Built 1958

Magnettes from chassis 27637 to 37101 built

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37055
37055

 KA BJ 13 37055

One of the last Z Magnettes produced, acquired in 2019 by John Tudgay in Monmouth

36553
36553

 KABJ13/36553

Bought in 2018 by David in Suffolk, having been restored by the previous owner about 20 years earlier but used very little since then. Interestingly it appears to be a factory Varitone model, but with the small rear window 

32973
32973

 KAT21/32973

Now owned by Rhys Timms in Victoria, Australia

33756
33756

 KAB41/33756

Now owned by Tristan Cook in Arizona, USA

31547
31547

 KADD13/31547

Owned by Alan Ashmead since 2017

 

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35576

 KAA21/35576

Now owned by Andrew Williams in Australia

32210
32210

 KAE 32210

Bought in 2017 by Bruce Greaves, and fitted with a 1622cc engine

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36587

 KABB13 36587

Restored by Richard Willis in 2013, and now owned by David Wass in Yorkshire

 

36224
36224

KA T 11 36224

Imported from USA in 1997 Keeper Then a John Richardson then aMr. Derek Shaw. Supercharged Original colour was Island green. Build Date Nov./ Dec 1958 Unable to find any other history from USA

28033
28033

KA BJ 13 28033

1st registered to Mrs P V Deakin, Eye,69 Suffolk

29417
29417

KA J 13 29417

 Now owned by John Roker in Victoria, Australia

37667
37667

KA A 43 37667

Restored 1980 by Carroll Davis for daughter Peggy; won NAMGAR Premier 1983; purchased 2014 Roger and Lib Riggles; purchased Dan and John Suter Apr 2016.

33355
33355

KA A 11 33355

First registered 19.08.1958. Now under restoration by Andreas Schweighofer.

36447
36447

KA L 41 36447

Purchased thru Gateway Classic Cars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL in June, 2017
John Botts

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31125

KAC11 31125

Now owned by Mark Bacchus (purchased 2017)

 

36444
36444

KAA21 36444

Now owned by Brian Braithwaite in Australia

34686
34686

KA BJ 13 34686

Previously a UK car showing only 16000 miles, now owned by Hank & Cindy Mauel in the USA

 

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28508

 KAJ13 28508

Purchased in 2016 by Tony Alden

 

36773
36773

KA L 33 36773

Original car found in Sweden. First registered in '58

30821
30821

KA L 23 30821

34125
34125

KA T 11 34125

 

30271
30271

KA J 13 30271

 First reg. 15/04/1958

30737
30737

KA BJ 13 30737

First registered 19/05/1958.Now in Scotland

29790
29790

KA BJ __ 29790

 

32279
32279

KA H 41 32279

 

33003
33003

KA J 41 33003

Originaly sold by Montclair Motors in Montclair, NJ

36791
36791

KA BB 43 36791

Recently bought this car in Pennsylvania, originally registered in Washington State. Last on the road in 2002, suffered from poor storage since. Will bring it back to its original monotone grey. Fifth Magnette I have owned, including #23463 in this Gallery.
JIm Basque

36830
36830

KA AA 43 36830

32 years in California

31931
31931

KA L 41 31931

5M supercharged 1800. T9 5 speed

35476
35476
32976
32976

KA B 21 32976

31946
31946

KA A 41 31946

As far as I can tell I am the 3rd owner. I know that the car was originally deliverd to a dealership in Conneticut. 

32710
32710

KA AA 13 32710

Seen on ebay: The car was imported from the UK in 1988, and kept by the same owner until recently, He brought the car to Tampa Florida and used the car up until 1994, when he took the car off the road to restore the vehicle to its former glory, it has been dry stored over the last 22 years and has had the interior completely redone to a very good standard, all though he never got round to the body work, Car starts on the button, and Chrome is excellent.

28228a
28228

KA LA 13 28228

Condition seemed really quite good. Stored for many years.

28296
28296

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.

36420
36420

KA A 11 36420

This car had been stored outside (and still is, in a field) apparently for some time. It looks to be in generally very poor health.There is quite serious corrosion on most panels and the floor looks completely shot.
29163
29163

KA L 13 29163

35298
35298

KA BJ 13 35298

Last used in the Notts area for many years before being passed to a gentleman in Northamptonshire and stored for a few years. I purchased the car in 2015 for a "project" with one floor/sill removed, but otherwise complete.
I am currently rebuilding PFY 433  hoping to return it  to a roadworthy condition.

 

30439
30439

KA A 1330439

28428
28428

KA BJ 23 28428

Needs some work...

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.

35474
35474

KA L D 13 35474

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

35522
35522

KA BJ 13 35522

 

28241
28241

KA BJ 13 28241

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

29778
29778

KA H 5 29778

 

30791
30791

KA PA 13 30791

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

27915
27915

KA H 5 27915

One of the CKD cars assambled in Durban, SA

31067
31067

KA 31067

With Borg Warner T 35 Automatic!

30065
30065

KA AH 5 30065

South African ckd car assembled in Durban nowbelonging to Richard Smailes

28690
28690

KA T 43 28690

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

 

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?

32910
32910

KA PP 13 32910

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

37004
37004

KA AA 33 37004

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

28249
28249

  KA BB 33 28249

Tomas Jaksch from Sweden owns this one.

27948
27948

KA L 43 27948

Michael Mitchell in California owns this car.

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35260

  KA TU 13 35260
Colin Jones' Magnette

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34972

KA T 41 34972
For sale in 1/2014

33049
33049

KA LD 13 33049

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

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

27958
27958

KA L  13 27958

A nice restored car witk sliding roof!

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

 

 

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

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

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29847

KA BB 23 29847

You may think this is the wrong car in this gallery, but this car started as a Magnette and is "rebodied". Read the full story...

36622
36622

KA CC 33 36622

This car was first regitered in Sweden on 11.03.1959. Photo taken during Skandinaviskt MG Meeting in Lundsbrunn 1998. Ingrid and Anders Bäcklund with family.

37100a
37100

KA CC 13 37100
This is proboably the youngest excisting Magnette, built during the week 18th-24th December 1958. It left the factory on 1st January 1959.
Last chassis no. build was 37101.

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37099

KA A 13 37099
Lancashire Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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37098

KA A 13 37098
Lancashire Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

37093a
37093

KA FC 33 37093
Picture found somewhere on the web. If you recognize your car, please contact the webmaster.

37085a
37085

KA FC 13 37085
A nice ZB Varitone

37061a
37061

  KA BJ 13 37061
Owned by David Watson

37044a
37044

KA LD 13 37044
A late Varitone imported from England to Germany in 2000, where she had several owners. She's now staying in Northern Germany with Jens and Helga Evers in the outskirts of Hamburg. Jens is going to bring her back to her former glory.

37037a
37037

 

KA LD 13 37037
Blue Varitone first registered 2 Jan 1959, and still with original interior and period-accessory 'Ace Mercury' wheel trims. It was repainted in 2006, but has never required full restoration due to the care lavished by its second owner, Tony Sanger. He kept the car for 32 years until I bought it in 2003, after it appeared as the main photo subject in a Practical Classics article.  Stephen Tickell, Surrey UK

 

37017a
37017

 

KA TU 13 37017
Geof Hartland's ZBV YEL 411  fitted with brake servo and disc brakes. Has overcome heater problems by fitting a Rover 216 heater

 

37002a
37002

 

KA A 33 37002
This car was delievers to Sweden originally in black, repainted brown/beige by Björn-Eric Lindh in the early 7o's. It was his everyday car for many years, named "MariGold". This picture was taken in 1976!
Now owned by a man in Skane who will restore it and repaint it black.

 

36997a
36997

 

KA AA 43 36997
The previous owner inherited the car from his father-in-law  who was a professor of American Studies at the University of California in Santa Cruz and bought the car in 1962.
Now in the hands of Mark Hoyer, CA, USA

 

36970a
36970

KA JJ 13 36970
90% complete and running, but the restoration will presumably take some time.
Trevor Panter from Gloucestershire

36939a
36939

KA LL 43 36939
This much loved 1958 Red on Maroon Varitone is cared for and driven by Sue and Pockets Knipe of Camano Island, WA, USA.  Our Magnette was originally a monotone Varitone painted a pale blue-grey.  The previous owners include Mickey Harnett (SD) who restored her engine and electronics and G. W. Hardy (TX).  Sue & Pockets bought her in June 2009 and now enjoy taking her on the back roads of the Pacific Northwest.
Sue & Pockets Knipe

36918a
36918

KA TT 43 36918
This restoration project belongs to John Swyers from USA. He wrotes:
The current (original?) motor is rusting in the trunk.  I will put a different motor in it until I make some headway on the restoration.

36820a
36820

KA AA 43 36820
Purchased in 6/02 after 21 years of non use, it now runs and drives. Hope to have total restoration complete by sometime in 2007.
Jim Barcley, Oregon, USA

36756a
36756

KA LL 43 36756
California Veritone last registered 1993. Lee Brannen was looking for an engine for his ZB when heI came accross this car.He restored it and it's now in the hands of Ray Andruk of Hanson MA U.S.A.
The car was shipped accross the US on an open 18 wheel truck and the driver said she got more attention than any other car he has ever shipped. Ray and his father are old MGB guys and this will be Ray's first 'family' MG.

36735a
36735

 

KA TT 43 36735
Ebay 1/2012: This one still has its original singular 'Island green' cellulose paint ..This is a 'project'..unused for many decades ..and will consequentlky need fiull restoration..The car is very sound and solid with the exception of the floors ..all of which are thin (and have some holes) due to beinmg left outside for decades with the carpets and jute underlay in place ..the trunk floor also needs some metal work ..The lower front fenders and doors like rest for car have original paint and are free of corrosion ..the chromework is bright and solid..the interior is original and in very poor condition..all the leather cracked and dry..no attempt has been made to start the car, but the engine turns freely  ..recorded mileage (under 100,000) believed original

 

36658a
36658

KA T 11 36658
I believe it was first registered Jan 59.  Original colour island green, original owner had it for 26 years, lived in Charlton, London. I'm using it as my daily driver at present and loving every mile. 
Mark Gray, Kent, UK

36601a
36601

KA PC 13 36601
John Murphy's '58 Varitone 

36588a
36588

KA JJ 13 36588
For sale on ebay in June 2010

36534a
36534

KA LL 43 36534
ebay 01/2008: all original, garage kept, not running, Motor disassembled

36517a
36517

KA TU 13 36517
Dutch  ZBV of John Kusters. A lovely example in green/green.

36439a
36439

KA T 11 36439
Paul Gray's future project.

36374a
36374

KA __ 43 36374
Belonged to Jim Arps, Texas, now to John Shoemaker ,Pennsylvania, USA

36364
36364

KA BJ 33 36364
Your webmaster with his Varitone. I bought this car when we started as a family and the MGA was too small. Since then it's in daily use and we all enjoy driving in the airsmoothed style!

36349a
36349

KA BJ 13 36349
This picture is from 1964 when I acquired the car. 100,000 miles and 40 years storage later I still own her and start to restore now.
John Clark

36278a
36278

KA J 21 36278
The last ZB to be imported to Sri Lanka.  Dr.Vickum Senanayake is going to restore her to her former glory. 
Here are more pictures

36225a
36225

KA T 11 36225
Finished in rare and very attractive 'Island Green' this example retains its carefully refurbished original bottle green leather interior and dark green wheels. The interior wooden dash and headlining are also in good condition. According to the vendor, the car has been the subject of a sympathetic restoration by the last two owners, using new parts from world-renowned ZB specialists John and Lou Shorten. It is understood (but not warranted that) over £10,000 has been spent returning this car to it's prime - money well spent judging by it's crisp handling. The vendor also states that “a complete doors off, windows out re-spray, new screen rubbers and Waxoyling making this the ideal car for classic rallying - Nancy Mitchell was very successful in a ZB back in the 1950s – or continental touring.

36219a
36219

KA T 11 36219
Seen on ebay in 11/2007

36145a
36145

KA __ 15 36145
First reg. 02.12.1958. Identification number says it was delievred "primed".

36082a
36082

Australia KA C 21 36082
Rod Smith's ZB

36079a
36079

 

KA C 11 36079
I have owned it since Sept 2000, and have completed a few cosmetic jobs - recarpeted, rechromed, resealed underneath, added correct headlamps, renewed boot lining, added brake servo, added flashing indicators with hazard warning, had leather repaired and recoloured. Now in very nice condition to original spec (it had been structurally and mechanically rebuilt and resprayed damask red in late 1990s by previous owner). It won 2nd prize Pride of Ownership at Norwich 2001.
Bob Hough, Dorset, England

 

36078a
36078

KA _ 11 36078
This is when I got it after spending the last 6years in a garage now under restoration
Christopher Sharpe, UK

35983a
35983

KA AA 33 35983
First registrated in Sweden March 10, 1959. Since then 8 Swedish owners. Imported to Denmark 2008.
Now in the hands of Rikke Nissen, Denmark

35976a
35976

KA PA 13 35976