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    Thumbs Up ** MIGHT be of some interest **

    Very limited offer.

    When Price Waterhouse Coopers disposed of what was left of MG Sport & Racing in March 2006, they employed the services of auctioneers Wyles Hardy & Cº. An auction was held whereby a great deal of the complete operation was sold - apart from a couple of dozen right / left hand drive, un-registered / registered MG XPower SVs / SV-Rs. Without wishing to flood the market in one go, and totally devalue the cars already in private ownership, the cars were placed in deep storage to be disposed of at a later date.

    That date is about to happen! I have heard that Wyles Hardy & Cº will be shifting the 26 cars remaining, and that they will be selling them in batches of between 5 and 9 cars at a time, commencing at the end of September by private treaty. The cars in question include some of the last ones built by (and at!) MG Sport & Racing - and as such will possibly become the most desirable examples in future years.

    If you want anymore information on this then please PM me for details

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    Any ideas of how much these cars are likely to cost?

    Desirable cars but a nightmare to insure I would imagine.

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    Insurance for a limited 6000mile a year cover is not to bad. I have been quoted £460 a year but i am 30 in a decent postcode

    Cost wise, open to negotiation is the way its been put to me. Afew could go very cheap, some of the higher spec ones will command more. The 3 i have got details on for myself vary between £22000 and £39000 ! lol

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    Sounds a reasonable purchase price given the performance of these thing, I may snap one up and and garage it for 20 years.

    I'm a bit surprised about the insurance you were quoted, I mean how would the insurers go about sourcing the bodywork panels as these were handmade in Italy, and at what cost .

    It wouldn't take much of a knock to write the thing off surely?

    edit: Just read your sig, so are you onthe sniff for one then?

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    The bodypanels are now made by a company in the UK - the moulds have been bought from the italian builder.

    There is now also a 'limited' dealer network of around 20 garages throughout the uk so not such a problem as first thought !

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    Hmm, a couple of options then.
    Start saving and raid the kids piggy banks or just buy shares in raw carbon fibre suppliers!

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    Hmmm the MG XPower SVs / SV-Rs come up for sale, and all of a sudden LN;s VXR is up for sale, anyone else got a calculator Im trying to put 2+2 together

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hmmm the MG XPower SVs / SV-Rs come up for sale, and all of a sudden LN;s VXR is up for sale, anyone else got a calculator Im trying to put 2+2 together
    Not at all, been ummming and ahhhhing about the VXR for a while. Cant decide what to do with it so start again is my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Hmmm the MG XPower SVs / SV-Rs come up for sale, and all of a sudden LN;s VXR is up for sale, anyone else got a calculator Im trying to put 2+2 together

    Er think mines broke..... says 5!!!!!
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