MGB Limited Edition ‘The Silver GT LE’

FOR SALE
The MGB Limited Edition ‘The Silver GT LE’ number 327 of 580 in beautiful condition.

MODEL HISTORY
Introduced in 1962, the MGB can be described as the worlds most successful sportscar with over half a million examples produced during its 18-year span of continuous production. Integral to the success was the two derivatives, the open top roadster and closed GT able to accommodate a family. Towards the end of the 1970’s, MG announced the end of MGB production and in 1979 commenced the build of a Limited Edition run of 1,000 cars consisting of The Silver GT LE (580 cars) and The Bronze Roadster LE (420 cars). Available only in Pewter Metallic for the GT and Bronze Metallic for the Roadster and each with special distinguishing livery, two cars (one of each derivative) were retained by the BL Heritage Collection which left the remaining 998 cars available to the dealers who fought to stock the cars and even luckier members of the public who managed to acquire one.

EQUIPMENT
GT body with 2+2 seater configuration, opening front and rear quarter lights, rear luggage hatch, folding rear bench, halogen headlamps, twin reversing lamps, twin horns, laminated windscreen, chrome waistline, chrome lamp surrounds, chrome windows surrounds, chrome air intake surround, side GT strakes, polyurethane bumpers, stainless steel sill plates, cigar lighter, clock, oil pressure gauge, temperature gauge, tachometer, heated rear window, Goodmans synthesised radio tuner. Special Limited-Edition equipment; Pewter Metallic paint, Silver Grey trim, alloy wheels, Silver livery stripes, black front spoiler, passenger door mirror, Special Limited Edition badges. Factory options; Overdrive, mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
This pristine example is number 327 of the 580 ‘The Silver’ GT LE cars produced and has been subject to a historic nut and bolt restoration using a brand-new heritage shell. To recreate such an outstanding example today would cost an eye-watering amount of time and money and presented here is without question one of the best remaining example in existence. Finished in the correct and only colour available for the Limited-Edition GT, Pewter Metallic (Code MMD), the paintwork is exceptional having been painted by the MG Owners Club and all panels are beautifully finished and damage free. The bumpers, chrome trim and special silver livery are in excellent condition and only some light tarnishing to the bright window and drip rail trim is worthy of mention. The glass is etched with the vehicle registration as issued when new and the meticulous restoration also included painstaking removal and refurbishment on all underside components. A very collectable MG.

INTERIOR
The correct Special Limited-Edition Silver Grey trim, (Code LMH), is preserved in fantastic order. The material to the seats is fully intact and spotlessly clean and the matching black vinyl door cards are immaculate. The carpets, headlining and interior trim are in exceptional order and the original gauges and fascia controls all function perfectly with healthy readings. The luggage area is very clean and the easy folding rear bench back offers a large flat loading space, perfect for classic touring. Displayed proudly on the dashboard are the MG Limited Edition Plaque and the second plate confirming this as Car No. 327, built 29th August 1980.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The BMC B-Series engine needs no introduction and its time-tested longevity saw it fitted to all MGB’s with exception of the V8 model. This 1798cc four-cylinder OHV unit features twin SU type HIF4 carburettors and SU electric fuel pump to develop 97bhp and 142Nm of torque. A top speed of 104mph and 0-60mph in 14 seconds are respectable performance figures even today. The beautifully detailed engine bay houses the factory fitted engine with identity plate matching that of the heritage certificate along with vehicle data plates and stickers all corresponding. The four speed all-synchromesh gearbox is factory fitted with the desirable electronic overdrive and is perfect in operation.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original cast alloys wheels are correctly finished in grey with polished out rim and spoke facings and red MG logo centre caps. There is some very light age related tarnishing visible upon close scrutiny but not to spoilt the appearance. Premium brand tyres of size 185/70 R14 have plenty of tread remaining. The servo assisted braking system incorporates 10.75in front discs and 10in rear drums to offer steady and capable straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
A Heritage Certificate issued on 23rd September 2004 by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirms that this example, number 327 of 500, was built on the 28-29th August 1980 and despatched from Abingdon on the 25th November 1980. The destination dealer, Herwin Canny and Company Limited of Woolwich, registered the car new on the 19th February 1981 to the first owner, Mr J Adams. The amazing and frankly colossal history file forms a crucial part of the cars story and begins with the original sales invoice issued by Herwin Canny and Company Limited to Mr Adams detailing the options specified and purchase price of £6,877.79 less £2,502.79 for his 1979 Leyland Mini! The original Passport to Service booklet is stamped by the selling dealer and the last entry is in 2020 with just 1,500 miles covered since. The car has been known to the MG Car Club MGB Register since 1988. Beautifully presented in a tailored made leather binder is a massive chronologically arranged and complete file of invoices dating right back to 1981 with even the running-in service when the car was just three months old! Thorough perusal of the file would consume countless hours and there is a vast amount of paperwork spanning the 1980’s 1990’s and in to the new millennium where in around 2004 a full nut a bolt restoration began. Photographs of the car pre-restoration show a solid and undamaged car that was just awaiting a transformation into the perfect MGB GT LE! The restoration is fully documented both in the history file and photographs and the huge spend on top of the brand-new heritage shell which was sourced and painted by the MG Owners Club, MGOC, would run into tens of thousands of pounds now, a new shell current costing around £13,000 alone! The previous owner was a MG and British Leyland enthusiast with several other classic cars in his collection including a MGR V8 and a Morris Mini Cooper 970S. A collectors quality example of the final MGBGT tribute and a true slice of MG motoring history. Not to be missed.

MOT June 2022, HPI Clear.

MG RV8

FOR SALE
An enthusiast owned MG RV8 in stunning condition and just 17,087 miles.

MODEL HISTORY
The MG RV8 was bought to fruition by Rover Special Projects team, a team of 30 planners, engineers and designers based at Gaydon, Rovers test track in Warwickshire. Headed by RSP Director, Steve Schlemmer, the project was called Adder in recognition of the Anglo-American Cobra of the 60s, their objective was to recreate the MGB as it would have been had it never left production. Launched at the British Motor Show in 1992, the MG RV8 marked the welcome return of the MG sports car and the famous octagonal badge. Launched at a price of £26,500 when new with the slogan ‘The Marque has returned’, just 1,983 units were made of which 1,581 were sold to Japan.

EQUIPMENT
Flared front and rear wings, moulded body-coloured sills, laminated windscreen, halogen headlamps, analogue clock, voltmeter, intermittent wipe, twin horns, cigar lighter, lights-on buzzer, courtesy light delay, boot lamp, illuminated glovebox, remote boot release, rear tonneau, centre armrest, 3-speed heater fan, tailored MG carpet mats. Factory options; Pearlescent paint. Accessories; Elm Burr veneer and polished steel Moto-Lita steering wheel, Elm Burr veneer gear knob, bespoke leather rimmed wind deflector, tailored soft car cover.

EXTERIOR
An appealing, curvaceous, wasp-waisted style immediately recognisable to MG aficionados is finished in optional pearlescent Woodcote Green, (Code HPE) at a cost of £750 when new. A stunning deep gloss finish has been preserved by the two fastidious UK owners since the car arrived from Japan in 1998. The correct panels produced by Abbey Panels are virtually unmarked other than a tiny scratch to the nearside front wing. The original factory fitted soft top made by Tickford is pristine and the rear screen perfectly clear. The rear tonneau is present and a very well-designed bespoke wind deflector is neatly fitted and framed in matching beige leather. The famous octagonal MG badging is bright and unmarked and all chrome brightwork has a mirror finish. An enduring British motoring classic with this example being difficult to fault.

INTERIOR
Lavishly trimmed in fine Connolly Stone Beige leather, (Code SMJ), with a ruched pattern and rich in Elm Burr veneer adorning the facia panel, centre console and door cappings the interior is pure luxury. The optional and expensive Elm Burr Moto-Lita steering wheel and gear knob are fine additions to this regal interior. MG traditional sporting appeal can be seen with a full set of VDO black-on-white working instruments and chrome interior door handles, roll top lid ashtray and handbrake release button. The original MG velour mats have protected the dark Stone Beige cut pile carpets. The correct Panasonic radio cassette player with the MG logo remains fitted. A beautifully traditional interior in outstanding preserved condition.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.9 litre V8 is extremely flexible with large reserves of torque and 190bhp giving effortless midrange overtaking. 0-60mph is despatched in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 135mph is quoted. The engine bay is spotlessly clean and factory original with all markings, plates and stickers present. The V8 burble through the twin exhaust pipe is intoxicating. The robust Land Rover built 77mm 5-speed gearbox changes with reassuring precision and a progressive light clutch action. Delightful.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Distinctive cast alloy 15x6J road wheels with mid grey cross spoke sections are unmarked and still retain the MG centre security caps. The Zender split rim bolts have no corrosion and matching Falken 205/65 R15 tyres have ample tread. Servo assisted ventilated front disc brakes with 4-piston callipers and rear drums do an impressive job of bringing the vehicle to a safe halt.

HISTORY FILE
The MG RV8 was always destined to become a classic with just 1,983 units made reviving a golden history and celebrating thirty years after the birth of the legendary MGB. This pampered low mileage example spent four years with its Japanese owner who purchased the car new in 1994. A Rover Group British National Type Approval Certificate of Conformity confirms the date of manufacture the 18th October 1994 and in 1998 the vehicle was repatriated with all importation documents and UK registration completed. The history file is superb with the two UK owners keeping every single MOT certificate from the very first in 1998 along with a large file of specialist invoices and receipts for servicing and maintenance work. A diary of maintenance has been kept and in 2009 there was a documented and photographed speedometer change carried out at 11,978 miles, the odometer now reading 5,109 miles. The second of the UK owners purchased the car in 2017 where is sat alongside his fully restored MGB GT LE. Both sets of keys and code tags are present along with two MG RV8 The Marque has returned’ sales brochure as well as a price list and an official MG 1930-1992 history of the Marque released when the RV8 was launched. Finally, a cherished registration M88MGR remains with the car. This stunning example is a must for anyone seeking a rare, pampered and enthusiast owned example of MG motoring history.

MOT July 2022, HPI Clear.

MG TF 135

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An ultra-rare MG TF 135 in special order Monogram ‘Spectre’ with 15,076 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced body structure, door side intrusion beams, tinted glass, bright sill finishers, seat belt pretensioners, fuel tank cage, high tensile tubes in A pillars, impact absorbing front and rear structures, high level brake lamp, remote central superlocking, Thatcham Category 2 immobiliser, perimetric and volumetric alarm system, CD stereo system, heated electric door mirrors, drivers airbag, tonneau cover. Monogram Special Order equipment to include; Chromactive paintwork, Gunsmoke Alcantara/black leather upholstery. Factory Options; Blue hood, front fog lights, Light Smokestone fascia, bright centre console surround. Dealer accessories; Mud flaps, wind deflector, parking sensors (inoperative), carpet mats, tailored car cover.

EXTERIOR
The MG Rover Monogram Special Order Program produced a limited number of vehicles with fabulous bespoke paintwork and interior options, available exclusively at considerable cost to the most discerning and imaginative of buyers! This MG TF was factory ordered in Spectre, (Code IAA), one of just two Chromactive colours, the other being Typhoon. This incredibly rare colour looks simply amazing with the flip paintwork changing constantly through its pink to grey to blue tones as you move around the car. The factory panels look superb and close scrutiny reveals little more than very light touched-in markings. Always garaged, the special factory order blue hood is in fantastic order and the Perspex rear screen is fully intact and clear. The ultimate stand out MG TF guaranteed to draw curious admiration!

INTERIOR
The comfortable yet snug cockpit offers real sports car appeal with open top motoring delights. The plush Monogram Gunsmoke Alcantara and black leather upholstery, (Code LZA), looks fantastic with just a light nick to the driver’s outer bolster and virtually no bobbling to the Alcantara seat facings. The light Smokestone fascia is undamaged and all functions and controls operate including the original MG CD Stereo system. A surprisingly large rear boot is pristine and the front compartment displays PDI dabs and all factory plates and stickers fully intact. The optional rear wind deflector remains fitted and the light grey tonneau cover is immaculate. A sports car interior in super condition.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original four cylinder 1796cc engine produces 136bhp at 6700rpm and 165Nm torque at 5000rpm enabling a top speed of 127mph and 0-60 in just 8.2 seconds. The mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive configuration represent all the correct sports car credentials to ensure optimum driving enjoyment. A quality stainless steel rear exhaust system has been fitted to produce a delightful yet unobtrusive exhaust note. The short throw sports ratio five speed gearbox completes the package and actively encourages enthusiastic changes, great fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted 15” square-spoke alloy wheels are unrestored and in immaculate order with no kerb damage. The front and rear tyres of size 185/55 R15 and 205/50 R15 respectively are matching Evergreen items having just replaced the factory fitted items for safety reasons. The spare wheel remains fitted with original Goodyear GT65 tyre and the jack and brace are stored in the black plastic bag. The braking system incorporates discs all round (ventilated front) to offer positive stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by MG Rover main dealer, Lockwood and Greenwood of Manchester, on the 16th May 2003, this example has had just two keepers from new and covered a verified 15,076 miles. The new vehicle order form in the history file is made out to Mrs WS Fairhurst who having been an existing MG Rover customer was awarded an exclusive £1,500 loyalty voucher. However, this was gifted just after she had placed the order for this example and agreed part exchange for her year 2000 MGF. Armed with her generous voucher, Mrs Fairhurst contacted the dealership who agreed that the voucher deadline could be extended to cover the delivery date of her car and to, as per her words in the letter, recover some of the value of the optional extras totalling £1,671 for the customised TF she had ordered! Correspondence in the file includes a further letter of complaint to MG Rover headquarters at Longbridge whereby upon preparing for delivery of her new car, it transpired the voucher had already been used to discount the car and there would be no further reduction. The outcome of the complaint remains a mystery!

The original handbook and service book with eight stamped entries are present in the plastic MG wallet and a further history folder contains invoices and every MOT since the first in 2006 to verify the 15,076 miles covered. A service has just been carried out in January 2021 and the cambelt and water pump change was undertaken in 2018 at 13,140 miles. Finally, there are two original keys with fobs and dealer keyrings as well as the exclusive Monogram Special Order program brochure. A quality indoor car cover is also included. Facts on the exact numbers of MG TF’s in Spectre Chromactive are subject to slight variation, all below 30. What is certain is that this incredibly rare example with just two owners and 15,076 miles is firmly in serious collector territory.

HPI Clear.

Porsche Boxster 986

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A stunning Porsche Boxster 986 with 37,421 miles and Porsche main dealer history.

EQUIPMENT
Sports chassis, rigidly tuned springs, shock absorbers and stabiliser bars, Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP), roll-over protection, dual cargo areas, electric convertible top. Factory options; Porsche Design alloys wheels, wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest, wind deflector, windshield green graduated tint, leather seats with leatherette rear side, 8-way electric seats with driver memory, automatic air conditioning, on-board computer, CDR-32 Bose sound system. Dealer options; Porsche tailored carpet mats, genuine Porsche battery conditioner.

EXTERIOR
Finished in stunning and very rare factory Speed Yellow, (Code L12H), the awesome vibrant paint looks superb and is virtually flawless. The uniform finish and undamaged bodywork are commensurate with such a low mileage well cared for example, and all trim sections and badges are near perfect. The often sun-bleached headlights are crystal clear and reflect the strict garage storage. The UV-resistant hood is perfect in operation and fully intact with no damage and a clear rear screen with just one small mark. Underside inspection suggests dry usage only and all consumables and the exhaust are in excellent condition. An exceptional car in a condition far superior to the usual offerings.

INTERIOR
Typical Porsche quality and exemplary craftsmanship is to be expected in this well appointed cabin space. Everything is arranged according to strict ergonomic principles, ensuring maximum driver enjoyment. The factory optional full leather seats in Black, (Code X4), have remained in beautifully clean condition with firm structure and wear free bolsters. The carpets are spotless having been protected from new by genuine Porsche carpet mats. All controls and functions operate perfectly including the ice-cold air conditioning and electric seats, and only very light scratches to the side of the centre console can be seen. Beautifully clean dual cargo areas reflect the minimal use and extended care this car has enjoyed. Originality seekers will note the all-important factory option label attached to the bonnet underside, Mobil 1 sticker to the inner boot lid and factory stickers in the door apertures. Effortless folding of the electric hood transforms this every day roadster into something truly special, with endless scope for open top enjoyment and exhilaration.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the robust flat six Porsche Boxer Engine, which encapsulates the powerful blend of boxer engine and classic roadster mid-engine configuration. Controlled by the Motronic ME 7.2 engine management system, Porsche Engineers developed 220hp from the 2,687cc unit to allow 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph! The punchy raw sound delivered from the exhaust system is guaranteed to set the pulse racing and full Porsche service history offers piece of mind. The 5-speed manual transmission has a short shift and is incredibly direct exactly as you would expect from Porsche.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory upgraded 18in Porsche Design alloy wheels have optional wheel caps with coloured Porsche crest. The wheels are free from curb damage with minor paintwork imperfections to the outer rim barely visible. Quality branded 225/40 ZR18 and 265/35 ZR18 tyres are fitted front and rear respectively with masses of tread remaining. The ABS assisted braking system incorporates 4-Wheel ventilated discs with 4-piston fixed monobloc calipers. The Porsche badged calipers are clearly visible through the spokes and hint towards the racing pedigree infused within this car’s genes.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 10th May 2002 by Main Dealers, The Porsche Centre Wilmslow, this example has covered just 37,421 miles with just two former keepers in total. Full Porsche main dealer service history consists of the service book displaying nine stamped entries. The most recent entry was a major service at The Porsche Centre Teesside in December 2018 at 37,025 miles, at which time all six coil packs and spark plugs were replaced. An invoice from The Porsche Centre Teesside for £1,004.48 in the history file details this work and the service tag is even still attached to the dipstick! All handbooks, guides and dealership literature are contained in the Porsche leather wallet and there are two original keys. Completing the history file is service checklists and previous MOT certificates as well as an original hardback Boxster sales brochure. A cherished registration plate remains with the car.

Hugely desirable in the rare colour of Speed Yellow, this low mileage, low owner and meticulously maintained example is guaranteed to impress in every respect.

HPI Clear.

MGF 1.8i VVC

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An astonishing MGF 1.8i VVC high performance model with just 12,591 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced body structure, door side intrusion beams, high tensile tubes in A pillars, fuel tank cage, drivers airbag, body-colour bumpers, mirrors and door handles, tinted glass, bright sill finishers, halogen headlamps, high level brake lamp, remote central locking, perimetric and volumetric alarm system, speed sensitive power steering, electric windows, oil and coolant temperature gauge, drop down bin and cup holders. Factory Options; Metallic paint, leather interior. Dealership accessories; MG fitted mud flaps, MG carpet mats, turbulence deflector.

EXTERIOR
This incredible MGF is finished in stunning factory optional Platinum Silver, (Code MNX), and boasts a bright shine from garaged storage and a very low 12,591 miles covered. The paintwork is in beautiful order with no panel damage whatsoever and two light touched in markings to the front edge of the bonnet and o/s/r panel. The original woven acrylic fabric hood is as new and the plastic screen completely clear with no crease marks whatsoever. The rear tonneau and optional wind deflector are present and immaculate. Being an early example, the car is fitted with orange indicator lenses. All trim, light clusters and badges are pristine. This example will satisfy and MG enthusiast and is one of the best surviving examples now becoming harder to find.

INTERIOR
Specified with luxurious and cost optional Black leather, (Code PUU), the interior of this cossetted example is as new. The cut pile carpets have tailored MG velour mats covering them and the ivory-coloured dials of the instrument binnacle with the MG logos recall traditional MG design cues and were only fitted to the early cars. Being the range topping performance 1.8i VVC model the knowledgeable will note the red line at 7250 rpm on the tachometer. Both front and rear luggage areas are surprisingly spacious and spotless with the front housing an unused Goodyear spare wheel and jack and even shows all factory PDI paint dabs! MG museum quality in all respects.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The desirable four-cylinder 1796cc VVC, (Variable Valve Control), engine produces 143bhp enabling a top speed of 130mph and 0-60 in just 7.0 seconds. The light weight body, mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive configuration possesses all the correct sports car credentials to ensure optimum driver delight. A documented cambelt and water pump change was carried out in February 2019 at which time stainless steel coolant pipes front to rear were fitted as a precaution. The short throw sports ratio five speed gearbox completes the package.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original and unrestored 15inch VVC style alloy wheels with the MG logo are in pristine condition with no damage whatsoever. Brand new matching Toyo Proxes tyres of size 185/55 R15 tyres up front and 205/50 R15 were fitted in 2018. Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with electronic anti-lock braking fitted as standard on the MGF 1.8i VVC offer positive straight-line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 5th August 1998 by MG Rover Main Dealer, Epsom Motor Group, this desirable top of the range VVC performance model has covered just 12,591 miles from new. A new car order form and subsequent sales invoice in the history file confirms the price new of £21,826.29 and is made out to the first owner, Mr B Russell. Being the conscientious type, he paid £465 extra for the extended warranty. Wonderful documentation from the time of sale is included such as the ‘Please Do Not Touch’ sign placed in the car by the dealer prior to collection! In 2014 the car was purchased by well-known classic MGB Racer, the late Barry ‘Sideways’ Sidery Smith, who was a long-time member and stalwart of the MG Car Club (MGCC) and most famous for his racing since 1959. Click here to read an article about Barry ‘Sideways’ Sidery Smith and his distinguished racing career. Upon Mr Smith’s passing, the car was purchased by hugely knowledgeable MGCC member, Mr Terence Clark, where it sat garaged alongside his stunning MGA Coupe.

All handbooks, guides and dealership point of sale literature is in the MG leather folder along with the service book displaying nine stamped entries. The most recent service was in November 2018 and in February 2019 the cambelt and water pump were renewed at which time stainless steel coolant pipes were fitted as a precaution. Two sets of MG keys and remotes with code tags and dealer fobs are present. Completing the history file is a comprehensive folder of previous MOT certificates and service invoices to leave in no uncertainty that this is a cherished example. To find an unmolested, preserved and cherished MGF VVC with just 12,591 miles is a rare occurrence and the next lucky owner will enjoy the benefits of this fast appreciating classic.

HPI Clear.

MGF Freestyle

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An astonishing MGF Freestyle Special Edition with just 15,337 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced body structure, door side intrusion beams, high tensile tubes in A pillars, fuel tank cage, drivers airbag, body-colour bumpers, mirrors and door handles, tinted glass, bright sill finishers, halogen headlamps, high level brake lamp, remote central locking, perimetric and volumetric alarm system, speed sensitive power steering, electric windows, oil and coolant temperature gauge, drop down bin and cup holders.  Special edition freestyle equipment; Rear spoiler, front bib spoiler, chrome exhaust finishers, bright chrome front and side grille mesh, leather sports seats, alloy gear knob, alloy gear knob surround, alloy inserts in side door casings.  Factory options; Pearlescent paint.  Dealership accessories; MG fitted mud flaps, turbulence deflector.

EXTERIOR
This incredible MGF is finished in stunning factory Tahiti Blue, (Code JRJ), and boasts a bright shine from garaged storage and a very low 15,337 miles covered.  The original paintwork is in beautiful preserved order and the factory panels are undamaged.  A small mark above the petrol cap and tiny ding to the driver’s door are the only notable imperfections.  All trim, light clusters and badges are pristine and the unique Freestyle bodykit and spoilers are as new.  The original woven acrylic fabric hood and plastic screen are fully intact and in excellent condition.  The rear tonneau and optional wind deflector are present and immaculate and the supplying main dealer number plates are still fitted.  This example will satisfy the most fastidious fanatic and is one of the best surviving examples ready for enjoyment and a good home.

INTERIOR
Standard fitment on the Freestyle Special Edition is the full Black leather, (Code PUU), which in this cossetted low mileage example is unwon.  The cut pile carpets have tailored velour mats covering them and all other trim sections and door cards are pristine.  All functions and control work perfectly including the original MG branded CD player.  Both front and rear luggage areas are surprisingly spacious and spotless with the front housing the original Goodyear spare wheel and jack and even shows all factory PDI paint dabs!  Show quality in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four-cylinder 1796cc engine produces 120bhp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm enabling a top speed of 120mph and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds.  The mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive configuration processes all the correct sports car credentials to ensure optimum driver delight.  Regular servicing is supported by a fully stamped service book including the required a cam belt and water pump changes to ensure impeccable engine running and performance.  The short throw sports ratio five speed gearbox completes the package.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique LE 16” multi-spoke alloy wheels are immaculate and shod in Matching Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres of size 215/40 ZR16 as per factory fitment.  Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs offer positive stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 22 November 2001 by MG Rover Main Dealer, Beadles (Gillingham Ltd), this desirable and rare Freestyle Special Edition has covered just 15,337 miles from new.  All handbooks, guides and dealership point of sale literature is in the MG leather folder along with the service book displaying 14 stamped entries, the most recent in June 2019 at 15,185 miles.  Two sets of MG keys and remotes with code tags and dealer fobs are present.  Completing the history file is a comprehensive folder of previous MOT certificates and service invoices.  To find an unmolested, preserved and cherished MGF is a challenge but a Special Edition Freestyle with just 15,337 miles is a rare occurrence! The next lucky owner will enjoy the benefits of this fast appreciating classic.

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MG Metro Turbo

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A concours winning Mk1 MG Metro Turbo with an incredible 7,359 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, laminated windscreen, bronze tinted glass, halogen headlamps, opening rear quarter lights, ventilated front disc brakes, uprated suspension, wheel arch spats, front spoiler, Turbo decals, twin rear fog lamps, twin door mirrors, light-emitting diode boost gauge, tachometer, digital clock, radio/stereo cassette player, asymmetrical-split folding rear seats, two-speed wipers with flick wipe, heated rear window, rear wash/wipe, cigar lighter, choke warning light, leather covered steering wheel, load space lamp, glovebox with carpet lining.  Dealer options; Metro rubber floor mats, rear seat belts.

EXTERIOR
Exquisite in every respect and one for the perfection seeking collector.  The Arum White paintwork, (Code NMF), gleams brightly with a factory original gloss shine uniform throughout.  The special moulded front spoiler incorporating brake cooling ducts and moulded wheel arch spats are perfect.  Colour coded accessories and lower sides requested by the original owner have been put back to Mk1 factory specification setting off the red Turbo decals.  All immaculate white accessories are included such as twin door mirrors and wiper arms.   Wheel arch apertures are spotless and this car is worthy of its Concours winning trophies.  The front and rear light clusters and even both side repeaters and rear fog lamps are factory fitment with the Austin logo to the lenses.  This ultra-rare Hot Hatch is virtually perfect.

INTERIOR
Prepare to enter the 1980’s with this as-new Austin Rover MG cockpit.  The Grey herringbone/Grey velour seat facings and padded headrests with red piping are perfect and the ribbed finish red carpeting with ‘MG’ motif moulded into a drivers heel mat is unworn.  Rubber Metro floor mats have protected the few miles that the car has been used for.  The red front and rear seat belts and Turbo badge on the centre of the steering wheel remind the driver this was the ultimate performance MG and at the time, the fastest ever MG saloon, double the power of a Metro City!  All features work within the colour-keyed facia including the very cool light-emitting diode boost gauge and radio/stereo cassette player with integral speakers in the door bins. This really is the best.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Perfection continues under the bonnet with everything correct, gleaming and fully working.  The turbocharger installation, developed in conjunction with Lotus, has resulted in a 93bhp with superbly progressive power delivery.  A top speed of 112mph is quoted with 0-60mph in under 10 seconds.  Breakerless electronic ignition with anti-knock control and an oil cooler were all standard features to the flagship Turbo model.  Even the turbo cooling pipe crudely stuck to the underside of the bonnet from factory and often missing remains attached!  The 4-speed all synchromesh gearbox is light and precise with none of the issues often prevalent due to the higher engine power.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique Turbo Cast alloy wheels with flush style hub and wheel nut covers are perfect and have never been refurbished.  The conscientious first owner removed them in the cars early years and placed them into storage with excellent factory Dunlop SP Sport D3 tyres measuring 165/60 HR13.  These have now been refitted to continue the concours theme and an immaculate second set are supplied with the car.  The servo-assisted duel circuit brake system with ventilated front discs are gripped by 4-piston calipers and modified rear drums with a compensator valve to pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Prepare for utter amazement with this history file to verify the mileage, condition and provenance.  The car has had two registered owners from new and was supplied by Lex Mead of Bexleyheath to first owner, Mr Hugh Watson Wickham-Lamont on the 21st March 1984.  The new vehicle invoice reveals a total price paid of £6,073 and the Lombard North Central finance booklet is included for the £3,000 borrowed on finance.  Mr Lamont was very protective over this car and retained every service receipt, tax disc, MOT certificate and sales literature documentation.  After six years and 6,532 miles Mr Lamont took the vehicle off the road in fear of it being stolen or damaged and stored it off the ground in his centrally heated garage. The car was run on a regular basis to keep the oils flowing.  In 1999 the car re-emerged and was displayed by him at the Guildford MG Show which soon progressed into Regional and National Concours wins.  Once he felt the car had achieved the standing it deserved it was put back into storage and venturing out the occasional MOT.  A letter written by Mr Lamont details the history of the car along with Concours score sheets, trophies, show tickets and programmes.  His ownership spanned 30 years until 2014 when the second registered keeper Mr Johnson became the owner.  This pampered example is without question one of the best in existence and a very rare opportunity for the most discerning collector.

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MGF 75th Anniversary

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A Limited Edition individually numbered MGF 75th Anniversary with 12,956 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced body structure, door side intrusion beams, drivers airbag, remote central with superlocking, halogen headlamps, electric windows, speed sensitive power steering, analogue clock. 75th Anniversary features; External badge under each repeater, stylish chrome exterior door handles, 16” multi-spoke alloy wheels, bright stainless air intakes, dual front bright stainless grilles, leather seats and head restraints, unique individually numbered 75th Anniversary interior badge, wood and alloy gear knob, leather duotone steering wheel, leather handbrake grip with chrome release button, chrome ashtray, MG monograph on tread plates, colour co-ordinated luxury floor mats, wood veneer features including facia and vent surrounds, single CD player. Dealer accessories; Hood protector, wind defector.

EXTERIOR
This very rare LE MGF 75th Anniversary, number 1171, is finished in stunning Mulberry Red, (Code CDM), one of just two colours available for the UK market. The deep gloss shine looks incredible and the contrasting black hood is the original with a clear rear screen and correct grenadine tonneau cover. A tiny ding to the offside rear panel and bonnet are only visible upon very close scrutiny along with a few stone chips to the air intakes. All trim and badging are in excellent condition including the unique bodyside 75th Anniversary badging, and the supplying dealer number plates remain fitted along with the tax disc holder. The bright stainless air intakes, dual front bright stainless grilles and chrome door handles were all standard fitment to this Limited Edition model. A truly pampered car representative of the incredible 12,956 miles covered.

INTERIOR
Truly spectacular and beautifully preserved. The interior is trimmed in Grenadine Red leather, (Code CVC), which is applied to the seats, door casings, handbrake and gear lever gaiter and duotone steering wheel. With such few miles covered all are in pristine condition. The unique luxury carpet mats with Grenadine Red piping are fitted and very clean and purists will note all correct 75th Anniversary Edition features are present, including the badge number 1171 of 2000. All gauges, switches and controls function including the MG single disc CD player. Preserved in as new condition and very special.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four cylinder 1796cc engine produces 120bhp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm enabling a top speed of 120mph and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds. The mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive configuration processes all the correct sports car credentials to ensure optimum driver delight. Regular servicing and a recent cam belt and water pump help ensure optimum running, along with fitment of a heavy-duty head gasket carried out as a precaution. A glorious sounding stainless exhaust was fitted in 2020 and the original is included to revert back to standard. The short throw sports ratio five speed gearbox completes the package.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique LE 16” multi-spoke alloy wheels have a few light markings and are shod in Matching Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres of size 215/40 ZR16 as per factory fitment. The original Goodyear spare tyre remains unused with coloured banding still visible. Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs offer positive stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Only 2,000 MG 75th Limited Editions were made for the global market of which the UK market was allocated just 500, this UK example being number 1171. Registered on the 1st September 1999 and supplied by MG Main Dealers, Evans Halshaw of Macclesfield. A new car order form, sales invoice and handover form made out to first owner, Mrs Amelia Tester, confirms the price paid of £19,995. Clearly cherished by the four former keepers from new, the fully verified mileage covered is a mere 12,956 miles. The large history folder contains a comprehensive collection of receipts, invoices and previous MOT certificates leaving in no doubt the fastidious care this car has enjoyed. The original handbooks, instruction pamphlets and code tags are contained in the leather MG wallet along with the original service book with 10 stamped entries. The most recent documented cambelt and water pump change was carried out in 2016 at 10,854 miles. Two sets of keys with dealer fobs and a Limited-Edition Sales Pack including the rare sales brochure complete the history file. Previously sold by KGF Classic Cars who are thrilled again to offer this unspoiled, preserved and prized MGF with remarkably low mileage.

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MGF 1.8i

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A stunning MGF 1.8i with ‘MG’ cherished registration and just 18,450 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Reinforced body structure, door side intrusion beams, high tensile tubes in A pillars, fuel tank cage, drivers airbag, body-colour bumpers, mirrors and door handles, tinted glass, bright sill finishers, halogen headlamps, high level brake lamp, remote central locking, perimetric and volumetric alarm system, speed sensitive power steering, electric windows, oil and coolant temperature gauge, drop down bin and cup holders. Factory options; Anti-lock braking system, front passenger airbag, Pearlescent paint finish. Dealership accessories; MG fitted mud flaps, Diamondbrite treatment, turbulence deflector.

EXTERIOR
This classic British Racing Green MGF in factory optional Pearlescent finish, (Code HFF), boasts a deep high metallic shine commensurate with the very low 18,450 miles covered along with strict garage storage. The paint finish is uniform and all factory panels are in superb order with no dings or distortion. Tiny markings are visible upon close scrutiny and worthy of mention is a paint blemish to the driver’s door, a touched in mark to the nearside rear wheel arch and front bumper, all barely noticeable. The woven acrylic fabric hood is as new and the plastic screen completely clear. The underside is protected with a professional application of Dinitrol treatment whilst avoiding an unnecessary heavy layer often applied by amateurs. All trim sections, glass, lights and badges are pristine and the supplying MG Rover dealer number plates are fitted. This example will satisfy anyone seeking an unmolested and well cared for low mileage MGF.

INTERIOR
The Black Mirage cloth interior, (Code WEW), remains spotlessly clean and free from significant wear, with only a miniscule nick to the driver seat side panel. The rare satin black central fascia and aluminium door strakes are in excellent condition, as is the dashboard and door cards. The cut pile carpets are clean and damage free and the chunky small leather steering wheel boasts the unworn preserved state found only on low mileage examples. All functions and controls operate perfectly including the factory fitted MG coded radio cassette. Both front and rear luggage areas are surprisingly spacious and spotless with the front housing an unused spare wheel and jack and even shows all factory PDI paint dabs! This is a well-cared for example.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The four-cylinder 1796cc engine produces 120bhp at 5500rpm and 165Nm torque at 3000rpm enabling a top speed of 120mph and 0-60 in just 8.5 seconds. The mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive configuration processes all the correct sports car credentials to ensure optimum driver delight. Regular servicing with a recent replacement cam-belt and water pump, fitment of a heavy-duty head gasket and stainless steel coolant pipes all fitted as a precaution are documented. There is an invoice for £405.25 from MGOC Spares Ltd for the supply only of a stainless steel exhaust system which sounds delightful. The short throw sports ratio five speed gearbox completes the package.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original and unrestored 15inch eight-spoke style alloy wheels with the MG logo are in wonderful condition with no kerb damage whatsoever and only to tiniest scratches visible. Matching branded Falken Ziex tyres of size 185/55 R15 front and 205/50 R15 rear were fitted in 2016 and have covered very few miles. Ventilated front discs and solid rear discs with factory optional electronic anti-lock braking offer positive straight-line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new by MG Rover Main Dealers, Geo Harrison, of Whitby on the 21st September 2001, this example was purchased by first owner Mrs Angela Glister. A new vehicle order form and subsequent sales invoice in the history file confirm the price new of £17,450.00 including factory options. An impressive vehicle service history leaves in no doubt that this warranted 18,450 mile example has been very well cared for. The original handbooks, guides and instruction pamphlets are contained in the black leather MG wallet and the service book contains 10 stamped entries, the most recent being specialists Rovertec in November 2018 at 17,443 miles. A large file of main dealer and specialist invoices correspond with the service entries and there are even letters between previous owners detailing the cars history. Every MOT certificate bar one is included. The previous keepers and MG Car Club members, Mr and Mrs Daniel, purchased the car in 2017 with the intention of touring Europe in retirement. Having seen our low mileage 75th Anniversary Edition, they both fell in love and had to have it, and KGF Classic Cars were delighted to take this example in exchange. The perfect cherished plate, MG51BRG has been on the car since new and will remain so. Both sets of keys with remote fobs and code tags are included.

An unspoiled and prized MGF, wanting for nothing and ready for summer entertainment!

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MG TD Midget

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A classical MG TD Midget, one of just 1,656 RHD UK Home Market cars.

EQUIPMENT
Open two-seater, steel panelled bodywork, suicide doors, folding windscreen, fold-flat hood in waterproofed duck, separate cover for hood and luggage compartment, celluloid side screens, side screens stowage locker, rear mounted spare wheel, quick release petrol tank cap, tool kit, emergency starting handle, twin duotone horns, dash control starter switch, mixture control, 5in diameter speedometer, 5in diameter revolution counter and clock combined, oil pressure and temperature gauge, ammeter. Optional extras; Badge bar.

EXTERIOR
This beautiful two-seater sports car MG TD Series Midget is finished in its correct factory produced colour of Woodland Green and displays a wonderful unmolested and bright finish with perfectly acceptable natural aging. The winged central hinged bonnet, suicide doors and large front wings sweeping into the running boards hark back to an entirely different motoring era, a world away from the somewhat sanitised and mass-produced cars we have today. The large bowl headlamps, Lucas light fittings and trim are factory fitment and the ornate and imposing radiator grill incorporates the original and very heavy coolant filler cap. The hood frame and material are present and in very good order, as is the full tonneau cover with some light markings. The optional badge bar remains fitted and is adorned with vintage MG and RAC badges. A spiffing gentleman’s sports tourer.

INTERIOR
The naturally aged and original all-leather upholstery in Green is simply delightful and very well preserved. The matching green trim sections show some age as do some original seals. The seats are fully intact with no rips or tears and the seat structure is not overly worn. The leathercloth covered fascia is in superb order and the controls and gauges operate well with exception of the clock. In the absence of a fuel gauge which was not standard fitment, a fuel warning lamp informs the driver when the level falls below 2½ British gallons. The original speedometer and revolution counter have the distinctive pale green back plate designed to reduce reflective glare! All factory fitted controls and switchgear are well preserved and the Lucas windscreen top mounted wiper motor and huge thin rim steering wheel to remind you of a far simpler motoring age. A leather strap cover has preserved the beautiful steering wheel rim. Wonderfully nostalgic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with 1250cc four-cylinder OHV push rod engine with twin SU carburettors as standard, a respectable 54bhp is quoted along with a top speed of 80mph and 0-60mph in 20.6 seconds. Lifting the bonnet will please exhibitionists with everything clean, the engine colour finished in the correct dark maroon and even original identification plates attached. Simple mechanics and excellent parts availability makes this an easy classic car to keep on the road at a low cost. The 4-speed gearbox operates well with standard synchromesh on second, third and fourth gears only.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Attractive and standard steel disc wheels are covered by immaculate chrome MG hubcaps and shod in premium Goodyear Grand Prix S tyres with excellent tread to all four corners as well the matching spare. A Lockheed hydraulic braking system employing 9in diameter drums stop the car safely.

HISTORY FILE
It is important to note that this is a genuine UK Home Market RHD example and one of just 1,656 such cars that remained in the UK from a total production of 29,614. The majority, 23,488 cars, were exported to the US and in particular the North American market. (Source: The Original TD Midget Website, click here to read more)
The original Green Buff Log Book in the history file states the particulars of the car including the current registration number that the car was given when new, chassis/frame number and engine number as well as first registration date of 11th June 1953. Just five owners in total since new, quite remarkable for a 66 year old car and all of whom are traceable in the history file. The first owner, Mr Bruce Smith, owned the car for 30 years until 1983 when it was purchased by a R.N. Titcombe. In the mid 1990’s the car was purchased by Mr Jeff Connor who in 2013 sold it to Mr Derek Sidgwick who then passed it on to his Daughter, Nicola Sidwick in 2017. A neat organised file contains invoices and previous MOT certificates as well as owner letters and a workshop manual. An enormously bright, useable and rare Home Market example ready for many more years of classic motoring and the next chapter of enjoyment.

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