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Re: MGF anyone?

To: Philip Raby <>, "Nory" <>
Subject: Re: MGF anyone?
From: Chris Delling <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:15:50 -0500

I had not heard that about the Z-3 being preferred to the F.  I personally
feel quite the contrary, the Z-3 does nothing for me.  I personally find
the Porsche Boxster the most attractive of the new "affordable cars" (SLK,
Z-3, Boxster) in the States.  If I had to buy new, it would proabably be a
Miata due to cost.  If I had more funds I would buy a Boxster.  If the F
VVC was here, it would be my choice hands down!

BTW, when can we subscribers in the States expect issue 2?  Looking forward
to it!


Chris Delling

At 05:42 PM 10/31/97 +0000, Philip Raby wrote:
>On 31/10/97 2:34 pm Nory said
>>I don't care much for the looks of the MGF (blasphemy!) but I really
>>liked the RV8.  Any rumors about any of those coming over here?  Does
>>anybody know if they can be legally imported?  Probably not, eh?
>The RV8 is no longer in production =AD it was a limited edition car.
However, I see no reason why you couldn't export a secondhand one. You'd
have to alter lights etc to suit US regulations. Oh, and as far as I know,
they were all right-hand-drive. Another problem is that most went to Japan.
The UK ones hold their value very well, so your wallet would be in for a
>A more practical solution would be to build an MGB V8 and add RV8 body
panels. I believe these are available new and will fit onto a Heritage
shell. Again, not cheap but you could build a car to your own=
>There's such a car going to be in Issue Three of MG World. It's an MGB GT
with RV8 body panels, 300bhp and 0-60mph in under 5 seconds. Sounds fun eh?
>It's interesting taht you don't like the look of the F. When the design
was cliniced in the US it did not go down well. Americans prefer the look
of the Z3, which in spirit, is closer to a traditional MG. I've driven both
cars though, and I have to say that the F is far superior (and no, I'm not
being biased). Apoligies to everyone from North Carolina :-)
>Hope this is of help.
>Philip Raby
>Editor, MG World
>PO Box 163, Bicester OX6 3YS, UK
>Tel: 01869 340061 Fax: 01869 340063 Mobile 0467 767361

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