Fancy a ‘new’ TF? Now, buy this!
It may not seem like an obvious investment today, but back in March 2005, one collector in Northern Ireland decided to sink nearly £24,000 into this top-spec MG TF 160, leave it in dry storage and see what happens.
MG Rover Group’s days were numbered. Exactly one month after the vehicle was registered on 15th March 2005, Longbridge employees were handed their redundancy notices, making this one of the very last MG TFs made in Britain.
A canny purchase then, but with an asking price today of £16,000, it’s sadly not a profitable one for the brave investor. But full marks to him for preserving such a desirable piece of late MG Rover history.
Although the lure of a practically zeromileage MG may be hard to resist, could you really drive it?
‘As soon as you put 10,000 miles on it, its value would plummet,’ admits Kevin Marks, proprietor of Trophy Cars – an MGF and TF specialist – which is now offering the vehicle for sale.
‘ To be honest I’m hoping nobody buys it,’ adds Kevin, who sees this as a great long-term bet, ‘because in 20 years it could be worth £50,000!’