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10557a
10557

KA L 13 10557

10592a
10592

KA A 13 10592
This car was for sale in 2007

10627a
10627

KA A 13 10627
This particular car has had only two owners from new and has been in the current ownership since 1978. These upgrades include the fitment of a more powerful ZB engine; front disc brakes; Spax shock absorbers; halogen headlamps; indicators rather than trafficators; generator to alternator conversion and the fitment of a stainless steel exhaust.
It has also been fitted with a sophisticated Tracker anti-theft system with a lifetime subscription. So if it ever does get stolen, the police will always be able to find it via the magic of satellite tracking technology – whatever would Palmer have made of that!

10702a
10702

KA C 13 10702
Maroon  ZA that was the title on MG WORLD in June 2000. Imported to Germany in 2001.

10728a
10728

KA G 13 10728
Attached is a photo of our Magnette arriving at our home.  She is very dirty and full of red dust.  We collected her from Western NSW. Bought to Australia about 7 years ago.  Royal Tan in color which appears to be original.  This colour was not an Australian colour. All original except for vinyl seatcoverings needs some restoration .  Bob Towns.

10872a
10872

KA E 23 10872
I bought this car on ebay unseen and drove it from Newcastle to Sheffield without clutch hydraulics most of the way! My mission is to keep it running and to slowly improve it.

10873a
10873

KA E 23 10873
Seen on ebay 12/05 in Newton, Australia

10965a
10965

KA A 13 10965
One of Shorten's cars

11049a
11049

KA A 13 11049
Currently painted Jaguar Indigo Dark Blue and fitted with an MGB 1798 Engine No BP15GA/11285 and overdrive gear box. Known as "Puff the Magnette Dragon", he is in daily use with a rear baby seat fitted to transport our 21 month old son, Cameron. We use the car every day if possible as we strongly believe that they were all built to be used rather than kept in barns! Cara MacColl

11184a
11184

KA E 13 11184
Apparently sat for 30 years in underground car park in East London. Obtained by garage. No paperwork. Engine number on bulkhead differs (BP 15GA/10947). Registration mark  shows as RYP 457 but not registered at DVLA. Anyone have any knowledge of this car's real history? Needs restoration which I'm doing despite limited knowledge and inability to drive.Sue Hanson, Essex

11207a
11207

KA D 23 11207
Bought in Perth in 2006 as fortune improved and as it was licenced, it seemed a good way to get a Magnette to drive in, at short order.
Chris Gray, Perth, Western Australia

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11233

KA A 13 11233
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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11234

KA A 13 11234
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

11260

Chassis # 11260: Screenwash bottle and pump modified (external pump)

11438a
11438

KA A 13 11438
Magnette with MGB 1950cc ENGINE, DISC BRAKES, ALTERNATOR, OILCOOLER, COIL OVER SHOCKS FRONT SUSPENSION, KONI REAR SUSPENSION
Bought in 2012 by Peter Guest, Farnborough (previously owned by Mike Bean)

11469a
11469

KA A 23 11469
I finally have my car back on the road again. A few minor tidy up jobs remain but all in all the car is performing well after being off the road for 25 years. I intend putting a 3.9:1 diff in it to improve cruise performance and maybe down the road a pair of 1.5 inch carbs and an extractor exhaust. I cannot make too many changes as I have registered the car as Historic for the Sydney MG Car Club. Brian Woolmer

11473a
11473

KA A 13 11473

11492a
11492

Unites States of America KA  E 43 11492
Rusting away in Firebaugh, CA, United States

11510a
11510

KA D 13 11510
It underwent a total restoration some years ago and is extremely sound and tidy although not concourse. Austin Graham, England

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11555

KA E 13 11555
David Page's ZA RAS 882 fitted with wire wheels, disc brakes and 1622 engine

11615a
11615

KA A 23 11615
For sale on ebay 11/2008

11712a
11712

KA B 23 11712
Purchased car from elderly gentleman who had her sitting for last 6or 7 years. After a weeks tinkering have had car relicenced and intend to use her as my run about. Car is very original and runs a treat. I am in the process of making a few modifications to modernize him (Basil). 3.9 diff, Toyota 5 speed, and a slightly warm bored out MGB 1960cc (No hammering or drilling holes)
Andrew Murdoch, Australia

11739a
11739

KA B 33 11739
This is an original Italian Magnette, sold by the importer of Florence and Rome  1956 license plate, I am the fifth owner, and the car is restored and marching. was originally gray birch, then was painted ivory MG. The last owner was a chief electrician of CINECITTA, and used it as the main drive, now I just change the two bumpers and other chrome.
Roberto Martinangeli

11740

From chassis # 11740: Additional soundproofing felt added

11793a
11793

KA D 13 11793
Parts car belonging to Sonja & Yves Rommes from Luxembourg. Going to be scrapped...

11831a
11831

KA L 23 11831
Seen on ebay in 12/2005

11832a
11832

  KA D 13 11832

11876a
11876

KA A 33 11876
'Mauro Benzoni's little treasure

11948a
11948

KA E 13 11948
This car has only done 22600 miles from new and has spent the last 20 years in a container in the Welsh Valleys. Its grim but solid, apart from the usual lower door and wing corrosion.
Terry Drinkwater

12003a
12003

KA C 23 12003
This '55 ZA belongs to Rod Byrne from  South Australia

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

12034a
12034

Norway KA C 33 12034
LHD, Export Damask Red Maroon , built  15 - 17 November
1955, despatched 22 November 1955, rescued from a scrapyaed by Halvor Arne Asland, Norway

12036

From chassis # 12036: Rear bumper overriders modified

12304a
12304

KA A 23 12304
Lots of mods: 1930cc HRG Derrington head 45DCOE Webers ,295cam gives over 100bhp at wheels. Gear box either BMC c/r or ToyotaT3 5spd, divided prop shaft to banjo axle choice of 4.3, 4.55, 4.9 Tops out at about 185kph. MGB V8 discs & Princess 2pot callipers, adjustable sway bar, 400lb coils.Bilsteins all round. Rear end cambered down, track rods & Panhard rod. Quaife LSD  Has been competing here for it's whole life!! Regards, Neil. Goodwin

12321a
12321

KA A 43 12321
Was for sale in 03/2004

12326a
12326

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

12441a
12441

KA C 41 12441
It's in my family from 1970(aprox), my brother buy when I was a child and all the family lives in Tijuana (the city of Mexico border whit San Diego California U. S.) he only use the car for 8 or 10 years. On 1999 I buy the car to my brother, in very bad conditions, don't have motor, transmission, and the interior uff! I bring the car to La Paz and stared the reconstruction.
Luis Benito,  La Paz, Baja California Sur state, México

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. 

12466a
12466

KA C 13 12466
It has done a genuine 27k miles from new. It was owned by a lady in Dorset most of its life and then went to Reading - that chap used it in Holland for a while before returning home - he sold it to his neighbour who in 1988 fitted 2 new floors and had the car resprayed/new brakes etc - his wife drove the car a few times and decided she didnt like it as the heater was not good enough ! So it was put in their garage and left there until my fiancee (Sara) bought the car for me. I have fallen in love with them both ! Gobby, Cornwall, UK

12681a
12681

KA E 13 12681
Jeffrey Bridges's ZA just back on the road

12728a
12728

KA E 13 12728
Seen on ebay 5/2007

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12769

KA A 13 12769
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

12833a
12833

KA C 23 12833
This maroon  ZA Magnette was built in 1955. She was imported to Germany in the late 80's. Now she is properly registered as a historical Car. She is quite original and drives well. Some time ago, a new beige leather interior was fitted.

12864a
12864

KA E 43 12864
ebay 9/2008:
1956 MG Magnette ZA This car was restored over 10 years ago. I bought this car from a MG dealer and I don't know much history except it was completely restored to a very nice level and then it sat out with a tarp over it for years.

12866a
12866

KA B 43 12866
Seen on ebay 09/2004

12874a
12874

KA L 23 12874
The car is a New Zealand-new model, first registered here in December 1957. It has spent all its life around Christchurch, Timaru and Dunedin in the South Island, but I have just driven it to my home in Auckland, a distance of nearly 700 miles covered in two days with no problems. The car is currently fitted with a 1622cc engine and flashing indicators, but otherwise seems fairly original and unmolested. I'll try to keep it that way.The picture was taken on the shores of Lake Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand, en route from Christchurch to Auckland. Colin Heald

12936a
12936

KA J 43 12936
ebay 12/2004: "Very nice excellant parts car, and is pretty much complete. Body is in rough condition though from dents. This is an Arizona car, very little rust. This auto has been sitting for several years. Owner has owned this location for almost 40 years. Williams is the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Very little yearly moisture. "

12974a
12974

KA A 13 12974
Seen on ebay 9/2005

12995a
12995

KA A 13 12995
Car featured in  Popular Classics Feb. 1991. Is she still around?

13029a
13029

KA A 13 13029
Seen on ebay

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

13072a
13072

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

13084
13084

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

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.

13188a
13188

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

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

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.

14099a
14099

KA E 13 14099
Seen on ebay in February 2010

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

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

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.

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