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16772
16772

KA D 43 16772
One of six Magnettes on a scrapyard in Arizona that were to be crushed at the end of July 2004

16761a
16761

KA A 13 16761
Seen on ebay in April 2008

16722a
16722

KA A 13 16722
A photo of my Magnette taken some years ago, Unfortunately it has deteriorated over the years.
Colin Blake, Dorset,

16704
16704

KA A 23 16704

1663a
1663

Norway  KA A 33 1663
Per Sæter's ZA with original licence plates from Trondheim.

16551
16551

 KAA33/16551

Owned and restored by Poul Dalkov in Denmark

16550
16550

KA D 23 16550

Located in Barcelona, Spain. It's a standard ZB with Varitone chrome trim. Looks as there are modern rear lights mounted.

16518a
16518

KA J 43 16518
Ebay 1/2010: "This car is original unrestored not running it needs complete restoration. The motor is not seized."
Looking at the stripes I guess the car had a hard life

16493a
16493

16464a
16464

KA G 23 16464
Seen on ebay Australia in 10/2011. Needs some work....

16433a
16433

KA E 23 16433
Andrew Williams from Tasmania owns this car now

16416a
16416

KA E 13 16416
Seen on ebay in 10/2005 with just two owners

1641a
1641

KA J 14 1641
Owner Mr David Viant fromCornwall, UK

16404a
16404

KA E 23 16404
Imported to Ireland  on 7th October 1998. Fitted with MGB 1.8L engine with overdrive.

16376a
16376

KA A 13 16376
This car belongs to Jose de Sousa in Portugal.It was converted for rallying and took part in the Peking-Paris Rally in 2007. Here is a full report....

16375a
16375

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

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

16328a
16328

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

16324a
16324

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

16299
16299

KA D 23 16299

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

16142a
16142

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

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

16137a
16137

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

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

16100a
16100

KA C 23 16100
This car belongs to Michael Chard

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

15944a
15944

KA A 13 15944
The last remains: the original logbook

1594a
1594

KA A 13 1594

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

15821

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

15731a
15731

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

15720a
15720

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

Leonard Rolls, Wales, UK

15581
15581

KA E 13 15581

 

15545

From chassis # 15545 Revised steering rack

15540a
15540

KA B 23 15540
Seen on ebay in 07/2007

15503

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

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

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

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

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.

15333a
15333

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

15296

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

15230a
15230

KA J 13 15230
John Hallidays ZA.

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!

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.

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

 

1499a
1499

KA _ 13 1499
KBL 285 Company Press Car

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!

14933

From chassis # 14933: Illumination in clock introduced

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

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

14816a
14816

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

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...

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.

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

1468a
1468

KA E 44 1468
Engine replaced with later MGB 1.8L 4 speed/OD
Mark Gilliland, CA, SA

14647
14647

KA C 33 14647

 

14566a
14566

Sweden KA A 33 14566
Seen on Ebay in July 2005

1449
1449

 KAA23/1449

Now owned by Adam Paterson in Australia

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

14373a
14373

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

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.

14303a
14303

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

kaa13_1428
1428

KA A 13 1428

one of the earl cars that had the front quarterlights

14210a
14210

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

14206a
14206

KA A 13 14206
Present owner unknown.

14192 a
14192

KA A 23 14192
Owned by an enthusiast in Sri Lanka

14141a
14141

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

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.

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

14099a
14099

KA E 13 14099
Seen on ebay in February 2010

14077a
14077

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

14161a
14061

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

1396a
1396

KA J 24 1396
Was on ebayAustralia August 2010, located Hervey Bay City, Queensland, Australia

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

13935
13935

KA D 13 13935

Keith Minister's Magnette

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

13870a
13870

KA A 13 13870
Ton Smits is the proud owner

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

13826a
13826

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

1376a
1376

KA J 24 1376
ID plate came from a fellow club member [Stan Ball], fate of the car is unknown. Loz Scott currently holds this I.D. plate
This car had a tin top dashboard and was supplied by P&R Williams. Sydney.

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.

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.

13670a
13670

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

1360
1360

KA J 41 1360

Garry Needham has a full time job restoring her...

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!"

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

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

13435a
13435

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

1341a
1341

KA E 43 1341
'54 ZA rusting away in Loch Sheldrake N.Y.

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

13257

13257 First car in 1956 (approximate)

13188a
13188

KA B 13 13188
John Hale's "ZaZa". Believed to be sold to Japan.

13180a
13180

KA B 13 13180
Ebay 07/2008: This car was rebuilt in Scotland, many years ago around 1985, driven for less than 1 year and then dry stored in a garage for the next 20 years. It came out of storage around 6 years ago and was put back on the road.

13088
13088

 KAJ 13/13088

Owned in 2018 by Darshan Mukesh Sanghvi in Kolkata, India

13084
13084

KA J 13 13084
John Blouet-Smits Magnette was first registered 09.01.1956

13072a
13072

KA J 13 13072
First registered on 16.03.56. This rhd ZA is in Germany now since a couple of years.

13064
13064

KA J 13 13064
Seen on ebay January 2011, but now owned by Stephen Best in Durham, and in different paintwork. First Registered 23 March 1956. Believed to have had bare body restoration by John Shorten 1990-1992, and completely re-upholstered at that time. Fitted with 5-speed gearbox, disc brakes and servo