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27205a
27205

KA A 43 27205
This car was for sale on ebay in Holtsville, NY, United States. The buyer wrote:
It  has the original paint and interior and looks to be an original car. It is rotten beyond repair. It seems as if someone really loved this car and I wonder what happend to it and why it so far gone. I was glad to save it to make sure that the parts get to those who need it to keep their's going. I've never seen a Magnette before and really am impressed at how regal they look in side. Rear arm rest between the seats and a clock above the mirror. Neat traficators and the knobs and switches for the heater are really cool. Now that I have seen this one I'd be interested in finding one without so much rust to add to my collection.

27219a
27219

KA J 13 27219
SD1 Rover V8 engine. Valiant AP6 radiator. MGB solid discs on front. Narrowed Capri V6 drum braked diff at rear. 3.22:1 ratio. Torque arms fitted off top of diff each side. Fitted with wire wheel adaptor hubs (Austin Healey) and special adaptor plates. Triumph Dolomite overdrive gearbox fitted to V8 with homemade adaptor and specially engineered flywheel adaptor. MGB wire wheels front and rear (5 1/2" fronts, 6" or 8" at rear. 1960's Alfa Romeo front bucket seats. Lowered 2" all around. Twin circuit brakes under dash from 1980s Ford Econovan incorporating brake pedal. Slightly modified dash to incorporate round speedo and tacho. Other small detail changes.  More pictures & details....
Vincent Stok, Victoria, Australia

27223a
27223

KA C 13 27223
Now owned by Richard Thomson, and fitted with a 5 speed gearbox and 1800 engine

27236a
27236

KA C 43 27236
This car belongs to Brian Warmuth in USA. It is going to a basically a "to-factory-stock" restoration. There was absolutly no rust throughs in the body at all. So I have not had to replace any metal ...it's all factory panels throughout. The car came from california and had been stored for about 20 years when I bought it 4 years ago.Never sen road salt and I plan to keep it that way. I want this car to be even more of a survivor than it already is.

27252a
27252

KA C 43 27252
This ZB is going tob e dismantled by Phil White and Charles Reece as the floor pans, rocker panels, lower doors and lower fenders are nothing but rust. They picked her on a weekend (2,400 mile round trip in four days!). More...

27257
27257

KA C 43 27257
The car was in a no-name storm in about 1986 in Florida and it was in a very bad condition when I bought it. It is now a Pro-Street car with a 1995 Ford V6 engine, but I ahve retained the stock body lines and chrome as it was in 1958. Read more...

27270
27270

  KA TA 13 27270
An original Manumatic, now being restored by Mike & Pam Willan after a long time in storage. Previous owners include Aileen George and Silwyn Jones. Mike is adapting the Manumatic system to a 5-bearing MGB engine

27298
27298

KA B 13 27298

Restored in 1991, when the colours were reversed. Now owned by Barry Milsom.

27306
27306

KA BJ 13 27306

No history when the car was in England. Car was taken to Holland by John Vermeulen in the seventies and I bought the car ca. 1995 for spares. It is in a very bad state but complete. Now I am going to scrap it and use it for rebuilding my ZB from 1958 with chassinr. KAT 13/28067

27320a
27320

Norway KA AA 33 27320
Export Black / Maroon, built 12 - 16 December 1957, Varitone type body, Monotone paint, Whitewall tyres, despatched 16 December 1957. Rescued from a scrapyard by Halvor Arne Asland, Norway

27349
27349

KA T 23 27349

 

27372a
27372

KA B 32 27372
I believe it was purchased by my Grandfather Walter George Noonan, a publican from Benalla in Victoria around 1956. It has remained in my family ever since.
Tom Noonan, Victoria, Australia

27406a
27406

KA A 43 27406
This Magnette war originally delievered to America, where it spent his life until 2000. Then it was imported to Germany where it is undergoing restoration with Christian Schräder

27419a
27419

KA A 43 27419
"Maggie"  was built at Abingdon on Decemebr 16 &17, 1957 - and was dispatched to the USA on December 21st, 1957. She was in California her whole life until March of 2000 - when Tom Webb bought her had her shipped to Chicago, IL.

27425a
27425

KA A 23 27425
I have just purchased this car from I believe it's 4th ( elderly) owner, who restored it 25-odd years ago. The car was originally black, now light/dark green ala Varitone, although it has small rear screen. Purchased new from Doug Watt ( authorised Nuffield agent) on 23/6/58 by Mr J.A. Bruniges of Belmont NSW. It last changed hands on 9th June 1977.
Ian Messner, Turramurra, Australia

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27469

KA LA 13 27469

 

27497a
27497

Sweden KA BB 33 27497
Göran Johnson saw this car at the Scandinavian MG Meeting. One of the staff member used his very original Magnette ZB single tone Birch Grey. The owner Christer Svensson told that he was the third owner and it only some 85.000 km on it´s meter.

27502
27502

KA PC 13 27502

First reg. 07/02/1958

27577a
27577

KA L 43 27577
Was for sale on ebay in Oct. 2002. Location Syracuse,US, Rochester. Meanwhile purchased by George Phelps (#14464) who brought her to Virginia, where she is giving her life so that other's might live.

27588a
27588

KA LD 13 27588

26368

Owned by Lawrie Deakin in Victoria

22248
22248

 KAH5 22248

Now owned by Nico Dippenaar in South Africa, who drove it as a student in the 1970s after it was bought by his father in Pretoria (previous owners Mr Clarke and Mr Granzier). The car was retired in 1984, then Nico began refurbishing it in 2014. Engine, gearbox and much of the car is original, and the only modifications are indicators and seat belts

23078
23078

 KATE43/23078

Now owned by Paul Evans in California

22177
22177

 KAJ22177

This car has had at least 6 owners and 4 different registration numbers (partly due to confusion over chassis number), and was restored by John and Lou Shorten. It was purchased in 2018 by Donald Dalton from North Yorkshire, who has owned an MGB and other classics for many years

23961
23961

 KAL23/23961

Owned by Daniel Sherrell in Perth since 2002. A previous owner fitted MGA disc brakes and wire wheel hubs

 

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22038

 KAAA13/22038

Various modifications by the previous owner for historic rallying, including uprated engine, overdrive gearbox and custom exhaust. Was originally a black single-colour Varitone but now green

21403
21403

 KAPA33/21403

Owned and restored by Poul Dalkov in Denmark

13257

13257 First car in 1956 (approximate)

13381a
13381

KA D 43 13381
I pulled this ugly apple green ZA out of a barn in Indiana, entered it in a car show the next day (won 1st in class) & have enjoyed working out the mechanical bugs prior to respray to original colour.
Toni Barnhill

13435a
13435

KA A 13 13435
Ebay 02/2005: car has been stored in a DRY garage for over 15 years

13445a
13445

KA A 13 13445
News on the Magnette is that it is very sound - mechanically and structurally. I've put in new carpets, refurbished the door trim and woodwork and it looks terrific. I iintend to use it as my everyday transport
Stephen Hicks, London, UK

13502a
13502

KA B 43 13502
Originally Grey with Red interior the car has been painted Black and reupholstered in original Red Leather.
It is owned by M Casquet in Orange, France

13540a
13540

KA E 43 13540
Veteran British marque collectors (Metropolitan, Morris, MG, Singer), Neal and Kathy Yates of New Hartford, CT recently acquired this 1956 ZA and declare, "it's a keeper!"

13670a
13670

KA A 13 13670
A very original car owned by Franky den Abt in Belgium

13681a
13681

KA B 13 13681
One of the Magnettes that still race nowadays! With 86 bhp at the rear axle a fun to drive. Was owned by Brian Chase/Germany, now restored and owned by Jörg Wilken.

13688a
13688

KA A 13 13688
Steve Wagoner's Magnette is a home market (RHD) car and in very solid shape with a nice interior. It hasn't been run in around 15 years. It was brought over here 15 years ago by the previous owner and then he got involved in a divorce- the car sat until he purchased it 3 years ago.  It still has its original
registration YPL416.

13826a
13826

KA A 13 13826
For sale on ebay September 2003 and now in the hands of Kyle Allison

13863a
13863

KA A 13 13863
I bought this car in 2004 - a 1500cc ZA. I have since fitted seat belts, disc brakes, flashing indicators, a 1900 MGB engine and a Ford type 9 5-speed gearbox, in order to use it as my everyday transport. It's original registration SHP 282 was transferred to another car long before I bought it.
Alastair Stevenson, UK

13870a
13870

KA A 13 13870
Ton Smits is the proud owner

13935
13935

KA D 13 13935

Keith Minister's Magnette

13937
13937

KA D 23 13937

The first owner of this magnette was a docto, who imported her from england after his graduatearound 1960.  He still is a Prof. and teaching at siriraj hospital in Bangkok.  I work at the north of thailand. I saw her at a garage in good condition only the backlights are changed over from a VW Beetle. I was told the looks like nissan j15.
Mr. Saman Tantinavachal

13902a
13902

KA E 13 13902
Purchased this ZA on 28th September 2011. It was first registered in Jersey on 6th April 1956 and has remained in the Island throughout its life. I am the fifth owner. It was completely professionally restored by the owner prior to me, starting in 1996. Since then it has covered only 483 miles, so due to lack of use is presently being recommissioned. A truly magnificent example of this lovely model'.
John Doublet

14161a
14061

KA J 13 14061
A '56 Magnette running in Scotland, owned by Stewart Roy

14077a
14077

KA E 13 14077
Car was for sale on ebay in June 2003.

14099
14099

KA E 13 14099
Now owned by Roger England in Bedfordshire, it has an uprated 1500 engine, MGB overdrive and diff, and wide 5.5J wheels

14102a
14102

KA E 13 14102
I restored this Magnette in 1999. Including me, the car has had only three owners and lives in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, England.
Registration number is MBL 450 and people tell me that they have seen this number in books but of course cannot remember which book! I have seen MBL numbers on works MGA rally cars and Magnettes used as press demonstrators, perhaps someone could help with the early history of this car. Roger Dockray, UK

14132a
14132

KA A 13 14132
Registered in March 1956 in Melrose, it has spent all its life in Scotland until recently and retains its original Scottish number. It has had just six owners in total and only two since 1962.

14141a
14141

KA L 33 14141
First owner Marius Boel, father of EU agriculture commissionary Marianne Fisher Boel. Now belongs to Birgitte Reiter.

14192 a
14192

KA A 23 14192
Owned by an enthusiast in Sri Lanka

14206a
14206

KA A 13 14206
Present owner unknown.

14210a
14210

Portugal KA A 33 14210
Original Portugise car in original condition, owned by Jorge Lino.

14303a
14303

KA C 43 14303
One of three Magnettes on a junk yard in New Jersey, USA, found by Pete Wilson.

14357a
14357

uk KA J 13 14357
'962 APC was bought new by the Magnette Register chairman and president Dixon Morris. He kept it until his death in 2001. (read more about him) . The car was last seen on ebay in May 2007.

14373a
14373

Sweden KA A 33 14373
Picture from the old Swedish register archive.

14566a
14566

Sweden KA A 33 14566
Seen on Ebay in July 2005

14464a
14464

USA KA D 43 14464
Was on ebay in July 2002. It was then located in Washington, Missouri. .Last owner had this car for 40 years. Was adopted by George Phelps and is now being restored in Arlington, VA. Now in the hands of Glenn Johnson, Brooks, Fayette, Ga

14647
14647

KA C 33 14647

 

14688
14688

Unites States of America KA B 43 14688
I bought it three years ago in boxes - two previous owners had disassembled it and done some body work and applied an incorrect Varitone paint scheme. I assembled enough to get it operational and rebuilt the brakes and converted it with the help of the Hints and Tips section to negative ground and an alternator. I have to build a complete interior for it and I want to add a Hi-Gear 5 speed kit. My son and I are having a lot of fun with it now.

Since I registered my Magnette, I have completed building the 3-Main 1800 with a Derrington pattern cross-flow head and instlled the Hi-Gear Ford T9 transmission with an MGB 3.91 differential and added disk brakes. Recently, I was able to attend MG2016 at Louisville, KY US and park my Magnette in a group of 14 other Mangettes 

John D Perkins

14714a
14714

uk KA B 13 14714
Paul Batho owns his Magnette since the seventies and has done many trips with her. The picture shows his car with Celia Palmer, daughter of Gerald Palmer, who designed the Magnette, in front of her fathers house, which he also designed.

14758
14758

germany KA D 13 14758
Steel blue ZA with white roof. Looked much better than duotone sprayed none-Varitones! Scrapped by webmaster during winter 98/99.
During dismantling I found out that it wasn't too bad and was worth a reatoration. But too late...

14816a
14816

KA A 41 14816
Found on a junkyard in Saskaton/Saskatchewan  Canada by Jim Matthews

14846a
14846

Australia KA E 23 14846
My 1956 ZA is totally original with original motor, aircleaner and washer bottle. It was bought new in Sydney, Australia as a company car and I have the original invoice and all the books.  The car is used regularly on club outings.
Graham Hamilton,New South Wales,Australia

14848a
14848

Australia KA E 23 14848
Original car with the addition of a brake booster - Island Green (colour)- Recent restoration of structural components including floor, numerous mechanical components plus a renovated interior - Full registeration in Queensland Australia and enjoys engaging in family related activity, primarily when it does not rain :o)
Alan & Jennie Barnard, Australia

14933

From chassis # 14933: Illumination in clock introduced

14938a
14938

Sweden KA C 433 14938
Swedish car for sale in 6/2011, now in the hands of Harald Sonesson, Sweden. It is his 5th Z Magnette but the only one that is running!

15036
15036

uk  KA A 23 15036
Re-imported from South Africa in 1992. Now undergoing  rolling restoration here Lincolnshire at the farm workshop.
Phil Dean

15026
15026

KA C 43 15026

Restored by Doug Foster and now owned by Robert Freitas in San Lorenzo, California

15057a
15057

Australia KA BJ 23 15057
Originally light grey over dark grey, repainted sage grey/green over dark green by 3rd owner in Tasmania circa 1970. Since then, has moved to New South Wales, Western Australia, & now South Australia where it takes part regularly in MGCCSA events. A very original car body and interior (other than colour change), and has probably only been around the clock once. Known as "Vera", to match "Varitone"! Its local South Australian registration no' is MGZB-58.

15031
15031

 KAA23 15031

First registered 1/6/1956 and now owned by Ken Wales in Queensland

 

15105
15105

 KAJ13 15105

This car was registered in Jersey (Channel Islands) and stayed there until 2017. It was bought by Tim Williams in Berkshire in 2019, as a part-finished restoration project

15150a
15150

uk KA B 13 15150
I have just been offered this car which is in a state of disrepair. It has been stripped of many parts many years ago, I have confirmed that this was before 1970 but cannot tell when, however the DVLA have a record of someone registering an MG Magnette with same registration (727APD) in 1982 and using till 1997, my chassis plate has been removed!! So read the number off the body stamping i think I've done it accurately but has been rusting for very long time. I need any information I can get to get this car back on the road, we all know how the DVLA are in cases like this! I suspect the other one is a ringer unfortunately!

15230a
15230

KA J 13 15230
John Hallidays ZA.

15296

From chassis # 15296 Front 1/4 light glass hinge points changed

15333a
15333

KA C 23 15333
Ted Peel's Magnette in Queensland, Australia

15378a
15378

KA C 43 15378
This ZA is owned by Roger Dawson in Vancouver, Canada and was previously from Saskatchewan.
Unfortunately the bottom six inches of the car has rusted away and it will be stripped for parts.

15380a
15380

KA C 33 15380
I found his car in october 2003 and found it worth buying. Today in a poor shape and with no engine or gearbox. Ideal donor car for my 15384. A bit too good to scrap though. Maybe in future fit an MGB engine. Time will tell. Per Malmros,Sweden

15384a
15384

KA C 33 15384
My father owned this car between the years 1961 and 1972. I was 8 years old and never forgot it. 31 years later I saw the beauty again and bought it. Very good body and original engine. Some work with the interior is on my list  
Per Malmros,Sweden

15464a
15464

  KA A 33 15464
Sending you a picture of my MG ZA 1956 used in my daughter Ida's wedding last june. All the best from Norway 
Trygve Sandberg

15503

From Chassis # 15503 Jacking points changed from bumper brackets to centre of sill panel

15540a
15540

KA B 23 15540
Seen on ebay in 07/2007

15545

From chassis # 15545 Revised steering rack

15581
15581

KA E 13 15581

 

15673
15673

 KAC13/15673

Advertised on carandclassic.co.uk from March 2020, stated to have been restored a few years previously and now in Weston Super-Mare

15720a
15720

KA A 13 15720
1800 Engine fitted, 5 Speed conversion (Type 9 Sierra gearbox), Electronic Ignition Fitted.

Leonard Rolls, Wales, UK

15731a
15731

KA D 23 15731
Seen on ebay in spring 2010, Berwick, Victoria, Australia

15821

Between chassi # 15821/15908 Bonnet stay replaces torsion-bar support

15901
15901

KA A 13 15901
In regular use
Paddy Reardon, Calne, Wiltshire

15828a
15828

KA D 23 15828
'The car spent its early life in South Africa returning to England in 1961 on The Rhodesia Castle.  It has had several owners coming to us for restoration in March 2003. Fred & Sue Baverstock

15944a
15944

KA A 13 15944
The last remains: the original logbook

16011a
16011

KA J 23 16011
Car was daily transport until 2002. Has had recent engine and gearbox overaul. Needs some mechanical attention but mostly some tlc a a "tidy up".
Tristan Abbott, Tasmania,Australia

16100a
16100

KA C 23 16100
This car belongs to Michael Chard

16101a
16101


I rescued this from a farm where it was being used as a paddock bomb  The body is remarkably good with minor rust.  It is missing the back seat ( for carring the dogs) and I am unsure what make/model the engine is.  Lachlan Story
Car appeared on ebay 06/2009. Meanwhile it has been a project,converted to a 2 door sedan but unfinished has a 4 cylinder Sigma engine and gearbox and is running

16137a
16137

  KA J 13 16137
David Harrison's ZA. His wife has her first Magnette in 1958!

16139a
16139

KA J 13 16139
Car is in possition to begin restoration. I'm getting together parts I need and have made some progress with repair/restoration already.
Richars Wigley

16142a
16142

KA J 13 16142
Owen Frankland from UK owns this car since more than 20 years.
more...

16299
16299

KA D 23 16299

This car is located In Queensland/Australia and belongs to Alan Sheldon

16324a
16324

KA J 23 16324
1622 cc Mk III motor fitted
David Kelvin; NSW, Australia

16328a
16328

KA J 23 16328
See on ebay in 11/2005 restoration project

16339a
16339

KA J 13 1339
I have been a register member since June 1982 when I bought this Twilight Grey ZA from the original owner. Now I have owned the car longer than he did and added a few small adventures. The car was registered in Gosport where I bought it and has resided in the Worthing area since then. Restoration work was done by the Shortens in the late 80s and has served over the years both as family transport and of the focus of summer outings when our sons were small. In the 90s the car was seen regularly at register events when I served as first competition secretary then chair of the register. Her last overseas trip was to the Champagne region for our 25th anniversary, and we have added 10 more years of very little use since then! She doesn t get out much these days, but she makes a once a year pilgrimage to the Goodwood Revival in September, surely the biggest period fancy dress party in the world. The picture is from the 2009 event. Steve Adlem

16375a
16375

KA A 13 16375
Northumberland police car black/maroon prop. scrapped reg. KTY 563