I bought my MGF from Lloyd MG in Carlisle (long-since gone) in October 2004. This one is a Mark II 1.8i model built on 29 June 2000 and first registered on 28  March 2001. MG Rover Group was the last domestically owned mass-production car manufacturer in Britain, and they built 77,271 MGFs at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham between 1995 and 2002 when it was replaced by the TF. There were 410 MGFs produced in pearlescent British Racing Green with a cream and walnut leather interior like mine. 

I'm hoping it will be a collectors' item in the future although you can hardly give them away at the moment. Things could be about to change, though:

Motorious - Why the MGF Remains Bargain of the Century.

Classics World - MGB v MGF

Let's Go For a Drive: MGF

I've made a few subtle improvements over the years, but almost all extras were available as options, so the car still looks pretty original:


  • Wood interior - centre console, dashboard vents, door cappings, passenger airbag blank and wood/leather steering wheel
  • Bright pack - shiny mesh grilles, door handles, ashtray, handbrake button and door mirror covers
  • 16 inch TF wheels to replace original 15 inch Minilites
  • MOMO MGF Gear knob
  • Genuine MG mud flaps all round (from Rimmer Bros)

I have a few things planned for this winter:

  • Front Trophy Spoiler (standard on Trophy but was available as an approved accessory)
  • Front fog lights

Next year I'd like to fit

  • Stainless steel coolant pipes
  • Stainless steel performance exhaust

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