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A Grand Monday: MGF 1.8i Sport

Published 11 November 2019

When it comes to convertibles in winter it’s very much a buyers’ market, with some truly tempting soft-top bargains about. 

This MGF, for example, looks hard to ignore at just £695, especially as it it has seven months’ MoT remaining and a receipt in the book for a head gasket repair 20,000 miles ago.

MGF (2)

It’s also quite a desirable F, with full black leather and Copperleaf Red metallic paint, plus many of the facelift improvements that the model got including improved switchgear, ivory dials, Minilite-style alloy wheels and a deeper rear bumper. 

We reckon 90,000 miles is sensible enough for an 18-year old car and the vendor’s description is very open, describing the (minor) MoT advisories in detail and listing any faults he’s aware of, such as a worn window regulator and a chipped rear light lens. 

MGF (3)

The car is for sale via an established dealer, whose main interest lies in more unusual classic and performance cars, so having an MGF taking up space until the clocks go forward is less attractive to him than letting it go for what we reckon is an absolutely bargain price. 


Fred Whittaker    on 11 November 2019

MGFs are very much underrated by the classic car market. I have a 2001 model, which was one of the last MGFs and has Hydragas suspension, giving it a comfortable ride with little or no roll on cornering. This puts it in a higher league of sports car than many of its contemporaries. I love it!

Edited by Fred Whittaker on 11/11/2019 at 21:21

Graham Toyn    on 12 November 2019

If any one out there wants a hard top for their mgf/tf with heated rear screen I have one for sale.I bought it new in November 2011and used it for two winter's it is coloured xpower grey and will go with most colour mgf/tfs.To buy it new now would cost over £1000. I am asking for£300 or near offer buyer collects.I live in Great Grimsby northeast 01472 251596,or07902237216 my name is Graham Toyn.

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