Lot 138 - 1998 MG F
|Odometer reading||60,470 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,680|
The MGF was the first new model designed as an MG since the MGB that was produced from 1962 to 1980. It was initially designed by the Rover Group during the period it was owned by British Aerospace and was brought to market after the business had been sold to the German car manufacturer BMW. It was powered by a 1.8 Litre K-Series 16-valve engine, the basic having 118 bhp while the more powerful VVC (variable valve control) had 143 bhp. Steve Harper of MGA Developments produced the initial design concept in January 1991 having been inspired by the Jaguar XJR-15 and the Ferrari 250LM, before Rover's in house design team refined the concept under the leadership of Gerry McGovern. An interesting feature of the F was its Hydragas suspension, a system employing interconnected fluid and gas displacers which provided a surprisingly compliant ride but which could be tuned to provide excellent handling characteristics.
This MGF was originally registered on 21st November 1998 and has clearly been well cared for. It was off the road from 2019 and has been recently recommissioned by the vendor. A good service history accompanies this MGF and it is thought the odometer reading of 60,470 is correct, although not warranted. Looking resplendent in the colour combination of green with black interior, this MGF is supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 7th August 2023 together with a hardtop. A great fun car for a modest outlay.
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