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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 16-10-2012, 12:32 Thread Starter
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FOR SALE - MGF Nightfire Red, 1800cc MPI, Mk2

MGF Nightfire Red 1800cc MPI Mk2

Contact Jon on 07746 289 666 if interested
Happy to answer questions
Offers in the region of 900.00
Pictures are here: (let me know if there is a specific photo you want).

  • MGF Mk2 (face-lift model), first registered Nov 1999
  • 1800cc MPI engine (not VCC)
  • Nightfire red
  • 114,000 miles (mostly motor-way / lon-distance)
  • Owned since May 2005 and at 35,000 miles
  • All MOTs since, major receipts, etc. Plus some from before May 2005
  • Oxford Alpaca Leather seats, steering wheel. These are the full-leather seats, ie back, sides, pocket and head-rests - not the cheaper leather seat. No rips, tears or marks.
  • Miltek SS exhaust
  • Chrome pack (ashtray, door sill capping, etc)
  • Walnut effect centre console
  • Red leather (to match body colour) door cards (centre and bottom - custom), centre console, hand-brake gaiter and gear-stick gaiter.
  • Night-fire red tonnaue cover
  • Glass rear heated screen (wired up)
  • All switches / electrics work
  • 15 inch MGF alloy wheels
  • Toyo Proxy T1R tyres on rear (2-3 mm tread)
  • Continental Contact II tyres on front (1-2 mm tread). Yes this combination seem to work OK together!
  • Lo-Larm coolant level sensor fitted
  • SS under-floor coolant pipes
  • Car mats always used
  • Original marketing broucher for car
  • Manuals and binder
  • Original stereo (with key code)
  • Two keys
  • No/minimal rust on body (with exception of front off-side wing). I've treated wheel arch edges, and re-sprayed
  • K&N air filter (std fit) - not performance
  • SS bolts/nuts used to smarten it up where possible
  • Chrome-plated bonnet-catch
  • Spare wheel with very little use
  • Boot clean and dry
  • No leaks into car from roof or around seals (and we've had some heavy rain!)
  • Night-breaker bulbs
  • 3 months MOT
  • Garaged with de-humidifier
  • MG Owners Club and MG Org forum member (can read my posts about the car)
Prior to 24 months ago (major work)
  • Head gasket, cambelt and water pump replaced at 72,000 miles - Feb 2007
  • Steering re-calibrated - Feb 2007
  • Serviced every 6 months or 10k miles (oil/oil filter every 6-8 months)
  • Wheels refurbished (OK job)
  • Very little rust under car - I check and clean this off, paint and Waxoyl where required every 9-12 months
  • New battery
  • SS under-floor coolant pipes
  • DAB Sony stereo with aux socket wired up
Work completed 12-24 months (about 1500 miles a year)
  • Two new front brake callipers
  • New SS brake hoses
  • New brake fluid
  • Miltek exhaust fitted with new cat and down-pipe (using SS nuts/bolts!)
  • New rear off-side brake calliper (I have the near-side one ready to go on when that side sticks)
  • Front steering track-control arms replaced
  • Front top ball-joints replaced
  • Front sub-frame cleaned up, surface rust treated and painted / waxoyled
  • Regular servicing as required (oil/oil filter every 6-8 months)
  • Fully Waxoyled inside and out
  • Wheel-arch edge de-rusted, treated and sprayed
  • Sound deadening in boot, bonnet, doors and floor-pan added
  • Water ingress through heater box under bonnet fixed
  • Clutch release arm oiled/greased (not ever stuck since)
  • Rear wheel bearing (s)
    Front wheel bearing(s)
  • New radiator
  • New alternator
  • Second-hand driver’s door lock mech fitted
  • Uprated Sony speakers in front doors
  • New HT leads, distributor cap, rotor arm
Work completed past 6-12 months (400-500 miles a week in past 6 months (all motorway) and 1500 miles a year before April)
  • Both front bottom wishbones replaced - waxoyled inside and, primed / stone-chip sprayed on outsides
  • MOT (advisories: scored front disc (33), orange indicator bulb fading (2), small gash in side of front tyre (160 fitted for two Toyo T1Rs)
  • Sill bottom edge de-rusted, treated and sprayed with stone-chip
    Waxoyled (again)
  • New clutch slave cylinder and new clutch fluid
  • New glass rear screen fitted - so much better than the plastic
Work completed past 6 months
  • Minor service: plugs, oil changed, new oil filter, ait filter cleaner (K&N), new fuel filter
  • Cambelt replaced
  • Water pump replaced
  • Rear suspension rubbers replaced with polybushes
  • New rear track-control arms (both sides)
  • 4 nearly-new standard shock absorbers and rubbers
  • New front anti-roll-bar rubbers
  • Front anti-roll-bar de-rusted, treated, primed and stone-chip sprayed
  • 4-wheel laser alignment
  • re-coloured drivers-side seat edge as was wearing
  • Second-hand engine fan fitted from 2004 MGTF
  • Coolant pressure tested and 'block'-tested. Both negative and I hope therefore head gasket is still good and coolant holding pressure
Bad bits
  • It is 13 years old (but I believe one of the best for this age)
  • Off-side front wing is starting to rust along bottom and has been filled/sprayed by me (so not great), as I dented it
  • Near-side wing has a tiny bit of rust on back-bottom edge
  • Stone chips on front bumper, rear wheel arches and few on bonnet
  • Wheels could look better
  • Some scratches on body - I always polish these out with Scratch-X and SRP when I can
  • Couple scratches on windscreen and one chip (not MOT failure)

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It also has SS under-floor coolant pipes
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 25-11-2012, 07:35 Thread Starter
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Now wanting about 900 for it. Anyone know of anyone that wants one?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 08:52
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Hi Jonathan

I've sent you a n e-mail I'd like to visit and see the car if its still for sale.

I live in Cornwall so easy for me to visit when its convienient


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