crudely (my opinion) takes away the lovely curves of the oroginal MGRV8 body design completely. The interior has become a series of sharp edged contours and the colour, as has already been mentioned is, once again, classless.
I must admit, though, that the idea in itself could have been a winner but with the many changes of much less magnitude.

Peter.
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby David Wellings » 29 Dec 2012 13:49

I think there are at least two RV8GT's out there. One blue as mentioned and the other may be green. This one though is done to a very personal agenda and will therefore have very limited appeal. I would rather have a Sebring CGT............ There are a lot of good cars out there for £30k, so time will tell if the price is right.
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Simon Austin » 30 Dec 2012 01:39

Are these the ones you're thinking about, David?: http://www.mgrv8.com/rv8specials.php

Scroll down to see the green one.
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Graham Cornford » 30 Dec 2012 05:02

Simon,
I am 99% certain that you have found the Philip James car that I saw at Arundel.

Peter,
The only good thing about it is that at a break, on a Sunday afternoon picnic drive, the rear wings have incorporated what appears to be a shelf to safely rest coffee and tea mugs on!!!
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Re: MG RV8 GT

Postby Malcolm Bailey » 30 Dec 2012 20:15

I've always loved the GT version, it looks so right, they should have offered it as an alternative to the roadster! I used to see Phil Jones's blue car quite a lot at Dorset events - presumably Peter Kuruber still has it? Here are some photos of the build of the grey monster... http://www.berkshirebodyshop.co.uk/what ... to-rv8-gt/
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