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463 jmu
90009

Reg. 463 JMU

 

927a
927

KA A 13 927
This car was rebuilt as a classic rally car from a wreck. Willy Cave, ex-works navigator, used this car 50 years after his first rally in a Magnette. More... 

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

613uxe
90010

Reg. 613 UXE

931a
931

KA 931

Under full nut and bolt restoration by Neil Golding.
This car was in a very poor condition when I collected it from a lock up in Birmingham. I have brought it down to Devon where it is being striped down for panel repairs and bare metal repray. I am documenting it's restoration with photographs and hope to supply it to a classic car magazine, as I would imagine it would make for a nice feature. It was built between 8th -14th April 1954 and was despatched 20th April 1954.

613uxe.1
90011

Reg. 613 UXE

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951
951

KA 951

Now owned by Bernard and Sue Jones

13935
13935

KA D 13 13935

Keith Minister's Magnette

21246a
21246

KA LD 13 21246
Andrew McGees Magnette

27958
27958

KA L  13 27958

A nice restored car witk sliding roof!

668uxf_ebay03_2007
90012

Reg. 668 UXF. On ebay March 2007

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1033a
1033

You have this car TPX 652 featured on E Bay 2007.I have now got the car back and am the second owner, being parted from her for some 10 years. She is slowly under restoration.
John Westbrook

672_uxcebay9_2006
90013

Reg. 672 UXC. On ebay September 2006

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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

28028a
28028

KA BJ 43 28028
1800 engine with overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear and SLOTMAG wheels, painted in metallic blue.
Car is on Isle of Wight

746 uxv ebay11_2006
90014

Reg. 746 UXV. On ebay November 2006

I am not the owner but can confirm that the car is now owned by an Italian enthusiast in Bergamo, Italy.  My wife and I went to a restaurant in Bergamo which was decorated with some motoring memorabilia and I noticed an old workshop manual on display for a MG Magnette.  The restaurant owner saw me reading the manual and then proudly showed me some photos of his restored Magnette to which the manual belongs. The car now displays Italian number registration plates but the original english registration number plates were also on display and searching for this registration on your website is how I came to contact you. I will email the restaurant owner and suggest that he might complete your car information form to add to your club's records.
Best wishes     Bill Martin

14161a
14061

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

28033
28033

KA BJ 13 28033

1st registered to Mrs P V Deakin, Eye,69 Suffolk

801xuuebay08_2009_hanley swan worcestershire grossbritannien
90015

reg. 801 XUU. On ebay in August 2009. Worcestershire

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1184a
1184

KA E 13 1184

I have just bought this car from the former owner who has owned it for 9 years.There is no record of it being on the road for almost 40 years, the speedo shows 21,365 miles. It still needs a lot of work before it is roadworthy.
Alan Sanders

14077a
14077

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

887hmd_classiccarsforsale.co.uk_04_2008
90016

Reg. 887 HMD. Was for sale on the net in April 2008

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1221a
1221

 KA A 13 1221

seen on ebay ebay in August 2007

14099a
14099

KA E 13 14099
Seen on ebay in February 2010

891 bmy wisbech cambridgeshire
90017

Reg. 891 BMY. Was for sale in Wisbehc, Cambridgeshire

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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

920akaeaby_4_2007
90018

Reg. 920 AKA. Was on ebay in April 2007.

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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.

21379
21379

KA LD 13 21379

I previously owned 1184 which is shown in your gallery. Unfortunately it proved to be beyond my resources to repair it. Last year I exchanged this car for the ZB Varitone. John Shorten had already carried out all of the welding required on the underside. So far the body has been soda blasted, all of the panels repaired and filled and the car is currently being prepared for painting.I am re-building a MGB 3 bearing engine to fit coupled to a 5 speed Ford type 9 gearbox with a conversion kit from Hi-gear (I also have this conversion in my 1959 1500cc MGA Mk1). I also intend to completely re-upholster  and carpet the interior.
 
It is my intention to visit Coventry on the 10th August to pick a few peoples brains and get some detail photographs to help me on the rebuild. I have most of the parts needed except a few bits of chrome.The photograph was taken before the body was blasted.
Alan Sanders
975uxe
90019

Reg. 975 UXE.

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28228a
28228

KA LA 13 28228

Condition seemed really quite good. Stored for many years.

5510a
5510

KA A 13 5510
Was for sale on ebay in September 2003. The owner inherited the car from his late brother and has decided it really wasn't what he wanted and therefore decided to sell it.

28171a
28170

KA A 13 28171
5-brg MGB, 4-synch with o/drive, 3.9 diff, Front discs with servo

has159
90021

Reg. HAS 159.

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14206a
14206

KA A 13 14206
Present owner unknown.

5684a
5684

KA A 13 5684
Seen on ebay in 8/2004

28241
28241

KA BJ 13 28241

A nice shiny car in the then common colour of Birch grey/Twilight grey.

kaa13_1428
1428

KA A 13 1428

one of the earl cars that had the front quarterlights

5794a
5794

KAE 13 5794
First registered 29.03.55 now belonging to Ronald Faulkner, living in Germany. The most special on this car is it's engine: it's a Diesel! Read more about it...

5901
5901

KA J 23 5901

An early 'tintop' ZA which has been totally restored by Martin Howey in North Yorkshire

 

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.

21789a
21789

KA BA 13 21789
My Magnette. Its running well and my wife, Netti, and I have been discussing the new paint scheme - I think we are going to stick quite closely to the original Varitone options, but will go for ivory (upper) and autumn red (lower) to match the  red leather seats and the new red carpet this is currently on order.
Andrew Chambers,

28296
28296

KA T 13 28296

This car was probably the worst of the bunch with more bubbling rust apparent all round. Only suitable for spares in my view but again, some enthusiast might need to get away from his family and responsibilities and spend a lot of time in the garage. The underside and floor panels were in poor state where it would be easy to punch through, but I didn't want to inflict any other damage by doing so. Upholstery was poor and carpets were so wet they'd need to dry out before you could burn them! Two of the doors didn't close properly because the mechanisms were siezed up so everything will just get wetter with time.

5911
5911

KA J 13 5911

5911 was registered in March 1955 and is an early ZA still with its metal top dashboard. This car has a 1622 gold seal engine with an MGA diff and is otherwise original including plate UHU59. Owned by Stephen Gell

28394a
28394

KA TE 13 28394
I am at last able to send you a picture of my car for the website gallery. I had chosen a bright sunny day in the summer, and drove off to a quiet country lane with an impressive country house as a background and took several pictures.  Unfortunately the digital camera had a fault (lines across the pictures) and the images from a mobile phone camera did not show enough detail.  So much for modern technology!  The camera is still not repaired, so I borrowed another to take today's picture...
I have been running the car since 1982 (long before computerised databases and websites).  After some work on the wings and doors, the car was repainted in the original two-tone green scheme in 1983 and is now about due for a repeat.  Over the years I have used the car for a variety of motoring events, family trips and driving to work some days (easy to spot in the car-park).  Apart from fitting seat belts, the car is original specification.
Jon Hall, Northants, UK

tyb_756
90026

Reg. TYB 756

1499a
1499

KA _ 13 1499
KBL 285 Company Press Car

6048a
6048

KA A 13 6048
Owned by Trevor Morris virtually one owner car and very original

21924a
21924

KA BA 13 21924
Bill Carruthers Varitone in Dumfries/Scotland.

28400a
28400

KA EE 13 28400
Previously owned by Mark Beckley ( who back in the 80s ran the register ) who sadly passed away earlier this year. Car is rally prepared and completed in the Pirrelli Classic throughout the 90s. Has not run for about 3 years and is a bit tatty but should MOT with a bit of recommisioning. I have owned 3 Magnettes in the past the last one sold in 91.( Varitone APA 37A, I wonder if it still exists ) Good to be back in the fold! PS I used to own founder register member Eddy Edwards magnette FPC 563!

1594a
1594

KA A 13 1594

28428
28428

KA BJ 23 28428

Needs some work...

1641a
1641

KA J 14 1641
Owner Mr David Viant fromCornwall, UK

policea.1
6423

KA A 13 6423
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

7919556
28508

 KAJ13 28508

Purchased in 2016 by Tony Alden

 

kas_747
90029

Reg. KAS 747

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.

28597a
28597

KA LL 13 28597
My newly restored 58 Varitone - at last. In wedding service, summer of 2008. All totally original - no modifications. All parts from The Shortens apart from steel wings from NTG in 1994.
Dan Docwra, Edinburgh

1739a
1739

KA C 13 1739
Found in barn and going to restore it, looking into its history, and will show progress when we start it on our web site @ www.mikerolls4mgs.co.uk

22005a
22005

A J 3 22005
The Cornish Magnette Hunter Gobby from Cornwall found this Magnette for sale at a classic car dealer down in the darkest depths of west Cornwall. It looked complete but not sure as there were so many bits inside the car and the boot.

22026a
22026

KA BJ 13 22026
This car was originally shown in the register in 2005 when, in an apparently semi restored state, it was advertised on ebay. I bought it 5 years later on ebay from a broker near Liverpool. In the intervening years someone had done a lot of work on it and it presented and ran well. The registration documentation said it had its original 1500 cc engine but in fact it was fitted with a gold exchange 1622 engine. I drove it from Liverpool to Paris without problem. The problems came a few months later: the motor exploded without warning and a loud bang while dawdling down a French country lane, ruining a summer evening out.
It is now fitted with an MGB1800 5 br engine and 5 speed gear box (thanks to Chris Betson at Octarine Services). It cruises beautifully and lives peacefully in semi retirement in Normandy .. .venturing out for the occasional rally ( this was the Rallye de Fougères in Normandy, May 2011) Ron Mc Innes

1783a
1783

KA J 14 1783
For sale on ebay 02/2005

From chassis 1783 Larger rear lights

28607a
28607

KA BJ 13 28607
I purchased my ZB Magnette in Falkirk, Scotland in 1998. It had been stored in a garage for many years and was rusting away. I completely stripped the car and bebuilt it over a period of 5 years. It has had 7 owners, one of whom sold the original Reg. No. RAM 855 If anyone has any knowledge of the history of this car I would be most interested.
Richard Sherman

22087
22087

KA AA 13 22087
I went to collect this car 'for spares' with my late father-in-law, Peter Tothill in late 2005, He had worked as a production engineer on the ZB and was always a fan. He sadly passed away in January this year. I purchased the car and have continued the restoration. It has an HRG Derrington cross flow head with SUH4's from an MGA. A derrington pattern exhaust and manifold. Brakes are servo'd and it has a 5 speed ford gear box and high ratio back axle. Seat are leather and from a Rover 45. It also has stalk controls (again from a 45 ) for the lights and wiper controls. it has 3 fuse boxes (6 in each), A fuel pump intertia switch is attached to the bulkhead. A britax folding sunroof .I have also fitted a pair of body mounted Cibie driving lights instead of the fod lights. I hope to finish it for MG Live 2013....... we shall see.
Dominic Taylor-Lane

2059a
2059

KA A 13 2059
First registered on 28.04.1954. Total mileage in 2004  is 219.497. A ZB engine and MGA diff are fitted now for better cruising.
Michael Bacon, Ramsgate.

28787a
28787

KA __ __28787
For auction at: Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Collectors' Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia, 3 Dec 2007 Olympia, London
The vendor advises us that this left-hand drive ZB Magnette has enjoyed single family ownership from new, being re-registered in the names of various family members at different times. Described as unrestored, the car is offered with Belgian registration papers.Sold for £3,200 plus Premium and tax

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

22262a
22262

KA A 23 22262
Car was originally black and exported when new in 1957 and registered as PF596. Returned to UK in 1960 and registered as XYX163. Used for historic rallying in the 1970's. Very heavily modified, MGB 1800 engine and gearbox with O/D. MGB front disc brakes, Avenger (we think) independent rear susspension, wide wheels, MGB master cylinders, Jag seats, race harnesses etc Just been put back on the road (2010) and will be used for historic rallying. Now painted in MG works colours of red with white roof. Subject of Popular Classics article in November 1992 "Preservation Order"
Simon Skidmore

22269
22269

KA A 13 22269

 

22287a
22287

KA B 13 22287
Found somewhere on the web. If you recognize your car, please contact the webmaster.

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!

28909a
28909

KA BJ 13 28909
Built in March 1958 and now under restioration by Daniel Pope

2411
2411

KA A 13 2411
For sale in spring 2009 in Belfast, now in the USA.

15230a
15230

KA J 13 15230
John Hallidays ZA.

policea.22
28992

KA A !3 28992
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

2424
2424

KA _ 13 2424

Owned by Ken Jones

 

7214
7214

KA E 13 7214

 

29150a
29150

7227a
7227

KA E 13 7227
Seen on ebay July 2009

29163
29163

KA L 13 29163

granrt
40046
I used my Magnette for a friends wedding last week, see the reg plate we fitted for the photos.

Grant Howlett

22404a
22404

  KA U 14 22404

22456a
22456

  KA _ _ 22456
I have just startedrestoring my Magnette bodyshell. having had various repairs over the last 30 years I decided to start with a clean sheet of paper and had the shell stripped and dipped at Surface Processing Ltd in Dudley. They advertise in most of the classic mags. The result is interesting as all paint, filler, underseal and unfortunately lead is removed. The clean bare steel looks at first glance as if it has been galvanised, but in fact is coated with soluble oil to protect the bare steel while welding is completed. My shell has now revealed all its secrets. So you can guess the list - chassis sides and sills, lower rear wings- lots to do before a return visit to SPL for the E- primer, electrically charged,fully immersed and then oven baked. A system now used throughout the motor industry. Further reports to come as I make progress. John Beesley,

wroxall wedding
40049
I have a few pics of the Magnette with special number plate that I used for my daughters wedding at Wroxall this summer,
 
Cheers,
 
Yours saftey fast, Grant.
22468
22468

KA J 13 22468

It was on display in a motor museum for 10 years up to 2005 and then for the last 10 years used lightly until i bought it. It is highly original throughout, and i love to drive it.

7580
7580

KA E 13 7580

I have just acquired a 1955 ZA Magnette.It was on ebay described as an abandoned restoration project and whilst not quite a bare rolling shell it came with most parts detached - even the (MGB) engine and gearbox were just sitting on the cross members.I doubt that it has been driven for years.I must now audit the components and try and find any missing items - back to ebay !
The current (UK) registration plate is OSK 686, but this is not its original one.
 
The total mileage is recorded as 17546, but of course this could be 117546.  However the seats are hardly worn (the best preserved part of the car) so it just might be true.
29321
29321

KA LD 13 29321
Now owned by Ken Wood

policea.2
7627

KA A 13 7627
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

29372a
29372

KA BJ 13 29372
This Varitone, known as "Yasmin", has been owned by Malcolm Eades since December 1972, so it's not so much car ownership as a deep personal relationship! Originally grey over grey, she was rebuilt in 1994 and resprayed beige over maroon. Originally used daily in the seventies, she now only comes out for pleasure trips. She gets around a bit so she has a 1622cc engine with a gearbox upgrade planned: she's been as far south as Umbria in Italy and as far north west as the Harz mountains in (East) Germany. She is also featured in Anders Clausager's MG Saloons as well as some magazine articles, one of them a very early Classic Cars feature, before she was restored, when she was used to show where all the rust comes through. Webmaster Günter's car was already restored then (by the late Bob Bonthrone) and was used in the same article to show how good the finished job looks.

policea.3
7628

KA A 13 7628
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

15581
15581

KA E 13 15581

 

29394a
29394

KA BJ 13 29394
My Uncle was the previous owner.
The car has been extensively renovated and is still on the road.George Hewson, Stafford, UK

15720a
15720

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

Leonard Rolls, Wales, UK

2725a
2725

KA E 14 2725
Seen on ebay in 08/2005

2783a
2783

KA J 14 2783
One previous owner, car totally complete and is a runner but needs restoration
Brian Melville, England

15901
15901

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

29618
29618

KA A 13

This car belonged to my grandfather for many years he was in the Motor trade all his life and when he gave up driving it was sold.
This picture is displayed in our Service Reception At Browne And Sons (Loddon) Ltd and i get asked by many of our customers if i know where it is now.

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

22696
22696

KA BJ 13 22696
This Varitone has been converted to a Convertible and looks even without a hood fabulous!

29659a
29659

KA H 5 29659
Car built in Durban South Africa in 1957 -imported to UK in 1962. Was laid up in early 1990`s and I have just recommissioned it having just got it an MOT
Terence Clark, East Sussex