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kas_747
90029

Reg. KAS 747

3196061799_e60d523102
90030

    Where does this no. plate come from? Which country is it? She also has club badges on the grille.

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8178
8178

KA A 13 8178

Imported to Finland from Britain in 1973 and used daily after that up to 1977. Featured many years in a local Car Museum and has carefully garaged 30 years after that. A restoration started last summer and hopefully is finished in 2014. Needs some welding, brake overhaul, door seals and new paint.
Marjo Korhonen

7360
7360

KA J 23 7360

One of Andy Knigths Magnettes in Australia

 

23871
23871

KA A 23 23871

One of Andy Knights Magnettes in Australa

33043
33043

KA TT 43 33043

1958 Magnette ZBV, came from factory to US July 1958 Island Green/Island green with Whitewall Tyres --restoration finished in 2010.

Wayne and Dee Johnson

33495
33495

KA AA 33495

Exported on sale (11th Sept 1958) on a ship called Nevasa, possibly to Singapore where the purchaser (Major Everson) was stationed. Then shipped to Mombasa 28th Oct 1960. Kenyan rego KGU112. Then shipped to Auckland NZ on the 26th June 1964.Sold in 1968 to an owner who kept it until 1994 and only did 55,000 mls in it.Sold to a man who never used it, I bought it in 1995 & sold it in 1996. I then bought it back of that owner in Dec 2012. Has only covered 106000 mls. Still original and great to drive!
Tony Don

10541
10541

KA B 13 10541
The car has had seven previous owners. Modifications include a 1950cc B series “Sprint” engine by Aldon Automotive Ltd, Twin 1 3/4" SU Carburettors, Derrington type free flow manifold and exhaust, MGB overdrive gearbox, uprated rear differential, seat belts, sun roof and a well dodgy varitone paint job!
Justin Mould

22809
40042

KATE 43/22809 On Oct. 12 2012, my daughter Laura and groom Hugh Wagner were married at Rayne United Methodist Church, New Orleans, LA USA. My 1957 ZBV was an essential requirement for Laura, to carry her to Race & Religious reception area, not far from the church. Bride, groom and ZB were welcomed!

Cliff Hughes

21199
21199

KA T 23 21199
 Johann van der Vath in South Africa owns this ZB, which seems to be used for weddings as well.

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

19255
19255

KA_ _ 19255

24620
24620

KA BJ 13 24620

Been in the family for most of its life. Failed MOT in April 1980 and has been dry stored ever since. Brought to Derby in March 2012 with aim of getting it back on the road Spring 2013. Derek Crocker

22751
22751

KA L  13 22751

One Family owned car from new until 2010. Stored from 1994 until 2010 when I purchased. Two years restoration with incl. disc brakes, indicatoers and seat bealts.Two tone paint in steel blue and mineral blue. Not original as it's not a Varitone, but looks great. Now in the hands of Roger Mayes.

11840
11840

KA A 13 11840

At last a photo of my car in the course of being made roadworthy again.
John Emery-Barker

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
27743
27743

KA H 5 27743

Another CKD car assambled in Durban South Africa. The Motor Assemblies No. is MGM 514.
Owner is Keith Burton

 

 

3829
3829

KA C  33 3829

For sale in 6/2013

24307
24307

KA L  33 24307

For sale in Sweden in 6/2013. Now in Northern Germany owned by Adam Elmholdt.

22976
22976

KA PA 23 22976

My car is build in May 1957 and exported to Denmark 14th. of May 57.  First registration 29/6-1957 problably in Copenhagen area as the MG importer (DOMI) had the head office there.  So it is LHD. from new.  Ivory over Black with Maroon trim (interior).  I bought the car in late 1981 and began the restoration same time. Registrated by me 12/6-1985
Jörn Rasmussen

27958
27958

KA L  13 27958

A nice restored car witk sliding roof!

20557
20557

KA TA 13 20557

Was Green/Black now Ivory/Maroon.
Andrew Coster

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

25323a
25323

KAC 43 25323

Purchased the car locally from a 20 year owner. Will restore into 'fun driver' condition and enjoy with my family.
Pete Mantell, IL

19200
19200

KA J 13 19200

david & Jean Thoms' Magnette

argentina
90031

KA
This is the first Magnette we know to excist in Argentina. She was restored from 1990 to 2013 and is now back on the road. There is no ID plate, so we don't know the chassis no. bt it is said that it is a '55 car. Belongs to Edison Ulises Tato

13935
13935

KA D 13 13935

Keith Minister's Magnette

25558
25558

KA LD 13 25558

My car is in many pieces because of extensive restoration but I have attached a picture taken at just after the start of the strip down.
Roy Callcut

joern.1
40044

Joern Rasmussen daughter took her father's car for her wedding.

22905
22905

KA B 13 22905

Owner of this ZB is James Dean.

23080
23080

KATE 43 23080

Restoration project of garon Curtis.

10311
10311

KA A 13 10311

Maybe. 8 owners since 1988. Now David Norris' car.

17011
17011

KA E 23 17011
RHD export model, only two owners

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

5901
5901

KA J 23 5901

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

 

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.

16299
16299

KA D 23 16299

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

33049
33049

KA LD 13 33049

1800 Engine & Sierra Gearbox Conversion, servo unit, seperate indicators, kenlow fan, alternator/negative earth conversion.

kaa13_1428
1428

KA A 13 1428

one of the earl cars that had the front quarterlights

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.

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

kat41_34972
34972

KA T 41 34972
For sale in 1/2014

salzburg
40045

Jörg Wiefler from Salzburg/Austria sent this nice photo, showing his són with his bride. Look at the number plate!

katu13_35260
35260

  KA TU 13 35260
Colin Jones' Magnette

27948
27948

KA L 43 27948

Michael Mitchell in California owns this car.

27298
27298

KA B 13 27298

Restored in 1991, when the colours were reversed. Now owned by Barry Milsom.

23256
23256

KA B 23 23256

The previous owner named the car "Princess" - rebuilt circa 2000. Now owned by Margie Rowley.

7790
7790

KA E 23 7790

Bought new by Mr Lim of Penang on 5th Sept 1955, sold to a Mr. Kelly on 2nd July 1977 who was stationed at the Butterfield AirForce Base. Arrived in Melbourne Australia on 7th January 1980. It turned up in Sydney for sale in 1986 as a restoration project. It was bought by Mr. Baker from Ulladulla NSW, restored over the next couple of years. Was issued "Club Plate 007" in 1990 and sold locally in 1994 to a Mr. Walpole . I purchased the car in 2012 and was issued the plates as pictured. The car is original, is in need of a little work. The hockey strips are still in Penang next to a gate post.

8020
8020

KA A 13 8020

Very original car owned by Steven Trovato.

19196
19196

KA J 13 19196

FHC 225 is part of the family; current owner is Bob Pile, previous owner Bob's dad, both of Bristol

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

9552
9552

KA E 24 9552

Two ZA Magnettes lay in the backyard of a Northern Suburb of Melbourne- January 2014. The elderly owner now in hospital had left these Magnettes [ only the Later ZA  shown in attached images] in the Backyard for over 30 years. Rust was beyond terminal. This ZA Magnette [ Chassis No KAA 23/9552  Engine no. BP15GA/9272]   [original Engine replaced] could not be saved due to its condition, lack of time [property sold], and steep cluttered access.
Paul Vermont retains the chassis plate to this lost Magnette
 
                     from Loz Scott
granrt
40046
I used my Magnette for a friends wedding last week, see the reg plate we fitted for the photos.

Grant Howlett

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.
8778
8778

KA J 13 8778

Bought new from Mebes and Mebes Mill Hill by Mr Turnbull. Fitted with optional HMV valve radio at a cost of £39 5s 5d (which still works) and driven back to his home in Newcastle. He kept the car for the rest of his life, I believe it has covered less than 30000 miles and had some restoration work done in the late 80s, he sadly passed away in the mid 90s when his wife covered the car up in the garage and was not used again. I bought the car in May '14 and it is undergoing recommissioning work by me which is now nearly complete.
Ian Wastell

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

austria
40047

 This picture shows the president of the MGOC Austria, titled "Proud father of the pride"...

11877
11877

KA A 33 11877

This car, running in Italy belongs to Marco Davide.

28249
28249

  KA BB 33 28249

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

37004
37004

KA AA 33 37004

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

32910
32910

KA PP 13 32910

Our new family project. Cant wait to restore it...
Kevin Skuce

30267
30267

KA J 13 30267

This vehicle was extensively rebuilt in 1991/2 cannabalising a ZA to do so. It has MGA front disc brakes, electronic ignition, negative earth conversion and vacuum brake booster. It is in excellent body and structural condition although engine, gearbox and rear axle are beginning to sound their age! It now belongs to Richard Jordan in West Sussex. The engine serial number is interesting: BP15N/1213; where in the Magnette scheme of things does the 'N' come in unless it is from a Manumatic equipped car?

1360
1360

KA J 41 1360

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

10900
10900

KA E 13 10900

28690
28690

KA T 43 28690

Laid in a chicken coup for 40 years, 1800 3 main bearing, 3:9:1 differential
Phil Rossi

 

30065
30065

KA AH 5 30065

South African ckd car assembled in Durban nowbelonging to Richard Smailes

7672
7672

KA A 33 7672

 

6990
6990

KA J 43 6990

Ken Beisser purchased her in 2010

31067
31067

KA 31067

With Borg Warner T 35 Automatic!

27915
27915

KA H 5 27915

One of the CKD cars assambled in Durban, SA

8914
8914

KA J 13 8914

 The car has been off the road since 1974, but is very sound, currently being restored.
Michael Green.

30791
30791

KA PA 13 30791

Previous Owners in Cambridge, Colchester, Cleveleys, Stafford, Newry,Wicklow and Dublin
Patrick Kiely

22269
22269

KA A 13 22269

 

29778
29778

KA H 5 29778

 

21198
21198

KA T 23 21198

Roger Pearce used this car for a rally Cape to Kairo in 2011.

28241
28241

KA BJ 13 28241

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

35522
35522

KA BJ 13 35522

 

finland
40048

A nice example of a ZA in Finland,restored and running. Unfortunately unregistered on the Magnette Register.
The first names of a couple are Jani and Meritta.

35474
35474

KA L D 13 35474

A University Motors Car. Shown when competing in the 1990 Monte Carlo Rally. Currently under restoration

21686
21686

KA TA 43 21686

The previous owner named the car Daphne. 

9078
9078

KA C 23 9078

I was given the car by a Bundaberg owner who was to restore it but it is to far gone in the bodywork. Now with T. Cumpston of Park Ridge South as a parts/doner car. G. Diggles

27349
27349

KA T 23 27349

 

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.

28428
28428

KA BJ 23 28428

Needs some work...

19385
19385

KA PA 13 19385

 

7214
7214

KA E 13 7214

 

24972
24972

KA BJ 23 24972

I sold it to brother when I was living in the UK. It was then sold to my other brother that passed away a year ago. My sister-in-law then gave it back to me. It was originally my grandmother's car in Durban (hence the ND number plate). The photo is as I received after 5 years in storage in a farm barn.

30439
30439

KA A 1330439

16704
16704

KA A 23 16704

7558
7558

KA C 43 7558

15581
15581

KA E 13 15581

 

9583
9583

KA C 23 9583

A nice story comes with the badges on this car!

19078
19078

KA B 43 19078

Rescued from a scrapyard in CA. in 2015 and will be dismantled for parts.

cuba
90032

This Magnette was spotted in Cuba 2014. Look at the exhaust pipe!

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.

14647
14647

KA C 33 14647

 

3666
3666

KA J 33 3666

20327
20327

KA J 43 20327

25645
25645

 

KAC23 25645

2015 for sale in Auckland. Chassis number is very close to another NZ car, so I wonder if they were part of a batch imported here in 1957/58 ?

2704
2704

KA A 23 2704

Located in Tasmanis