Spunagain's MG ZT260 Pages

Spunagain's ZT260 pages are under construction.

This page is made up of my own experiences and cullings from the Xpower forums

Running Costs


Most 260s are Group F, which is £190 per year but watch out if you get one of the 2006 registered cards SMC in Slough have got up for sale as you could be in Group G at £210 per year.


This of course varies but here are some providers with quotes mostly for middle-aged blokes like me! Watch out as some insist on a having a tracker fitted (often annual fee let alone fitting negates any savings!) whereas most want a Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm system.

One thing to remember; modding your car will make insurance much more of a headache!  Since I have modded my cars (Elise and ZT260) Adrian Flux have been the way to go as you can see from the quotes I got this year.

Adrian Flux

OK for modded cars
£674 with 5 years no claims, I’m 35 and the car is “off road”. 20% of that cost is extra loading for the Accufab throttle body and Holley performance filter.

Other people have been quoted with a Supercharger for £738, £350 excess, No Track cover.

Standard insurance, Lancaster

(Not me) £572, 60%NC, £350 Access, no track cover

First Alternative http://www.firstalternative.com/ 0845 607 0380.
Won't quote if the car is modded

Otherwise (Not me) £435 Fully Comp, protected for an old git in Aberdeen

Alan and Alan 0800 4581060
OK for modded cars. But  quoted me in £1042 April 2006 Ouch

High performance direct/Prestige
OK for modded cars
Over £900 for me


(Not me) £800 for the 260 with 1 years no claims,


(Not me) £452 fully comp etc + legal protection.

Lancaster Insurance (MGOC) 01480 484800

(Not me) £420 fully comp, no tracker required
Quoted me over £900 in April 2006

Peter Best insurance services 01621840400

(Not me) £508.00 fully comp protected max no claims but 3 points, cost for the year

Steve Marsh at A-Plan 01908-271771

(Not me) £690 fully comp, protected NCB etc plus class 1 business use for

AXA insurance
Need to refer to agents if you have modded your cars

(Not me) £322 fully comp, £600 excess fully protected NCB value £17K


Major services are at 15000 mile and should cost £160-200.

But the 260 needs an oil change every 5000 miles costing £60-90

The engine major servicing interval is 150,000 miles!


10,000 miles a year at 90p per litre at 21mpg will cost you nearly £2,000 per year!

ZT260 page

This web page is designed and maintained entirely by Spunagain.  Please let me know if you have new information or anything here is demonstrably incorrect!

Spunagain <questions@spunagain.co.uk>