MGF Special & Limited Editions

MGF Abingdon LE

The Abingdon LE, in the Netherlands known as 'Brooklands edition' (spring 1998) was the first MGF Special Edition, based upon both the 1.8I and 1.8I VVC. The car's more luxurious specification included full Walnut beige (Trim code AAA) leather upholstery, beige soft top and unique non-metallic paint colour Brooklands (dark) Green (Paint code HYF).

Other cosmetic extras include an interior and exterior chrome pack- chrome ashtray and lighter, chrome exterior door handles and stainless steel grilles.

Also standard, and first seen on this edition, were the 6-Spoke Abingdon style 16" wheels, fitted with Goodyear F1 (215/40 R16) tyres. The 16" wheels were soon to be found on the options list for all MGFs and have proven an extremely popular design.

  Walnut leather trim

MGF 75th Anniversary LE

The first Limited Edition of the UK’s best-selling sports car is the MGF 75th Anniversary LE. The car makes its public debut at the Geneva motor show held from 11-17 March 1999. This edition is restricted to a production run of 2,000 cars.

Outside the UK available in two colours: Solid Black (Paint code PAK) and Platinum Silver (Paint code MNX), the MGF 75th Anniversary LE comes with a contrasting Grenadine Red hood colour. The car is specified with 16" 6-Spoke Abingdon style wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 (215/40 R16) tyres. Mulberry Red (Paint code CDM) with Multispoke design 16" wheels was a third colour option only for the home market.

The interior is trimmed in Grenadine Red leather which is applied to the seats, door casings, handbrake and gear lever gaiter and steering wheel. A black leather handbrake grip is styled to match the wood/alloy gear knob. Wood applied to the centre console and air vent surrounds is complemented with a chrome ashtray. In-car entertainment is uprated by the addition of a single-disc CD player. The chrome theme is further applied on the exterior of the car to the door handles, grille and bodyside air intakes.

The 75th Anniversary LE has unique bodyside badging, and to authenticate the limited edition status, an individually numbered identification plate is mounted on the rear panel between the seats. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by MGF chief designer Gerry McGovern is also provided.

  The individually numbered plate is mounted on the rear panel between the seats

MGF Wedgwood SE

The Wedgwood SE (summer, 2000), only for the home market is the first Special Edition based upon the MY2000 specs. Following the successful formula struck by earlier editions, the car comes in a unique-for-MG new colour Wedgewood blue (Paint code JBH), and its improved standard specification includes black leather seats, CD player, chrome interior and exterior accessories and 16" Multispoke wheels. This MG also possesses a rear deck spoiler- the first MGF to come so-equipped with it as standard.

  Wedgewood blue (the new MGF colour), rear deck spoiler and 16" Multispoke wheels

MGF Trophy 160 SE

The MGF Trophy 160 SE (spring 2001) came with an up-rated 160PS VVC engine, the first appearance of AP racing 'MG' branded red coloured 4 pot brake callipers acting on significantly larger front brake discs and up-rated suspension specification. Also standard a new aerodynamic package consisting of front splitter and rear deck spoiler.

Available colour options: Trophy Yellow (Paint code FAR), Trophy Blue (Paint code JFV), Solar Red (Paint code CMU) and Anthracite metallic (Paint code LQW). For the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxumbourg a chrome ashtray with special engraving (for example: Limited edition for the Netherlands xx/55), replaces the cheap looking black plastic one.

  Only 55 Trophy's available for the Dutch market

MGTF Special & Limited Editions

MGTF Sprint SE

The Sprint SE (summer 2002) is derived from the popular MGTF 135 and MGTF 160 with enhanced features that include: Gunsmoke Alcantara® and Black leather seats, Smokestone interior colourway on the fascia and door panels, a coloured (Grey, Blue or Green) hood, chrome pack, front fog lights and on the TF 135 models the Sports Pack 2 (ABS, uprated 304mm front disc brakes and callipers and 16" 11-Spoke Alloy wheels – already standard on the TF 160).

The overall package provides a combination of sports, styling and comfort features. The five colours available are: Solar Red (Paint code CMU), XPower Grey (Paint code LEF), Starlight Silver (Paint code MBB), Le Mans Green (Paint code HFN) and Trophy Blue (Paint code JFV).

  Smokestone interior with Gunsmoke Alcantara® & Black leather seats

MGTF Brooklands *)

The Brooklands SE, in the Belgium and Luxembourg known as Elegance SE (winter 2002/2003) is a special "BeNeLux" edition. Only as TF 135 model in body colours Royal Blue Pearlescent (Paint code JFM) and British Racing Green Pearlescent (Paint code HFF) with the following options as standard: corresponding Blue or Green hood, 16" Square-Spoke wheels, Foglamps at the front, Alpaca & Tan leather pack, Wood accents (in centre console, door panels and steering wheel) and Chrome pack.

  Alpaca & Tan leather interior with wood accents in console, door panels and steering wheel

MGTF Cool Blue SE

The Cool Blue SE (spring 2003) is based upon the TF 115 and TF 135 variants. The Cool Blue SE is distinguished by its distinctive Blue hood and unique Blue Alcantara® and Black leather seats (Trim code JSQ). All models feature a Momo® leather/alloy gear knob, leather steering wheel, wind stop and ash grey fascia. The Cool Blue SE is specified with 16" 6-Spoke Abingdon style wheels, found on so many previous MGF special editions, along with standard fit chrome grille pack and front fog lamps.

This Special Edition is available in a choice of three exterior colours: Trophy Blue pearlescent (Paint code JFV), Starlight Silver metallic (Paint code MBB) and Anthracite metallic (Paint code LQW). We also know that 7 cars were painted in Pearl Black (Paint code PBT).

  Blue Alcantara® and Black leather seats and a Momo® leather/alloy gear knob

MGTF 80th Anniversary LE

The 80th Anniversary LE (winter 2004), was launched in celebration of the MG marque's 80th anniversary. There were three exterior colour options: Pearl Black (Paint code PBT), Starlight Silver (Paint code MBB) and Goodwood Green (Paint code HQM). Goodwood Green was not on the sales list in the Netherlands. All engine and transmission options were available. Interestingly, the silver and black anniversary models were trimmed differently from the green cars, with Burgundy Red hood, ash grey interior with Grenadine Alcantara® and Black leather seats and bright-finish console, door casings, gear knob and handbrake grip.

In contrast, the Goodwood Green Anniversary TF is more traditional in style, combining Tan hood with matching tan interior and Black Alcantara® and Tan leather seats. Wood effect inserts are fitted to the console, doors, gear knob and leather steering wheel. All models feature a folding windstop and CD tuner. 16" 11-spoke alloy 'shadow chrome finish' wheels are fitted, along with front fog lamps and bright door handles. The Anniversary '1924 MG 2004' logos are found on the boot lid and embroidered on the seats, which distinguishes the 80th Anniversary LE from other LE models. This 80th LE is restricted to a production run of 1,600 cars and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by MGTF chief designer Peter Stevens is also provided.

  Grenadine Alcantara® and Black leather seats with 1924 MG 2004 embroidered logo


The Spark SE (summer 2004), combining a number of standard equipped features ideal for enjoyment in the summertime. The Spark SE falls into the now familiar TF SE pattern of offering the Sports Pack 2 chassis option as standard on all models (AP brakes, 11-spoke alloy shadow-chrome 16" wheels), along with Gunsmoke Alcantara® and Black leather MG-logo embroidered seats in an Ash Grey interior and a Charcoal Grey hood.

Uniquely, this SE offered an extensive 'alloy' effect interior trim finish on the door inserts and steering wheel, along with the usual bright pack items: chrome ashtray and handbrake button, Momo® leather/alloy gear knob, bright side and front grilles and chrome exterior door handles. Additional spec items include a windstop, front fog lights and a Sony CDX-2000 CD player. The Spark SE was offered in four exterior colour options: Firefrost Red (Paint code CEV), Sonic Blue (Paint code JHG), Xpower Grey (Paint code LEF) and Starlight Silver (Paint code MBB).

  Sonic Blue (Paint code JHG), a new and exclusive colour on the Spark SE

MGTF Oxford SE *)

The Oxford SE (spring 2005) was launched for the Dutch market on the Amsterdam International Motor Show (RAI) held from 10-20 February. The Oxford SE is based upon the TF 135 variant, available in body colours Pearl Black (PBT) with Black hood and British Racing Green (HFF) with Green hood both with the new glass rear window.

The overall package provides the Sports Pack 2 chassis, AP brakes and 11-spoke alloy shadow-chrome 16" wheels. Other specs are: Wood pack with partially wooden steering wheel, Chrome pack and the exclusive Oxford leather pack containing Champaign leather (Trim code VAJ) upholstery for seats, door panels, centre arm rest and gear lever surround.

  Champaign leather upholstery for seats, door panels, centre arm rest and gear lever surround

*) Special Edition only for the Netherlands