CAROL BRADLEY 1999 MGF 75 LE
I owned a chrome bumper MGB roadster in the early Seventies, but wasn’t drawn to owning an MG in the same way others are. My car previously belonged to Colin Grant of the MG Car Club; when he drove to visit me and my partner Stuart, I said that I loved his car and that if at any time he was thinking of selling it for him to please give me first refusal. He told me quite plainly that it wasn’t for sale. Shortly after that, Stuart gifted it to me as a 60th birthday present!
The Mulberry Red paintwork of this particular special edition was very much the draw. It’s not my everyday car, so I class it as my ‘fun car’ which I use for social events, such as MGs in the Park and the recent Old Specked Hen Run. My husband and I try to get as involved with the MGCC’s Abingdon branch and take part in as many events as we can now that we’re both retired. In my old MGB, when you sat in it you felt like you were sitting on the ground with your legs stretched out. In the MGF, it’s in between a sports car and a saloon in terms of its driving position, so you’re comfier in the seat.