The Plate isn't a major issue if it is no longer retained. There is plenty of "MGF" Plates available up to Ã‚Â£500 so I know what to buy Wifey for Christmas now lol !!
The running MGf has its MOT due in August, so we are going to see what it fails on, because it will fail, There is an ABS (Antilock Braking System)
Issue that has been hidden by disconnecting the Bulb! Amongst a couple of other issues we have found, but obviously need it through the MOT first to see what needs doing, dependant on how much work it needs will decide its fate - The intention being to bring both cars up to scratch, but the 96 Model may be put on the road first followed by the 98 plate over time.
The 96 Plate is very clean Bodywise but as no Keys, we have no idea of Mechanicals, but both Cars are a project so to speak, so we shall see