Lot 251 - 2002 MG F
|Odometer reading||87,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,456|
The MG F 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.
Originally registered on 27th November 2002, this MG F is presented in Oxford Blue with a black interior and has a white hardtop. The knowledgeable vendor has recently fitted a new head gasket to the car and describes the car as driving with no known faults. It has electric windows and is powered by the potent 1.8 litre engine mated to a five-speed gearbox, providing lively performance on the open roads. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this MG F is offered without reserve and is an ideal way to experience open top motoring.
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