I own an MG TF 54 registration and believe that it is a classic car. No it is not the origiginal TF, nor is it one of the much loved B or C. What it is is a car which was designed and built during a difficult time for BL and ultimately the Rover Group.
This book covers the development story behind the F and the struggle to intrduce innovation against a back drop of austerity and political wrangling. What was eventually produced was a mid engined two seat sports coupe with a drop top which outsold the MR2 and MX-5 in Europe for each of the years when it was in mjaor production.
The author goes on to illustrate what an achievement this was, in particular the negotiations with BMW to get the car into production.
I really found this book enlightening and it made me realise what we missed in terms of development during the 70's, 80's and 90's, which with sufficient investment in the right place and without political involvement might have been. A must have if you want to know more about the rise and fall of this fantastic two seat sports car.