23 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on MG RV8

my apologies to anybody who has turned to pages expecting to read the updates on our MGs that would be here. You should already caught up with Maddie’s MGF in its feature, but I have annexed slot so that we could in a rather extraordinary RV8. I am you will not be crushed by the disappointment, but will agree it is worth departure from standard

Which, now I come to think of it, this car up just about – a departure from standard It has recently been re-imported Japan by James Barton of Classics. It is in fact the first car James has brought back the land of the rising sun, it will not be his last – an MGA is already behind and making the long home to the UK.

The RV8 is also something of a radical from James’ normal profile – he tends to focus on restored chrome-bumper MGBs, the RV8 has been modified in just every department with clearly in mind.


We’re not exactly which kind of (although we do have our suspicions) unfortunately, when cars from Japan they leave with very in the way of history. All that came this car was a very basic registration document showing it was registered in Tokyo in June so figuring out what has been to turn it into the beast you see is a real voyage of discovery.

Some of the changes are very and easy to understand, others are slowly revealing their But one thing is certain – somebody has an absolute fortune turning most pampering of MGBs something rather more

We suspect that it was developed for which is hugely popular in The sport is catching on in the UK too, but car could also be adapted for (assuming you can find a formula will accept its modifications), or (which tends to be more in its class structure). It would make a superb trackday or just be cracking good fun for the

One thing is for certain though: your goal, you couldn’t one like this for anything to the £14,000 asking price.

go through some of the more changes, which should you a flavour of the car. Starting at the the grilles have been cut to get as much cooling air through the oil and into the engine bay as possible. But to be you only tend to notice after you’ve finished at the bonnet.

This has been crowned by the of all air scoops to feed the engine, on either side by a row of vents the other way to help get hot air out of the engine Lift up the bonnet (it is a bit floppy now so much of its strengthening has been cut and the reason for the air scoop becomes – the fuel injection has been in favour of a Holley carburettor with the biggest air filter I ever seen.

We are not sure – if anything – has been done to the engine, but there are no obvious of even the slightest cost-cutting in the engine bay. Everywhere you there are competition-spec braided pipes, silicone coolant and beautiful race-spec aluminium for catching everything from fumes to overflow from the system.

Croydon Classics are open for by appointment, six days a week. James on 07990 977197, or the web at to view their stock.

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