Review: H&H Duxford
With more than three quarters of the RV8’s original production run going to Japan, the home market cars are rare, and have a loyal following among MG devotees. This one-owner example was always going to do well, not just on account of its sound condition throughout and the amount of history that came with it but also the fact it had covered just 3220 miles from new, making this virtually a showroom-fresh example. The closest precedent for this was the £26k pulled in by a 2040-mile auction last year, which was reflected in H&H’s £20-25k estimate, but it ended being hammered away for nearly double its lower estimate. It’s proof that the market is still happy to pay record sums for the right cars.