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MG

MGF Courier Mule Van, 1993

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Make
MG
Manufacturer
Rover Group
Location Made
Abingdon
Accession Number
1995-106-7
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
4 cyl, 1796 cc, 118 bhp
Fuel
Petrol
Top Speed
not quoted
Body Style
Van
Price When New
not quoted
Materials
metal, rubber, plastics, glass, textiles
Dimensions
3914mm (l), 1798mm (w), 1400mm (h)
Location
Collections Centre

Three design concepts were considered for MGF: PR1, PR2 and PR3. PR3, the mid-engine, rear wheel drive version was the layout that would be chosen.

Once the design was chosen, the next step was to test the running gear. A number of engineering 'mules' were built. Each had to be disguised but perhaps the most elaborate was this Metro van, or at least that is what it looks like.

Looking like a well-used delivery vehicle, wide wheels and non-standard wheel arches indicate it is no ordinary van, and underneath the rear section are the mechanics of the mid-engined MGF. Able to run on the road and test many MGF miles, it was rarely given a second look.