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18158a
18158

KA B 23 18158
Here's a pictrue of my ZA. In the picture, taken in Palisade, Colorado, the bumper has been removed temporarily to fit welded adapters for flat towing. The car was originally a black-plate California car bought from Kjell Qvale by the Pillsbury baking family. Then sold to their gardener and then to Mimi Willis, who moved from California to Palisade, CO. The car stopped running with 53,640 miles on the odometer and sat for 30 years in the desert.
Carl Goodwin, OH, USA

18190a
18190

KA B 13 18190
This was Warren Marsh's KCF 51. A well known car over the last decades. It has more than 50 improvements including a sun roof. Used as a daily driver and rally car! Here seen somewhere in the woods of the Baltic.

18234a
18234

KA L 43 18234
A ZA in Varitone-look with wire wheels. North America Export car now in Germany.

18243a
18243

KA L 13 18243
John W. Barker's ZA

18436
18436

KA A 33 18436

The car was restored a long time ago. It runs with 18 GA-MGB-Motor, but uses the original carburators and air intakesystem.

18452a
18452

France KA A 13 18452
Wattinne Patrice from France has bought "Emma", one of the two race prepared Magnettes of Roger & Judy Andreason.

18512a
18512

KA T 33 18512
This car was restorted around 2000 in Switzerland, now on German roads in the hands of Peter Duell.

18577

First "outright"  ZB September 1956

18582a
18582

KA B 43 18582
Here's a picture of our 1957 ZB.It has had the original engine replaced with a MGA 1500 at some point in its past. Before it adopted us it had been off the road approx. 15 years according to the old registration. We are currently working to turn it into a reliable driver- then we'll start working on the cosmetics. Safety Fast, 
The Woolf Family, Charlotte, NC, USA

18701a
18701

KA E 13 18701
Seen on ebay in 4/2007

18708

From chassis # 18708:Varitone option available

18759

First car with Manumatic (general production only from 21225)

18960a
18960

KA L 33 18960
If you look close you'll recognize a Magnette. Believe me! It's a Dutch  ZB in poor condition owned by J. van Noord.

19078
19078

KA B 43 19078

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

19082a
19082

KA B 43 19082
One of three Magnettes on a junk yard in New Jersey, USA, found by Pete Wilson.

19129a
19129

  KA L 43 19129
Seen on ebay 02/2004

19171a
19171

KA A 43 19171
This came to me as a parts car, but it has a title, and is mostly complete. It is missing Head radiator, hood, right rear quarter panel, and some chrome trim. Tacoma imports sticker on the cowl, with sales date in 1957. On the rear window it looks like it had a university of Oregon sticker on it. The car had been parked in a barn since 1978 ish. It is the stock color but has been repainted. Tobias Robinson, Oregon, USA

19181a
19181

  KA A 13 19181
Car is fairly original with nice interior
Owner: Alistair Black, Vancouver, Canada
Car was brought "back home" to England  in 2013  by David Greaves.

19185
19185

KA A 13 19185
Inported in 1966  RH drive All original and will be kept that way except for needed bodywork and paint.

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

19200
19200

KA J 13 19200

david & Jean Thoms' Magnette

19255
19255

KA_ _ 19255

19385
19385

KA PA 13 19385

 

19430a
19430

KA L 13 19430
We bought our car in August 2010, the fulfilment of a boyhood dream for me. From my earliest memory MG's were this shape until I saw the others! After all we were born the same year. Looking forward to some more tours next year.
Kevin and Pam Evans

19479a
19479

Ka T 13 19479
Purchased by me in June 2005 after being restored and put back on the road. It was resprayed black, from green. I have a list of previous keepers (9). It started life in Lincoln before moving to the Wrexham area, then Stafford.

19486a
19486

KA T 43 19486
I've attached photos of the Magnette, as it sat behind Don Peery's shop, the day Don and I hauled it to over to my house. As you can see it's not in the best of shape but hopefully I can find enough body panels and advise here and there to make it right again.
Hiram Kelly from Oklahoma, USA

19608a
19608

KA PC 13 19608
Nice example, seen on the Regency Run 2006

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19627

KA A 13 19624
Norththumberland Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

19625a
19625

KA A 13 19625
Norththumberland Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
Reg.no was LNL 519

19640a
19640

KA A 43 19640
One of three Magnettes on a junk yard in New Jersey, USA, found by Pete Wilson.

19675a
19675

KA C 13 19675
Martyn Robinsons's Magnette fitted MGB 1800cc 5 bearing engine, ford 5 speed gearbox, alternator, electronic ignition, brake servo, electronic SU fuel pump

19768a
19768

KA LA 13 19768
Birch grey/Red ZB Varitone (originally steel blue/black) owned by John Burton from Uxbridge.

19799a
19799

KA T 13 19799
Seen on ebay in 10/2009

19775
19775

 KA BA 13/19775

Owned by Desmond Martin in Northern Ireland

19911
19911

KA A 43 11439

One of the very few cars that were delevered new to Germany. Belonged to a doctor. Restored by Tom Cordes.

19935a
19935

KA H 5 19935
The chassis number indicates this car as a CKD (completly knocked down) car, which probably was assembled in Durban, SA
The car is for sale in 2/2009

19973a
19973

Norway KA B 33 19973
LHD, Export Birch Grey / Maroon, built 16 - 20 November
1956, despatched 21 November 1956. rescued from a scrapyard by Halvor Arne Asland, Norway

19975a
19975

KA B 43 19975
I acquired the car in January 2005 from a gentlemen who rescued it from certain destruction. It has undergone restoration to the body as well as a rebuilt engine and transmission. It appears to have spent its entire life in very dry climate of the southwest US so rust was at a minimum. I plan to continue his efforts to bring the car back to as original condition as possible. The car is used daily and is responding very well to continuous use. 
Ed Geissler, texas, USA

19988
19988

KA L 13 19988
A very outstanding concours car after a 20 years restoration. Was originally Island Green (KAB). 
Now belonging to Lord Harris, owner of a private collection.

20014a
20014

KA A 13 20014
Here is our ZB magnette acquired 1997. Looks tidy in the body really needs a smarten up. First reg 01.01.57
Norman and Rose Pethybridge

20110a
20110

KA BJ 13 20110

20210a
20210

KA B 43 20210
This car was for sale by it's current owner Aaron Spalding of Atlanta, GA. in 11/2003. Now owned by Wray Lemke,Mt. Pleasant, SC

20218a
20218

KA B 32 20218
Donor car for restoration. Body Wrecked. Loz Scott currently holds this I.D. plate.

20223a
20223

KA B 23 20223
I bought this car in August 2011 from Trevor Tonkin in Maryborough in Victoria. It has minimal rust and runs well
David Rawlins

20295a
20295

KA BJ 13 20295
I have attached a picture of the car taken at Portishead near Bristol. The car is unrestored although it has had a respray at some time in its life, probably more than 25 years ago. It still runs well, oil pressure is good and is currently having a new exhaust system fitted.
 John Derrick, Bristol, UK

20327
20327

KA J 43 20327

20354a
20354

KA J 13 20354
For sale in Nov. '05

20557
20557

KA TA 13 20557

Was Green/Black now Ivory/Maroon.
Andrew Coster

20595
20595

KA BJ 13 20595
The only remains of this car...

20642

Chassis 20642: First car in 1957 (approximate)

20737a
20737

KA C 43 20737
Ebay 10/2005: The story I got when I bought this Magnette at auction was that it had belonged to a U.S. Airforce officer stationed in England and he brought it back with him.It's a left hand drive. I hope someone can use it at least for parts I cant stand to see any old or historic car go to the crusher

20751a
20751

South Africa KA _ _ 20751
I have recently acquired this Magnette and in the process of rebuilding her with engine (MGB 1800 conversion). See photos before I started to strip
Dean Leathern, Durban, South Africa

20804a
20804

KA LD 43 20804
Found on a junkyard in Saskaton/Saskatchewan  Canada by Jim Matthews

20927a
20927

KA J 13 20927
Jowett Philips from Leeds owns this car with full history.

21003a
21003

KA B 43 21003
Kim from the USA bought this car from Terry Trovato of Natchez, Mississippi in August 2000 and had it shipped to Lynn, Massachusetts. Terry had the car from 1994 to 2000. He had bought it from the person who had restored it and had it shipped from Colorado. It is believed that the car was originally imported to Canada.

21130a
21130

KA PC 43 21130
This car belongs to Samuel Rinaldi.

21141
21141

KA PC 13 21141
We know nothing of this car other than the information yielded by its original RF60 log-book that a member spotted on e-bay in 2009. It was a home market Ivory/Autumn Gold Varitone supplied to its first owner in Sidmouth, Devon, UK on 25th March 1957. The last recorded change was to its fourth owner on 1st January 1972 when the car was still in Devon, though it had spent time with its second owner across the border in Somerset. It has never previously been known to the Register, which suggests that the log-book may be all that has survived. If you know anything more, please tell the Register.

21150a
21150

KA PC 13 21150

21198
21198

KA T 23 21198

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

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.

21255

From chassis # 21255: Manumatic option available

21246a
21246

KA LD 13 21246
Andrew McGees Magnette

21251a
21251

KA LD 43 21251
A restoration project found on ebay September 2002. Meanwhile belonging to Tony Barnhill. It's a '57 RHD Varitone that will be restored with wire wheel setup.

21257a
21257

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

21266a
21266

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

21271a
21271

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

21293
21293

KA H 5 21293

Another of the CKD cars (Completely knocked down), still in SA

21294a
21294

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

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
21386a
21386

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.

21686
21686

KA TA 43 21686

The previous owner named the car Daphne. 

21700
21700

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.

21707a
21707

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

21776a
21776

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)

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,

21844a
21844

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

21924a
21924

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

21932a
21932

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.

21933a
21933

KA TE 33 21933 
Kjeld and Elin Haugaard from Denmark owned this nice green/black Varitone .After he restored the car in 1998 the car won the Danish MG.Club Pride of Ownership 2000 and also the" Ray Cain Thropy" in 2001 (annual European Z-Magnette-Day). The car was first registerd on 12.04.57 and was only for use in the summer. Sold then...

21959a
21959

KA PA 21959
First registered 12-04-1957.The car belongs to  Chris Neyrinck, Belgium. She is under restauration, and there is a lot of work to do.

21974a
21974

KA H 6 21974
This is a '57 ZB used only for Sunday trips. It's a LHD painted in Moorland Green, with wire wheels, MGB engine and overdrive. Mr. Eddy Lepez is the fourth owner and lives near Brugge, Belgium.
(The letter H in the chassis no. indicates this car as a C.K.D. Finish = completely knocked down. These were assembled on their destination).

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

22037a
22037

Sweden KA TT 33 22037
A picture as it  was when I bought it ca 1996. It still looks the same with some additional dust ...
Harald Sonesson

22081a
22081

KA PA 33 22081
Danish car. May 23rd 1957. First owner took it to Turkey, Spain, Berlin, Yugoslavia, Paris , Nordkap. Several owners.  Now belongs to Paul Dalkov, who as had it for 3 years as daily transportation.

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

22261a
22261


Was delivered to the USA. During the 90's shipped to the Netherlands and stripped for restoration. The owner died and the car was bought in boxes from Udo Scheidemantel in Germany, who restored her. Belongs to Jutta & Jürgen Reinthal since July 2006 who enjoy to drive this lovely saloon in the countryside nearby.

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.

22300a
22300

KA J 43 22300
Bought off E-Bay. Came from West Virginia. Runs, and drives, but rusty.
Rob Meier, Ohio, USA

22319a
22319

KA L 43 22319
As you can see from the picture this Magnette is pushed so far into the garage it has occupied for the last 28 years. It is my first car, purchased in 1964 as a 1958 model. I could not bear to part with it and now view it as a retirement project. 
Charles Young, Richmond,Virginia,USA

22348
22348

KA BJ 23 22348

 

22356a
22356

KA BJ 33 22356
First registered 23.08.1957. 
1957 Dealer demonstration car in Basel (CH)
1958-1998 first owner
1995-1998 Restored 
since 1999 in the hands of Jean Marie Kohler

22378a
22378

KA PC 33 22378
This Car was built 3-9 April 1957. Exterior in Ivory and Autumn Red and later repainted Black. It has not been in traffic for almost 40 years. It now has a new owner who will restore it.

Update 2017: Nowin forme glory and owned by Peter Lemke,Germany

22404a
22404

  KA U 14 22404

22413a
22413

KA A 43 22413
We've had this car for forty years and hate to part with it, but must do so. It is in Granby, Connecticut.  It is in tough shape now, having been stored for so long, but I'll bet that engine will still run. The rest may be only good for parts in the long run, but that depends on the eye and skills of the beholder. I hate to part it out, but may do so next month if there is no interest in it. Shudder at the thought- I have many happy memories of this auto.  Richhard Duggan

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,

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.

22490a
22490

KA LD 43 22490
Bought car at a Palo Alto Ca. British car show from a man who lived in Sacramento, Ca.
Joel Johnson, CA, USA