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37055
37055

 KA BJ 13 37055

One of the last Z Magnettes produced, acquired in 2019 by John Tudgay in Monmouth

37085a
37085

KA FC 13 37085
A nice ZB Varitone

37093a
37093

KA FC 33 37093
Picture found somewhere on the web. If you recognize your car, please contact the webmaster.

policea.31
37098

KA A 13 37098
Lancashire Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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37099

KA A 13 37099
Lancashire Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

37100a
37100

KA CC 13 37100
This is proboably the youngest excisting Magnette, built during the week 18th-24th December 1958. It left the factory on 1st January 1959.
Last chassis no. build was 37101.

32210
32210

 KAE 32210

Bought in 2017 by Bruce Greaves, and fitted with a 1622cc engine

31547
31547

 KADD13/31547

Owned by Alan Ashmead since 2017

 

36553
36553

 KABJ13/36553

Bought in 2018 by David in Suffolk, having been restored by the previous owner about 20 years earlier but used very little since then. Interestingly it appears to be a factory Varitone model, but with the small rear window 

531a
531

KA    531

Ex-Motor Show of Amsterdam Car.  Scrapped 1980. Seen here in an unoriginal colour scheme, was Grey with grey interior.

13870a
13870

KA A 13 13870
Ton Smits is the proud owner

1251
1251

KA A 33 1251

This car is an unrestored early version of the MG Magnette ZA. Since it has Chassis number 1251 it is exactly the 750th Magnette ever build! Of course it has the tin-top dashboard. I bought the car in Belgium and it is an original Belgium car originally delivered by “Romain Richard & Fils” in Namur on 3th of December 1954 (date of the first registration). According to the Hertitage certificate the Date of Build is 12-21 May 1954 and it has been despatched on 24 May 1954. The car has been in Belgium ever since until end of 2012 when I have imported it to the Netherlands were it got the Dutch license plate AR-64-17. Since it has been an original Belgium car it has of course Left Hand Drive and it has a kilometre speedometer. Although it is an unrestored car prior to the official Dutch registration the complete brake system and the front wheel suspension has been reconditioned. A new stainless steel exhaust has been fitted, the fuel hoses are renewed, same with the cooling hoses, the carburettors recalibrated and a master electrical switch (battery cut off) has been fitted. And at last rear seat belts has been fitted to accommodate two child seats. Since then we made some fabulous trips with our two small children on the back seat but sometimes they may play on the front seats (which the prever!).
Olaf van Panhuys

21700
21700

KA BJ 33 21700

Original Duch car with orig. registration. Car bought new by fam. Van den Brink at Garage Bolland in The Hague. Second owner was a mechanic, who bougt the car in 1969 from the garage where the car traded in and kept it a few years. Third owner was Hielke dam from Heerenveen, who kept it from about 1970 till about 1979. Fourth owner was Piet Jan van Duren at Ruinen. he owned the car untill November 7th of 1984 and sold it to the 5th owner Oebele Bruinsma at Roden. After a year he brought the car back to Piet Jan van Duren. On February 20th of 1987 I bought the car and so I believe I am the 6th owner. Car is, after it has been used as the second family car until 1995, under restoration and waiting for completion.

6443a
6443

Netherlands KA A 33 6443
This ZA has only done 70,000 km so far (about 50,000 mls). It's an original LHD Dutch car and has had only 3 owners from new : It now belongs sine many years to Hans and Monique Evers, who only use her rarely. It still has the original tin-top dash and all the papaers are still with the car.

28601
28601

KA BU 33 28601
Was for sale on the Inter-Classica in Maastricht, NL.

Now in Belgium in the hands of Pascal Deviane

Orig. reg. date was 05.06.1958 

28878a
28878

KA LD 13 28878
Under restoration by Roland van den Eijnden, The Netherlands

2435
2435

KA E 34 2435
Imported from the Dutch importer Molenaar.
First registerd 14.10.1954. Owner Jos van Tienen.

22543a
22543

Netherlands KA _ _ 22543
Imported from Belgium in 1999, now in the Netherlands in the hands of Kees Wagemans.

7670
7670

KA A 43 7670

Located a a dutch classic car dealer in 3/2016

8426
8426

KA E 33 8426

Henk Wieldraaijer owns this car, which was first registered  on 26.01.1956. It now has a 3brg 1800 engine.

30439
30439

KA A 1330439

17007a
17007

KA A 33 17007
This California-imported car recieved the price for the most remarkable restauration in 2004 in the Houten on 09.01.05. Owner is Piet Toxopeus

17276
17276

KA L 43 17276
Ex-california car. Imported to the Netherlands at the beginning of the 90's and resprayed in an interesting colour.

17325a
17325

KA A 33 17325
This '56 ZA was delievered to the Netherlands in 1956, where it stayed until today. The Dutch representative Henk Kroese is the third owner.

9131a.1
9131

Netherlands KA A 33 9131
Original Dutch car, Harry Hilgerdenaar is the second owner.

9337
9337

KA E 33 9337
A nice contemporary picture from the Netherlands. The car was registered  UG-21-98 and has been scrapped.

31631a
31631

KA A 13 31631
Gerrit de Graaf's ZB from the Netherlands.

18960a
18960

KA L 33 18960
If you look close you'll recognize a Magnette. Believe me! It's a Dutch  ZB in poor condition owned by J. van Noord.

24817a
24817

KA LD 13 24817
Going to be scrapped for parts by 
Roland van den Eijnden, The Netherlands

24836
24836

KA BJ 13 24836
Hans Pernet's Varitone was first registered on 6.9.57. Hans competed in his Magnette at the Trial to the Nile, a rally from Germany to the Sphinx in Egypt!

12031a
12031

KA C 43 12031
My car was build in 1956 (first registered 30-6-1956), went to the US and came to The Netherlands in 1999 I believe. I bought the car in 2000 from an MG specialist in Friesland. The car has been resprayed in the US and got another reconditioned engine this year. I still have the original engine and I think this one will come back in the car sometime in the future. Hans Lubberding

12326a
12326

KA A 33 12326
First registered on 19.05.1956 in the Netherlands. The third owner scrapped the car in 1996.

12446a
12446

KA C 33 12446
In the early 1970's this Magnette belonged to Bart Spoelstra, who was the owner of the MG Workshop in The Hague The picture was taken in 1974 during a meeting of the Dutch MG-clubs at the Zandvoort Circuit. The Dutch registrar Henk Kroese confirmed that the car is still running after a complete restoration in 1995. It's creme over light green  The car was assembled in Durban/South Africa (which might explain the sun visor!) and imported to the Netherlands in 1971 and later converted to LHD. It is said to be a '55 ZB what must be a mistake as ZB's were introduced as late as autumn 1956. 

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

34591a
34591

 

KA J 11 34591
A very nice Dutch ZB owned by Jos Meyers.

 

36517a
36517

KA TU 13 36517
Dutch  ZBV of John Kusters. A lovely example in green/green.

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

21932a
21932

KA TE 23 21932
This all white Varitone stays in Bangkok/Thailand, where it was delievered more than forty years ago. Here's more about the car.

33134a
33134

KA AA 23 33134
This car belonged to my uncle who was a Thai embassador in Cambodia. After he came back to Thailand he brought her along and I found her sat in his garage in 1980 in good running condition unfortunately this car has a modified engine (1500 cc Mitsubishi Saturn) and a Mitsubishi transmission.  Read more...
Chatdhana Bhimonpun, Thailand

21776a
21776

KA BJ 33 21776
Christian Loosli bought this Magnette from a family in Switzerland which held the car for the last 20 years. Car recoloured to a ivory-yellow (top) with brownish-red (bottom)

28600a
28600

KA BJ 13 28600
Was for sale on the internet in Dezmeber 2007: Much money invested but probably not concours condition.

1898a
1898

KA J 24 1898
On ebay in Switzerland in August 2006. No engine and gearbox and very rusty....

22348
22348

KA BJ 23 22348

 

22356a
22356

KA BJ 33 22356
First registered 23.08.1957. 
1957 Dealer demonstration car in Basel (CH)
1958-1998 first owner
1995-1998 Restored 
since 1999 in the hands of Jean Marie Kohler

16328a
16328

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

8727a
8727

KA E 33 8727
First reg. 03.01.1955

17261a
17261

KA T 23 17261
The picture was taken on the Albula Pass (Canton of Grisons, Switzerland) at an altitude of about 2100 m. The car is an exellent climber and until now I never had problems with overheating, not even on the Stelvio, with more than 2800 m the peak of all European passes.
The car was first registred in Basel, Switzerland, on October 1st, 1956 as a RHD export version. During the fifties it was not unusual to drive RHD cars in Switzerland. The car always remained in Switzerland, having a extensive restauration in the early eighties. Since then the various previous owners did not use the car often, so it is still in perfect condition and very reliable.
Peter Kocher-Schnyder, Switzerland

31503a
31503

Switzerland KA BJ 13 31503
A very nice Varitone from Switzerland. It belongs to Daniel Ingold. Those who know im, know how tidy his cars are...

4538a
4538

KA E 31 4538
Picture from the Swedish archive

4552a
4552

KA E 33 4552
Was for sale Oct. 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden. First registered 01.01.1955

4930a
4930

  KA C 33 4930
A Swedish Car spotted by Göron Jonsson.

4936a
4936

KA C 33 4936
Per Malmros spotted this car for sale on the internet in May 2010

5405
5405

KA C 33 5405

Standing in a barn since 1977, now under restoration.

28249
28249

  KA BB 33 28249

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

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

14647
14647

KA C 33 14647

 

22037a
22037

Sweden KA TT 33 22037
A picture as it  was when I bought it ca 1996. It still looks the same with some additional dust ...
Harald Sonesson

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!

22378a
22378

KA PC 33 22378
This Car was built 3-9 April 1957. Exterior in Ivory and Autumn Red and later repainted Black. It has not been in traffic for almost 40 years. It now has a new owner who will restore it.

Update 2017: Nowin forme glory and owned by Peter Lemke,Germany

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

2519a
2519

KA E 13 2519
Lars Tersmeden's pride.

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

2644a
2644

KA E 34 2644
For sale in Sweden April 2012 in running order with an engine problem.

22519a
22519

KA E 34 22519
The car was rebiult 15 years ago and is still in good condition. The engine is still original. Runs reliably on the MG-meetings. Last winter I changed the diff. from 4,875 to 4,3. Makes the driving in 80-90 km/h comfortable. The picture is from a meeting this year together with my brother's MG TD. I am the 9th owner since the first registration the 13 October
1954 in Norrköping, Lars Tersmeden Sweden

22522
22522

KA CC 33 22522

This car was first registered in Sweden on 19.11.57 It was repainted with spraynozzle associated Electrolux vaccum cleaner in BMC original color during the sixtees. Owner since 1998 Anders Bäcklund

2747a
2747

Sweden KA E 33 2747
For sale in June 2011. Needs restoration.

22720a
22720

KA BB 33 22720
The car has got three previous owners  and has not been in traffic since 1976. I bought it in 1996 and I'm rrestoring it (slowly) since then. The car was in a very bad shape but almost complete,the only thing done with it in the past was a respray in a different color in the early 70`s.
It's finally time to update the info on my car, that has been under restoration for the past thirteen years. I'm now happy to tell you that the car is out on the road again for the first time since 1976. The engine has been replaced to an 1800 cc Morris MarinaTC engine since the original engine gave up it's breath during the first test run this year. A sudden short loss of oil pressure and all that work was for nothing...Also fitted with some nice 17" wheels...
 Mikael Thungren, Sweden

29790
29790

KA BJ __ 29790

 

29800a
29800

KA LL 33 29800
An old photograph from the Swedish register archiv.

3033a
3055

KA A 33 3055
One of Harald Sonesson's proects.

29848a
29848

KA BB 33 29848
A Swedish single-coloured Varitone owned by Gilbert Falkenstrom since the 1970s. After acquiring the car he painted it maroon but has now repainted in Birch grey. Fitted with 1622 engine, 3.9 diff and towbar

3170
3170

KA J 33 3170

3644a
3644

KA E 33 3644
Very good original in all details. Belonging to Kalle Meischner from Stockholm, Sweden

3666
3666

KA J 33 3666

3829
3829

KA C  33 3829

For sale in 6/2013

3844a
3844

KA C 33 3844
Hubert Fackler owns this car since 1958! This picture shows him with the first owner and the salesman.

4038a
4038

KA J 33 4038
One of Harald Sonesson's projects.

17204a
17204

KA A 33 17204
Despached from factory 6 June 1956. Two previous owner, first from new until 07-11-1983. Second owner used the car until 1987 and only coverd 1400 km. Göran Jonsson from Goteborg in Sweden  bought the car in February 2001.

30926a
30926

KA LL 33 30926
An old photograph from the Swedish register archiv.

17329a
17329

KA A 33 17329
Owned by Östen Hammarström from Lerum

17464
17464

Sweden KA L 33 17464
One of Harald Sonesson's projects. Two other projects standing aside...

23704a
23704

KA CC 33 23704
Owned by Karl Erik Andersson from Romelanda, Sweden.

31303a
31303

KA CC 33 31303
Picture from the old Swedish register archive.

18026a
18026

Sweden KA J 23 18026
RHD,  imported to Sweden in 1997 but has not been in traffic for a couple of years.

31714a
31714

KA LL 33 31714
A Swedish blue/blue Varitone belonging to Karl Gustav Zackrisson.

25006a
25006

KA B 33 25006
Seen on ebay in July 2005

26631a
26631

KA BB 33 26631
Owned by Tyronne Hulton, Sweden

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.

35770a
35770

KA CC 33 35770
Single-coloured Varitone owend by Ingela and Ulf Edström from Gotenburg.

36622
36622

KA CC 33 36622

This car was first regitered in Sweden on 11.03.1959. Photo taken during Skandinaviskt MG Meeting in Lundsbrunn 1998. Ingrid and Anders Bäcklund with family.

37002a
37002

 

KA A 33 37002
This car was delievers to Sweden originally in black, repainted brown/beige by Björn-Eric Lindh in the early 7o's. It was his everyday car for many years, named "MariGold". This picture was taken in 1976!
Now owned by a man in Skane who will restore it and repaint it black.

 

37004
37004

KA AA 33 37004

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

14192 a
14192

KA A 23 14192
Owned by an enthusiast in Sri Lanka

2142a
2142

Sri Lanka KA A 23 2142
See on ebay January 2010

23454a
23454

Sri Lanka KA LD 23 23454
Car was purchased in the UK & taken over to Singapore when the 1st owner was transferred there. He then came over to Sri Lanka in 1972 and brought the car with him. My father bought the car when the owner was returning to the UK in 1978 & was transferred to me in 1997. No non standard modifications. The car is in pretty good shape with all original fittings & used on a regular basis.
Nishad Wijetunga, Sri Lanka

17802a
17802

KA T 32 17802
I am sending photos of the " before and after" restoration project of the MG. Actually I brought the MG back to its original condition and thereafter neglected it very unfortunately. I have however started the Re - Restoration of same and I hope to finish it and have it road worthy once again by the end of the year. You will see from the pic's it was a major job that I performed the first time round. This time however the magnitude is far less I am sure.
Gihan Salgado, Colombo, Sri Lanka

31655
31655

KA J 21 31655

I have been in correspondence with Peter Martin who together with Lou Shorten a lady I have known for over 20 years and has helped me immensely to restore a MG Magnette ZB that was in a sad state of repair at the time I came into possession odf it 29 years ago. ..
Dr Ifthikar Ismail

36278a
36278

KA J 21 36278
The last ZB to be imported to Sri Lanka.  Dr.Vickum Senanayake is going to restore her to her former glory. 
Here are more pictures

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.