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KA LA 33 27973
I bougt the car in Sweden 12/04/05. Second owner have had it for 20 years. The MG was total restored from 1982-1984 and is in a very good condition.
Johann Emil Björnsson, Iceland


Reg. 672 UXC. On ebay September 2006

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Three Victorian MGCC Magnettes carried the Bridal Party to an outdoor Wedding in the grounds of a Winery on the Mornington Peninsular with views of Melbourne City Skyline across Port Phillip Bay, a beautiful setting well suited to these three Classics. The cars were provided by Paul Vermont(ZB) Loz Scott(ZBV) & John Russell(ZA).


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.


KA A 23 5079
Restoration project of Davies Digger, Queensland


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


KA LD 13 21257
Blue/blue Varitone. Since 1985 in Munich/Germany


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

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


Varitone polished up from daily use for the wedding of Sarah Smith to Alex Mariage. Seen here at the reception at Leighton Hall,  ilverdale, Lancashire  Aug 2005.


At chassis no. 1151 the Brake cable assembly changed


KA J 23 5137
This ZA is undergoing a full restoration as a drivers car rather than original. These pictures are of the car as it was prior to disassembly. It was previously a parts car for another restoration.
Justin Greenwood, South Australia


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


KA LA 43 21266
Purchased on eBay 12/2003 with high hopes for restoration
Scott Everett, New York, USA


KA T 13 28067
The ZB of Willy Roomz, Belgium, now in the Netherlands belonging to Marc van Beuningen

801xuuebay08_2009_hanley swan worcestershire grossbritannien

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

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Attached is a photograph of my '57 Magnette taken in Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Ireland, at the wedding of my son Benjamin Dear and his bride Elaine Christie in July 2005. The car created even more interest than usual over there, as I believe Magnettes are quite rare in Ireland. I know there is only one in the website gallery (a '58 ZB) and that is located further south in Galway. Margo and I took the car from Central Scotland across the water and did a week of touring while we were there. It's a beautiful country - almost as good as Scotland!
Andy Dear


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


KA A 33 5283
This '55 ZA was registered in Austria. Whereabouts unknown.


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


KA LA 43 21271
Aquired from California owner, reported stored for 20 years by a prev. owner. Now in progress of restoration


KA T 43 28106
Seen on ebay in 12/2006


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

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Janet Caiger and Jo Gayton from Farnham, Surrey used their green Varitone to travel to and from their civil partnership ceremony at Guildford Register Office in June 2006. On the right in the photo is Janet's work colleague, Anne, who acted as chauffeur for the day.


 KA A 13 1221

seen on ebay ebay in August 2007


KA E 23 5307
'55 ZA with 1622 motor, 4.3 MGA differential
Restored in 1996/97 by Leigh Wallace of Greensborough, VIC. Owned by Peter Daley from Canberra, Australia since March 1998


KA E 13 14099
Seen on ebay in February 2010


KA H 5 21294
Kevin Loader from Southafrica used his car on a tour around SA. More pictures here...


KA L 43 28126
ebay 05/2005

891 bmy wisbech cambridgeshire

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

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Here is a shot of my Magnette I used for a wedding last March. It was about 10 degrees F so we supplied a blanket in the back seat to the couple who were getting married. I acted as their chauffeur given this was a free limo for them. The Magnette ran flawlessly that day although I fried the generator shortly thereafter. Putting on an alternator now.


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


KA _ __ 5327
1955 ZA (veritoned) with Tin Top dash Owner - Paul and Stephie Rollins, Vancouver Washington, USA
Car has led a hard life, but is still very solid, and Paul will slowly bring it around as he's had another ZBV in the past.
Update: Installed MGB, 5-main, 1800 cc engine; Datsun 280ZX five-speed; 4.3:1 diff. Car is now a fabulous highway cruiser -- 70 mph is a breeze.


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


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

KA J 13 28134
Seen on ebay in 04/2005: said to be complete but in need of restoration

Now in Koblenz and undergoing restoration.


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

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Sonia and Yves Rommes from Luxembourg own several Magnettes in different conditions. Surely they used a Magnette on their wedding day....


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


KA A 23 5367
Des Barker's ZA in Western Australia


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.


KA BJ 43 21386
This picture shows my Grandfather with the ZBV Magnette in 1967, for an unknown reason he painted the whole car black. It has been in dry storage since the mid 70's and I am proud to begin the process of returning her not only to driving status but giving her back her original Birch over Twilight Grey exterior with Maroon interior.
Bill Leese, IL.


KA LA 13 28228

Condition seemed really quite good. Stored for many years.


Reg. 975 UXE.

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It was the first time I used my Magnette as a wedding coach and was overwelmed with enthusiasm. The florista asked me whether I can be booked. I grined and answered with a look at my wedding ring. if she meant my car and me as a chauffeur, then ok.
Robert Schmitz; Germany


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.


KA C 33 5405

Standing in a barn since 1977, now under restoration.


KA L 33 14141
First owner Marius Boel, father of EU agriculture commissionary Marianne Fisher Boel. Now belongs to Birgitte Reiter.


KA TA 43 21686

The previous owner named the car Daphne. 


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.

6471-mg-magnette uruguay 6_2007

This car was in Urugay in June 2007.

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Webmasters Magnette at another wedding: The groom's father owns a Triumph TR4 but found that Triumph built no suitable saloon, so my Magnette was choosen for the wedding.


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


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.

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KA A 23 14192
Owned by an enthusiast in Sri Lanka


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.


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


Reg. HAS 159.

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A black-silver Varitone in France. No more information yet.


KA J 41 1360

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


KA A 13 5650
David Graham from Quebec, Canada sent us a picture of his early ZA, first registered March 1955:
"The ZA was purchased in Plymouth, Devon.  In April 1981 it was shipped from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada.  The car was driven to Halifax, Nova Scotia on the East coast and then in the fall of 1981 towed to Victoria, British Columbia, on the West coast of Canada.  In 1984 I rebuilt the engine, fixed a few (maybe quite a few) other small problems and then drove across Canada, first to Kingston, Ontario and then on to Montreal.  The ZA has lived in Montreal since 1986.


KA A 13 14206
Present owner unknown.


KA PC 43 21707
This car underwent a 20+ year restoration saga. It was a real mess when Harry Watson from Vancouver found it and he is to be credited for 'saving' what most would have sent to the crusher. Very nice looking car now in the hands of Steve Kaufman, Canada


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


      Not sure, where this car is located.It looks to be a rhd car.

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I took a wedding snapshot in Bad Soden near Frankfurt ("Quellenpark"), Germany.
Matthias Schreiner


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.


KA A 13 5684
Seen on ebay in 8/2004


Portugal KA A 33 14210
Original Portugise car in original condition, owned by Jorge Lino.


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)


New Zealand KA A 43 28177
I bought the car off an elderly gentleman of 82 yrs who had owned the car for 28 years. As far I understand the car had never been out of Auckland NZ all it's life and been used every day for 52 years. I bought it and drove home a distance of 552kms without a hitch, only ran out of fuel as fuel gage is not accurate. It's a very tired old car needing some TLC which I intend giving it.
Rachel Dean


Not sure whether Matthias does anything else on a weekend than driving brides and grooms....
picture by Matthias Schreiner, Germany


KA A 13 1428

one of the earl cars that had the front quarterlights


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...


KA C 43 14303
One of three Magnettes on a junk yard in New Jersey, USA, found by Pete Wilson.


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,


KA BJ 13 28241

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


This is our first iron wedding (65 years!!)on the gallery. Wow. Congratulation. So this is couple is the first that married BEFORE the Magnette appeared on the marhet!
picture by Matthias Schreiner, Germany


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


KA J 23 5901

This car in need of full restorartion recently appeared for sale. (11/2013)


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.


KA P C 43 21844
Seen on ebay in 03/2006: a rare manumatic car!


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!


The car seems to have centre lock wheels! This car must be lknown to others!

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This time an unusual marriage, as the couple already has 4 children. They managed to get married on register office before the first baby was born. But the church wedding had to sat back on their timetable as other babies "came across"
The car is Robert Schmitz's ZA


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


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


Sweden KA A 33 14373
Picture from the old Swedish register archive.


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


  KA BB 33 28249

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.


Reg. TYB 756


Again Robert Schmitz' car..


KA _ 13 1499
KBL 285 Company Press Car


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


Sweden KA A 33 14566
Seen on Ebay in July 2005


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.


KA BJ 23 28428

Needs some work...


       Not sure where this car is located. The plate says ZA 3893. Who knows this car?

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My nephews only told me he would like to use the ZB in January 2010 that he would like to use it for his wedding day. At that time the front & rear suspension, engine, gearbox, rear axle and interior were stripped out. Was planning a 2-3 year resto`! The ZTT pictured is my wifes and the two were complementary to each other. The ZB now has all new front & rear suspension, 1800cm3 MGB engine, sierra 5 speed gearbox and 3.9 ratio rear axle, alternator conversion and front disc brake conversion with a servo`. What a difference, very easy to drive in modern traffic conditions now.


KA A 13 1594