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501a
501

One of the Earls Court Motor Show cars. Green body with biscuit interior and a radio fitted. Doors have been removed for better viewing of the interior.
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504
504

Maroon with biscuit interior and with fitted radio went to University Motors, London, where press launch party was held in the presence of Thornley, Palmer and other luminaries. This picture taken from Palmer's Autobiography (see books) which is titled "...Here am I speaking at the London launch of the Magnette". So I assume the car in front is #504.

507a
507

KA A 13 507

This is one of only eight cars that were finished in 1953. Was works demo (photo car). For sale in August 2004. Probably the oldes excisting Magnette. Read more...

528
528

  KA C 33 528

Ex-Kopenhagen-Motor-Show Car(Denmark). Was Maroon with biscuit interior. Since 2000 under restoration by Paul Dalkov, proud owner of two other Varitones!
Here are pictures before the start of the restoration

531a
531

KA    531

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

537a
537

Chassis 537 was the first car built in 1954. It later became known as "Bumble"when  in the hands of Judy Andreason competing in the Classic Saloon car series of races during the '70s. Originally painted black, then painted in the "Cream Cracker" colours of brown and cream. Shown here in race trim. The original doors without quarterlight had been removed and stored save. It is believed that this car is now in Japan. If you know more about the whereabouts, please contact us!!

556a
556

This car was first registered on  26.02.1954. It was for sale on ebay in October 2007. Highest bid  £750,00 but didn't  reach reserve. More pics...

571a
571

KA    571

last seen on ebay in 08/2006

572a
572

KA 572

ebay 01/2012
more pictures

barn1
589

KA A 13 589
A barn find in France in 2005. Read more...

628a
628

KA  628

Another one of the few non-quarterlight Magnettes. Was MOT'd just for the Golden Jubilee in 2005 by it's current owner. 

666a
666

KA 666

Another early Magnette that appeared on ebay in 9/2006. With air scoops that were an option then.

739a
739

KA 739

First date reg 12-04-1954 , only 7 owners.

750

From chassis # 750 the front door 1/4 glass was introduced

862a
862

KA 862

This Magnette was first registered on 17th of April 1954. Last seen on ebay in ebay 9/2005

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... 

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.

951a
951

KA 951

Was for sale in June 2003.

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

1117a
1117

Denmark KA 1117

Old Magnettes are still to be found around. This is in a Danish garden. All the bits and pieces (doors, interior and lots of ekstra items) are stored safely away. Danish papers and it's for sale. First registered 25. 06. 1954.

1151

At chassis no. 1151 the Brake cable assembly changed

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

1221a
1221

 KA A 13 1221

seen on ebay ebay in August 2007

1228a
1228

KA C 23 1228
This car has been sitting for the past several years in a sheep paddock in the Adelaide hills. It's a very straight and complete car with rust in all the normal places. By all accounts this car survived Cyclone Tracy that destroyed the city of Darwin in 1974 on Christmas day.
Justin Greenwood, Australia

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

1297a
1297

KA A 23 1297
'54 ZA as found on a property on the outskirts of Sydney by Marty Cutler, who owns #18014. Going to be a parts car.

1341a
1341

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

1360
1360

KA J 41 1360

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

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.

kaa13_1428
1428

KA A 13 1428

one of the earl cars that had the front quarterlights

1396a
1396

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

5901
5901

KA J 23 5901

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

 

1468a
1468

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

1499a
1499

KA _ 13 1499
KBL 285 Company Press Car

1594a
1594

KA A 13 1594

1641a
1641

KA J 14 1641
Owner Mr David Viant fromCornwall, UK

1663a
1663

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

1701a
1701

KA J 33 1701
Carsten Wivel from Denmark owns this car more than 30 years and gave her several improvements: MGB engine, disc brakes, wire wheels, overdrive, 3.9 diff and much more!

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

1774a
1774

KA E 24 1774
The photo was taken 5 years ago, before I bought it, so it has about five years' more weat and tear on it now. As you can see, it is still looks very original (apart from the MGB engine, Nissan five speed gearbox and Wolseley diff centre, but you can't see them). The paintwork is getting close to needing some care and attention accross the back below the back window. Harry Rickards,Toowoomba,Australia

1783a
1783

KA J 14 1783
For sale on ebay 02/2005

From chassis 1783 Larger rear lights

1898a
1898

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

2048a
2048

KA A 13 2048
'54 ZA as found on a property on the outskirts of Sydney by Marty Cutler, who owns #18014. Going to be a parts car.

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.

2127

Fuel filler cap lock modified from push button to key type

2142a
2142

Sri Lanka KA A 23 2142
See on ebay January 2010

2211a
2211

KA J 24 2211
Fenton Loyola from British Columbia wrote:
Original colour was Dark Grey with Burgundy/grey interior. Now painted Old English White with tan interior. Bought in the factory (Abbingdon Dec 1954) toured Europe and then shipped to Sri Lanka.First registered in Sri anka 1955.  I bought it from the Original owner 15 years ago and shipped it to Canada. Has a metal/wood panelled dashboard with Jaeger instrumentation.

2214a
2214

KA J 24 2214
See on ebay in 12/2006

2411
2411

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

2424
2424

KA _ 13 2424

 

2431a
2431

KA E 24 2431
This car has been passed down through my family since was first registered in Australia. As far as I know the only non-standard modifications include the wire-spoke wheels, the addition of an electric antenna, tape deck and speakers on rear parcel shelf. The car is awaiting retoration. I also have a Cardomain website to update people of the restoration process........when it get going!!! 
Update 2/2009: You may have heard about the bushfires we have had here in Victoria.  Unfortunantly we had to leave my propert and wasn't able to take the MG with me. The MG was completely destroyed by fire. 
Adrian Zomer, Australia

2435
2435

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

2480a
2480

KA A 23 2480
'54 ZA as found on a property on the outskirts of Sydney by Marty Cutler, who owns #18014. Going to be a parts car.

2519a
2519

KA E 13 2519
Lars Tersmeden's pride.

2576a
2576

KA A 23 2576
Was on ebayin  08/2011 in Kyabram, Victoria, Australia with Nissan gearbox but in need of full restoration.

2592a
2592

KA A 33 2592
Jose de Sousa from Portugal bought this Magnette as a parts car

2644a
2644

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

2680a
2680

KAJ 24 2680
Ebay9/2005: This little saloon is enamelled in Charcoal Grey metallic with red contrasting interior. Is registered in NSW. Showing 18,750 miles on the odometer and manual in transmission. Placed 2nd in the Concourse Category at the M.G. Meet in Warwick, QLD, 2004. It is also fitted with the Mark III engine (i.e 1600cc). Now in the hands of Francis Borg

2704
2704

KA A 23 2704

Located in Tasmanis

2719
2719

KA E 24 2719

Two ZA Magnettes lay in the backyard of a Northern Suburb of Melbourne - its now Jan 2014.Each car's rear window seals had failed completely allowing the rear window to fall inside; probably many years ago.  The owner now in hospital had left these Magnettes [ only the Early ZA tin top shown here]
in the Backyard for over 30 years. Rust was very,very advanced. This ZA Magnette [ Chassis No KAE 24/2719] could not be saved due to its state, lack of time [property sold] and steep cluttered access.
Paul Vermont retains the chassis plate for this lost Magnette

                     from Loz Scott

2725a
2725

KA E 14 2725
Seen on ebay in 08/2005

2747a
2747

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

2783a
2783

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

2793a
2793

KA J 23 2793
Now fitted with a 1800 engine, needs a lot of TLC, will restore body fair, interior excellent due to retoration of same. Runs well.
Grahame Peacock, Australia

2801a
2801

KA A 13 2801

2860b
2860

KA E 13 2860
She was registered 15.10.54 and dispite appearances is roadworthy and MOT'd. I am almost finished the repaint, only the passenger door and boot to do.
Lloyd Cochraine

2948a
2948

KA J 13 2948
First registered on 02.02.1955 now belonging to George Hunt, GB

2956a
2956

KA J 13 2956
Very original vehicle, Taxed and Mot'd 30 years with one owner. Some restoration work done by second owner, recent engine rebuild by third owner. A joy to drive. A sound car but with some wrinkles, rather like its new (4th)owner. Michael Devenish, bath, UK

2980a
2980

KA E 23 2980
I am the 7th owner. Purchased in 1991 with 125,000 miles on the clock. Rarely used, and lives in a nice new shed on my country property. Note the personalised number plate   MGZA
Valentine Venimore, New Zealand

2994

Speedometer  changed

3004a
3004

KA J 13 3004
Tomihiro Hibino, Japan owns this early ZA, which was first registered 20.10.54 and is now used two or three times per week.

3033a
3055

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

3113a
3113

KA E 43 3113
Pretty poor but it indicates the current status very well!
Mike Anderson, Nevada, USA

3144a
3144

KA J 13 3144
Another British ZA staying in Germany. Has wíre wheels and the early tin top dash was replaced by a ordinary wooden one. The colour is a nice looking Volkswagen colour.

3170
3170

KA J 33 3170

3177a
3177

KA _ __ 3177
This ID plate is the last remain of Magnette no. 3177. Loz Scott received this plate with a collection of old spares. This car may have been wrecked.

3336
3336

KA C 13 3336
KJB 908 one of the three Works Magnettes under the new formed BMC Competition Department. First rallied at  the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally. Believed to be scrapped.

3337
3337

KA C 13 3337
KJB 910 same as above

3338
3338

KA C 13 3338
KJB 909 same as above

3470
3470

KA C 13 3470

First registered 26/11/54

policea
3503

KA A 13 3503
Norththumberland police car reg. HTY 379.

3528a
3528

KA E 13 3528
Seen on ebay in 04/2005

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

3713a
3713

KA A 23 3713
Car delegated to use as a tractor on a farm after some years. Then restored bodywise for a daughters wedding. Very poor mechanical condition when purchased from estate some 5 years ago. Now fitted with 1800  B motor 5 speed gearbox 4.3 diff. Disc brake conversion to front. Wonerfull touring car. I'm the second owner!
Robert Mason ,Victoria, Australia

3766a
3766

KA J 23 3766
This ZA has been a paddock car; with damage from hitting a stump. Body is distorted at engine support bearer, driver door opening and transmission tunnel. Corrosion is not excessive ‘for a Magnette’. Its future is bleak.
Information by Loz Scott

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.

3987a
3987

KA A 13 3987
This car was for sale in summer 2003 in Glasgow. Spent most of her life in a museum. Only 5,000 orig. miles.

4038a
4038

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

4067
4067

KA J 23 4067

Purchased in 1956 in Armidale NSW Australia by my father Norman McGrath . The MG 457 plates are original NSW issue not personalised plates. The old man loved his Maggie, but being a country lad, he was into horses, so Maggie carried it's fair share of hay bales and saddles. Originally dark grey, Dad figured MGs should be red and got his mate to give it a (shabby) paint job in the late 60s. Apart from the colour change the car is in original condition with 67,300 miles. I've had it since 1990 and kept it garaged, dry and running. My sons are 19 & 17 and we've been working on the mechanics recently, it's great to have their Grandpa's car to tinker with. I still have the three original manuals, very helpful. We wont go concours on it as we want to keep lots of it's personality. The body is rust free, I think we'll go back to the original colour, new front seat leather and carpets, the headlining is in good condition and dash is still pretty good. Might put wires on it one day?

4215a
4215

KA J 23 4215
Seen on ebay Australia in November 2008,meanwhile in new ownership.

4329

Bonnet release rod modified

6904
6904

KA E 23 6904

4332

First car in 1955 (approximate)

4531a
4531

KA E 23 4531
Seen on ebay Australia in 11/2007

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

4660a
4660

KA A 13 4660
First reg. 26.01.1955

4678a
4678

KA E 23 4678
Car bought maybe for spares but too good to pull apart. Current colour maroon but was midgreen. I'm going to restore this in prpbably ivory colour with red interior.
Nick Baker, Australia