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  • Supremely well-presented inside and out
  • Complete with removable hard top and folding soft top - both in very good condition
  • Superbly presented inside, out and especially underneath
  • MOT valid until 21st September 2024

The Appeal

The mid-engined MGF was an ambitious project for MG, faced with fresh opposition in the convertible sports car market from the likes of Mazda and Lotus. The gamble paid off though, thanks in part to the supremely capable Rover K Series engine that nestled amidships.
This 1997 1.8-litre VVC example is remarkably smart for its age and is superbly presented inside, out and especially underneath. The bodywork looks immensely straight and solid, with no notable imperfections barre the odd scratch and stone chips. There are just 40,541 miles indicated and while we’re unable to verify its accuracy, the condition of the car would certainly support it being correct.
Offered with an MOT until September 2024, its original book pack and a collection of old MOT certificates, this is surely one of the best MGFs around.

The History and Paperwork

  • 40,541 miles indicated
  • MOT valid until 21st September 2024

The Condition

  • The red paintwork still shines and appears free from notable blemishes
  • The vendor points out a few small stone chips and the odd scratch, but otherwise, there are few imperfections and no notable fading
  • The bodywork looks straight and solid and the doors fit well
  • The folding soft top has just one small snag and the vendor demonstrates that it folds correctly
  • A removable black hard top accompanies the car and appears in very good order
  • Besides some slight corrosion to the alloy wheels, they continue to present nicely
  • While the driver’s seat has a few creases, it is not excessively worn
  • Some deterioration to the veneers around the gear lever
  • The upholstery, carpets and controls are all in good visual order
  • We’re informed that all the cabin electrics work correctly
  • Sony 10 CD changer fitted in the boot
  • The vendor shows us that the underside of the car looks exceedingly clean and without any obvious issues

The Mechanics 

  • 1.8-litre VVC Rover K Series four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual gearbox
  • We’re informed that the MG runs and drives correctly
  • We’re not informed of any apparent mechanical defects


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1997
  • Make MG
  • Model MGF
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 40,541 Miles
  • Engine size 1798
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bridgend
  • Location Wales
  • Country United Kingdom

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