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16139a
16139

KA J 13 16139
Car is in possition to begin restoration. I'm getting together parts I need and have made some progress with repair/restoration already.
Richars Wigley

22850
22850

KA PC 13 22850
John Brumpton's Varitone after a several years restoration.

29850a
29850

Germany KA BB 43 29850
This was the first Magnette I have seen and now I own two. I am the third owner. The car has undergone 100 plus hours of rust repair and metal fabrication. The car is now at the paint shop. The engine was rebuilt by Rich Medcraft as well as the carbs. Tobias Robinson, Oregon, USA. The car was sold in 2011 to Carsten Bange in Germany.

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.

7889
7889

KA A 13 7889
The car has been extensively rebuilt over the years prior to me buying it and is fitted with an MGB engine, Ford gearbox and MGA front discs as well as being retrimmed and repainted. Derek Harris, Kent

16142a
16142

KA J 13 16142
Owen Frankland from UK owns this car since more than 20 years.
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22856
22856

KA PC 13 22856
First registered May 57 sold by Universal motors grosvenor square London been off road between 1982 - 2011 spent most of its time in London Oxford and South

29886a
29886

KA C 13 29886
This is my 1958 M.G. MAGNETTE with 42,000 miles from new. Original and unrestored. 
Henry Marcus Gort, County Galway, Ireland

3033a
3055

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

8008a
8008

KA E 43 8008
Seen on ebay in 9/2005

16299
16299

KA D 23 16299

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

22861a
22861

KA PA 43 22861
A '57 ZB Varitone Magnette for sale in Tucson, Arizona. Apparently it lived in Nogales, Az just across the border from Mexico. Rust in all the right places - not too bad except rockers -  Damaged glove box and upper dash. Rough paint, but is the original (Ivory over black). Interior is rough. 

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29931

KA A 13 29931
Hertfordshire Police car twilight grey/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

3113a
3113

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

8020
8020

KA A 13 8020

Very original car owned by Steven Trovato.

16324a
16324

KA J 23 16324
1622 cc Mk III motor fitted
David Kelvin; NSW, Australia

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22867

KA A 13 22867
Essex Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

30065
30065

KA AH 5 30065

South African ckd car assembled in Durban nowbelonging to Richard Smailes

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.

8062a
8062

KA A 43 8062
I just bought it from the second owner, where it was sitting in a southern California driveway for  the last 18 years. No rust, and with a virtually perfect body. The soft parts are completely shot, but the original engine turns (it was supposedly parked for overheating). 99% complete. It is my intention to restore it to completely original, as this was the same year and type that my wife learned to drive as a teenager in the '60's. I do need a few parts and conversation with other ZA-ZB friends... leedavisone@comcast.net. Lee Davis, Albuquerque, New Mexico

16328a
16328

KA J 23 16328
See on ebay in 11/2005 restoration project

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22868

KA A 13 22868
Essex Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

30080a
30080

KA B 13 30080
Sold new by Bryants Garage, Stephenson St. Birmingham.Complete history file.Six previous owners,four from the same family.Engine rebuilt by Oselli . Owned since 1997 by  Brian Saunderson,UK, since 2010 Sheron Bewick. The car is still in superb condition with only 51,000 miles on the 'clock' from new.

3170
3170

KA J 33 3170

8072

From chassis #8072 the radiator grille changed from 8 slats per side to 7

16339a
16339

KA J 13 1339
I have been a register member since June 1982 when I bought this Twilight Grey ZA from the original owner. Now I have owned the car longer than he did and added a few small adventures. The car was registered in Gosport where I bought it and has resided in the Worthing area since then. Restoration work was done by the Shortens in the late 80s and has served over the years both as family transport and of the focus of summer outings when our sons were small. In the 90s the car was seen regularly at register events when I served as first competition secretary then chair of the register. Her last overseas trip was to the Champagne region for our 25th anniversary, and we have added 10 more years of very little use since then! She doesn t get out much these days, but she makes a once a year pilgrimage to the Goodwood Revival in September, surely the biggest period fancy dress party in the world. The picture is from the 2009 event. Steve Adlem

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22869

KA A 13 22869
Essex Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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

30084a
30084

KA B 13 30084

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.

8078a
8078

KA C 23 8078
This Magnette is so far gone it''s going to join most of the other Magnettes in M.G. heaven. It has stood under some trees for the best part of 15 years  and was rescued for parts for my MGA and the hockey sticks for a friends '54 ZA The car was taken off the road because the petrol pump failed. So the owner E.J.SANGSTER eent out and bought an MGBGT...
Anthony Bushell, NZ

16375a
16375

KA A 13 16375
Northumberland police car black/maroon prop. scrapped reg. KTY 563

22878a
22878

KA A 43 22878
This car has been under a prolonged restoration with three past owners running out of time.  It is now owned by Adrian H-Sawyer in Kemptville, Ontario for the next stage of work before being roadworthy once more.

30217a
30217

KA B 43 30217
This is a one owner car with just 79,000 original miles. Max Engel and his new bride picked the car up in Abingdon on their honeymoon in 1958. They toured the "continent" for 6 weeks then had the car shipped home to the U.S.A. I purchased the car from the original owner and her son in May 2013. I have been doing a restoration since then, trying to stay as original as possible. The car was re-painted in the original Birch grey before my purchase. I hope to be finished by early next year.
Rodger Shaver

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.

8130a
8130

KA J 13 8130
The car was re built in 1998, it got a replacement body from South Africa. It also got a lager engine from 1422cc to 1622cc.

16376a
16376

KA A 13 16376
This car belongs to Jose de Sousa in Portugal.It was converted for rallying and took part in the Peking-Paris Rally in 2007. Here is a full report....

22905
22905

KA B 13 22905

Owner of this ZB is James Dean.

30223a
30223

KA B 43 30223
The 1958 ZB is old english white. Former owner Klaron Grigsby, Ft. Lauderdale.  I also own a 1958 origional (unrestored) 55,000 mile MGA Roadster and have restored a 1964 pull handle MGB.  I am a member of the MG Classics of Jacksonville.
Drew DeCandis, Jacksonville, Florida 32259

3337
3337

KA C 13 3337
KJB 910 same as above

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

16404a
16404

KA E 23 16404
Imported to Ireland  on 7th October 1998. Fitted with MGB 1.8L engine with overdrive.

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

30267
30267

KA J 13 30267

Martin Donalds MAGNETTE.

3338
3338

KA C 13 3338
KJB 909 same as above

8278a
8278

Ireland KA J 13 8278
ebay 8/2011 in Limerick, Ireland

16416a
16416

KA E 13 16416
Seen on ebay in 10/2005 with just two owners

22988a
22988

KA TT 43 22988
Named "Geraldine" in honor of her designer. A LHD ZBV originally sold in California, in the hands of David Lively of Sacramento, California from 1983 until 2001; sold to Dewey Davis  of Little Rock Arkansas on 10 December 2001; and to me on 10 June 2002. This car features a 5-main MGB engine,Datsun 280Z 5-speed transmission, and MGB 3.9 rear axle. No longer in its original monotone color scheme, it is now in a correct ivory/autumn red color scheme. Allen Bachelder, New Castle, Virginia, USA.

30271
30271

KA J 13 30271

 First reg. 15/04/1958

3470
3470

KA C 13 3470

First registered 26/11/54

8327a
8327

KA J 13 8327
This ZA belangs to Grant Howlett  It was his grandfathers original car from new! First registered 18.06.1955 and like many others cars in twilight grey. The car spent most of it's life in England but also some years with Grant in Virginia, USA. More...

16433a
16433

KA E 23 16433
Andrew Williams from Tasmania owns this car now

23011a
23011

KA A 13 23011
Very low milage Magnette (3rd owner). Original paintwork,sills and interior,no rust ever real timewarp 25000 miles from new.
Tim Rose, Hampshire

30297a
30297

KA C 13 30297
This car belongs to Mr. Van Hecke, from Menen,South West-Flanders, on the border to France. The car has been converted to left hand drive, 

policea
3503

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

8387a
8387

KA E 23 8387
Registered to Nuffield Exports at Piccadilly first, then went through several hands, before I bought it a couple of years ago.
Has been standing for 10 Yrs.+ ( garaged ) Its in a poor condition, but about to start restoring. I think its going to be a while before I can get it back on the road.
John Robinson, North Nottinghamshire

16464a
16464

KA G 23 16464
Seen on ebay Australia in 10/2011. Needs some work....

23028a
23028

KA B 23 23028
It was first purchased by a lady who lived in Paris. It was first registered in Abingdon and sent over to Paris and was driven by an Aunt of ours who worked for it’s owner, who was an English ex-pat – hence the RHD. It was re-registered in France and as far as I know had French registration plates fitted. When the lady died, my Aunt inherited the car and eventually bought it home to Sidmouth where she was based in the UK. My Aunt wanted to use the car – it was still very serviceable – and so had to register it again for UK use. I recall that she could not get the old UK number back on the car and so was given an ‘M’ suffix plate.
My Dad had his own garage in Staffordshire and was very interested in the car. He asked my Aunt to give him first refusal should she ever wish to part with it and she agreed. I think it was in late 1981 that he eventually purchased the car from her, I do not know how much he paid for it. I was 20 or so at the time and was – as I still am - interested in cars.
I recall the car being in basically very sound condition. I think it needed some welding underneath, but no paint work. As it had been run and used all its life it showed signs of age but nothing serious. We (Dad and I did much of the work on Saturday afternoons together) had new carpets made, they were a good quality ‘wilton’ made by a local coach trimmer. We took off various black painted parts – the airbox etc – and sent them to be stove enamelled. The rear bumper was a bit bent and along with the irons, had to put back into shape, I think it and the front were re-chromed as well. We took the radiator shell to Sheffield to have a dent knocked out and re-plated. All pretty much standard fayre for a car of that era that had been in daily use for 25 years.
I do remember that when I took the carpets out of the boot, the original pressed aluminium number plates (from Abingdon) were sandwiched between the carpet and the sound proofing felt and that they had left an imprint in the carpet. I don’t recall what happened to them.
Dad could not get the original number back from DVLA by then and so found an old Triumph Herald that was a rust bucket and took the number off that. Dad’s name was Neville Taylor.
The photos attached are from June 1982, That is Dad and a very longstanding employee at his garage.  It was a lovely solid car to drive, it had the original radio in it with light and a needle and what felt like damped knobs. It was not concours but it was a lovely clean and honest car to take out on high days and holidays. Dad died in late 1983 we sold the car a man in Cheltenham. David Taylor

30409a
30409

KA J 43 30409
Ken Kittleson's ZB

3528a
3528

KA E 13 3528
Seen on ebay in 04/2005

8399a
8399

KA E 23 8399
Seen on ebay in 01/2008 unfinished restoration
Glasgow, Scotand

16493a
16493

23046a
23046

KA C 13 23046
Older restoration. Was for sale spring 2002. Now the pride of Barry Alexander, Devizes, UK

30439
30439

KA A 1330439

3644a
3644

KA E 33 3644
Very good original in all details. Belonging to Kalle Meischner from Stockholm, Sweden

8420a
8420

KA E 33 8420
This 1955 ZA was bought in 1989 by the current owner Peter & Dorthe Beck from Denmark. This car was delieverd new to denmark and had only two owners before.

16518a
16518

KA J 43 16518
Ebay 1/2010: "This car is original unrestored not running it needs complete restoration. The motor is not seized."
Looking at the stripes I guess the car had a hard life

23080
23080

KATE 43 23080

Restoration project of garon Curtis.

30520a
30520

KA BB 13 30520
First registered 22.04.1958. 
MGB 1800 engine now fitted along with servo. 4 previous owners, last in Walsall, before that the car was in Bournmouth.
Now belonging to Paul Dorrington, Cornwall, UK

3666
3666

KA J 33 3666

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.

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.

23108
23108

KA BJ 13 23108

1800cc 5 Bearing Engine: 5 Speed Gearbox: Front Disc Brakes: Rear Indicators

30574a
30574

KA T 23 30574
Seen on ebay in 06/2006: The car was first registered in Jersey on 16th January 1959. It came from England where its registration number was UGY 376

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

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8430

KA A 13 8430
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

16704
16704

KA A 23 16704

23152a
23152

KA A 33 23152
Dr. Furnato from Tokyo own this car.

30622a
30622

KA J 23 30622
A rhd ZB in France.

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

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8431

KA A 13 8431
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

16722a
16722

KA A 13 16722
A photo of my Magnette taken some years ago, Unfortunately it has deteriorated over the years.
Colin Blake, Dorset,

23180a
23180

Luxembourg KA L 23 23180
For sale in Luxembourg 2009. Original home-market car

30737
30737

KA BJ 13 30737

First registered 19/05/1958.Now in Scotland

3829
3829

KA C  33 3829

For sale in 6/2013

8476a
8476

KA J 13 8476
This was a twilight grey with grey leather interior and red carpets Magnette of Trevor Jones. Scrapped.

16761a
16761

KA A 13 16761
Seen on ebay in April 2008

23228a
23228

KA A 43 23228
A 1957 ZB. An absolutely rust-free Western car (southern California and Arizona) that was restored with a rebuilt original engine. It has a lower-gear-ratio MGA rear for better highway cruising but it still accelerates nicely.

30739a
30739

KA BJ 13 30739
Currently under restoration in Kent by Robert Hudd.

3844a
3844

KA C 33 3844
Hubert Fackler owns this car since 1958! This picture shows him with the first owner and the salesman.

8495a
8495

KA C 11 8495
This car once belonged to Malcolm Garret. After he passed away the car was bought by his friend Paul Hill, who names the car
 '''Malcolm Magnette''.

16772
16772

KA D 43 16772
One of six Magnettes on a scrapyard in Arizona that were to be crushed at the end of July 2004

23244a
23244

KA L 43 23244
California car off the road for 18 years. It is in the process of restoration, I hope to sort the mechanicals and get it repainted before too long. I have learned from the website
Rodger Shaver, ID, USA

30791
30791

KA PA 13 30791

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

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.

8530a
8530

KA J 13  8530
Seen on ebay in 9/2005

16815a
16815

Seen on ebay in 03/2006

23247
23247

KA L 43 23247
1957 MG Magnette Street Rod - Mild Custom
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30821
30821

KA L 23 30821

4038a
4038

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

8533a
8533

KA C 13 8533
First registered 14 June 1955, now belonging to  John Weston-Smith, Stafford, UK