Rare MG XPower SV Coupé to be auctioned | The Sheriffs Office

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Rare MG XPower SV Coupé to be

By David Carter on 3rd October

The Sheriffs Office, authorised Court Enforcement Officers and of the hit BBC TV show #39;The Sheriffs are are selling a rare and highly MG Xpower SV.

Auction details

number: BX53 BGY

Chassis SA9SVGCAB4M130112

Engine number:

The vehicle, seized in the execution of a Court writ, is being without reserve at Manheim Northampton, Salthouse Road, Ind. Estate, Northampton NN4 7EX who can be on 0844 856 4612 – The was due to take place on Thursday October 2013 with the car to highest bidder however due to court action the sale has suspended.

Model history

The MG XPower SV Veloce) is a sports car which was by MG Rover. Manufactured in Modena, and finished at Longbridge, UK, it was based on the of the Qvale Mangusta, formerly the De Biguà. After acquiring Automotive Srl of Italy, MG Rover the project code X80 and set up a subsidiary MG X80 Ltd. to produce a new model on the Qvale Mangusta.

One attraction was the sales in the United States, as the had already been homologated for the market.

The MG X80 was originally revealed as a concept car in However, the styling was considered too When the production model, now MG XPower SV, was eventually launched the year, designer Peter had made the car#39;s styling aggressive.

The conversion from a model to a production car, all requirements, was done in just 300 by the Swedish company Caran. One was to get a street price of under The car#39;s baseline model cost £65,000 with the XPower SV-R model £83,000.

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The production process was partly caused by the use of carbon to make the body panels. The body parts were in the UK by SP Systems and then shipped to Avia near Turin for into body panels. were then assembled a complete body shell and onto the box frame chassis and gear and shipped to the MG Rover factory to be trimmed and finished.

Several of the cars#39; exterior and parts were borrowed current and past Fiat The headlights, for example, were from a Punto Mk.2 and the lights borrowed from a Coupe.

According the data at the MG SV Club, approximately 82 cars produced excluding the 4 #39;XP#39; prototypes. This included a few and show cars which later dismantled, before was stopped due to lack of sales. were sold to private with the final ones sold to customers in early

The standard MG XPower SV (as this is) is by a 320 bhp (239 kW; 324 PS) at 6000 rpm 4.6 L Ford V8 with a torque of 302 lb•ft N•m) at 4750 rpm but was expensive due to the carbon fibre body. manual and automatic transmissions available.

The manual car had a top speed of 165 mph km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) of 5.3 seconds.[2] Club Sport for customers who wished to use their SVs on the were planned but never They included a 5•0 L bhp (700 kW) version, thanks to nitrous oxide injection though the basic version had 410 hp kW) with speed limited to 195 mph km/h).

David Carter, Managing of The Sheriffs Office, said:

As a car myself it#39;s certainly one of our interesting seizures in recent and promises to generate a lot of interest

The car will sell to the highest without reserve on 10th 2013 at Manheim Auctions in

Please note that the car is sold under the authority of a Court Writ of Fieri by the High Court Enforcement in conduct of the execution. At the time of the goods detailed above are to sell at auction on the date and as described.

Please be aware that court action and/or factors may prevent sale and The Office accepts no responsibility for any as a result of the vehicle being

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