Built 1955

Magnettes from chassis 4332 to 13256 built

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10114
10114

KA C 13 10114

Acquired in January 2016, I am the third registered owner of SFD 355, the first having kept her for some 40 years and the second for 20 years. Currently undergoing some light restoration in all the usual areas

10191a
10191

KA G 13 10191
Built on 25. 11. 1955. Was on ebay in 12/2005

10263a
10263

KA J 13 10263
A beautiful restored ZA owned by the former Register's Registrar David Johnson.

10277a
10277

KA A 23 10277
Unused since 1985, rotten underneath but purchased May 2004, with the intention of installing a Rover V8 and using for club racing and possible Targa NZ. 
Ray Green, New Zealand 

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10280

KA A 13 10280
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped

10310a
10310

KA A 13 10310
Originally a rhd home market car but for several years now in Austria. Was for sale on ebay in 8/2005

10311
10311

KA A 13 10311

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

10450a
10450

KA B 43 10450
Originally sold in the USA, shipped to Ireland probably in the late 50's/early 60's by a returning emigrant. I bought the car a year ago and am currently rebuilding it as it was lying partly dismantled in a barn for over 20 years.
Randall Wharton, Ireland

10468a
10468

KA A 23 10468
Stan Ball's 'Spares Car'and its fate is bleak [Non original colours]

10502a
10502

KA B 13 10502
4 previous owners. Mileage 61,000, believed genuine
John Rees, UK

10564a
10524

KA A 23 10524
Seen on ebay Australia July 2009

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

10544

From chassis # 10544 Fuel filler cap lock reversed to original push-button

10557a
10557

KA L 13 10557

10592a
10592

KA A 13 10592
This car was for sale in 2007

10627a
10627

KA A 13 10627
This particular car has had only two owners from new and has been in the current ownership since 1978. These upgrades include the fitment of a more powerful ZB engine; front disc brakes; Spax shock absorbers; halogen headlamps; indicators rather than trafficators; generator to alternator conversion and the fitment of a stainless steel exhaust.
It has also been fitted with a sophisticated Tracker anti-theft system with a lifetime subscription. So if it ever does get stolen, the police will always be able to find it via the magic of satellite tracking technology – whatever would Palmer have made of that!

10702a
10702

KA C 13 10702
Maroon  ZA that was the title on MG WORLD in June 2000. Imported to Germany in 2001.

10728a
10728

KA G 13 10728
Attached is a photo of our Magnette arriving at our home.  She is very dirty and full of red dust.  We collected her from Western NSW. Bought to Australia about 7 years ago.  Royal Tan in color which appears to be original.  This colour was not an Australian colour. All original except for vinyl seatcoverings needs some restoration .  Bob Towns.

10872a
10872

KA E 23 10872
I bought this car on ebay unseen and drove it from Newcastle to Sheffield without clutch hydraulics most of the way! My mission is to keep it running and to slowly improve it.

10873a
10873

KA E 23 10873
Seen on ebay 12/05 in Newton, Australia

10900
10900

KA E 13 10900

10965a
10965

KA A 13 10965
One of Shorten's cars

11049a
11049

KA A 13 11049
Currently painted Jaguar Indigo Dark Blue and fitted with an MGB 1798 Engine No BP15GA/11285 and overdrive gear box. Known as "Puff the Magnette Dragon", he is in daily use with a rear baby seat fitted to transport our 21 month old son, Cameron. We use the car every day if possible as we strongly believe that they were all built to be used rather than kept in barns! Cara MacColl

11184a
11184

KA E 13 11184
Apparently sat for 30 years in underground car park in East London. Obtained by garage. No paperwork. Engine number on bulkhead differs (BP 15GA/10947). Registration mark  shows as RYP 457 but not registered at DVLA. Anyone have any knowledge of this car's real history? Needs restoration which I'm doing despite limited knowledge and inability to drive.Sue Hanson, Essex

11207a
11207

KA D 23 11207
Bought in Perth in 2006 as fortune improved and as it was licenced, it seemed a good way to get a Magnette to drive in, at short order.
Chris Gray, Perth, Western Australia

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11233

KA A 13 11233
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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11234

KA A 13 11234
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

11260

Chassis # 11260: Screenwash bottle and pump modified (external pump)

11373
11373

KA A 41 11373

California

11438a
11438

KA A 13 11438
Magnette with MGB 1950cc ENGINE, DISC BRAKES, ALTERNATOR, OILCOOLER, COIL OVER SHOCKS FRONT SUSPENSION, KONI REAR SUSPENSION
Bought in 2012 by Peter Guest, Farnborough (previously owned by Mike Bean)

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11439

KA A 13 11439

Now owned by Ray Holtzapple in Texas (previously owned by Jiim Basque)

11469a
11469

KA A 23 11469
I finally have my car back on the road again. A few minor tidy up jobs remain but all in all the car is performing well after being off the road for 25 years. I intend putting a 3.9:1 diff in it to improve cruise performance and maybe down the road a pair of 1.5 inch carbs and an extractor exhaust. I cannot make too many changes as I have registered the car as Historic for the Sydney MG Car Club. Brian Woolmer

11473a
11473

KA A 13 11473

11492a
11492

Unites States of America KA  E 43 11492
Rusting away in Firebaugh, CA, United States

11510a
11510

KA D 13 11510
It underwent a total restoration some years ago and is extremely sound and tidy although not concourse. Austin Graham, England

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11555

KA E 13 11555
David Page's ZA RAS 882 fitted with wire wheels, disc brakes and 1622 engine

11615a
11615

KA A 23 11615
For sale on ebay 11/2008

11712a
11712

KA B 23 11712
Purchased car from elderly gentleman who had her sitting for last 6or 7 years. After a weeks tinkering have had car relicenced and intend to use her as my run about. Car is very original and runs a treat. I am in the process of making a few modifications to modernize him (Basil). 3.9 diff, Toyota 5 speed, and a slightly warm bored out MGB 1960cc (No hammering or drilling holes)
Andrew Murdoch, Australia

11739a
11739

KA B 33 11739
This is an original Italian Magnette, sold by the importer of Florence and Rome  1956 license plate, I am the fifth owner, and the car is restored and marching. was originally gray birch, then was painted ivory MG. The last owner was a chief electrician of CINECITTA, and used it as the main drive, now I just change the two bumpers and other chrome.
Roberto Martinangeli

11740

From chassis # 11740: Additional soundproofing felt added

11793a
11793

KA D 13 11793
Parts car belonging to Sonja & Yves Rommes from Luxembourg. Going to be scrapped...

11831a
11831

KA L 23 11831
Seen on ebay in 12/2005

11832a
11832

  KA D 13 11832

11840
11840

KA A 13 11840

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

11876a
11876

KA A 33 11876
'Mauro Benzoni's little treasure

11877
11877

KA A 33 11877

This car, running in Italy belongs to Marco Davide.

11948a
11948

KA E 13 11948
This car has only done 22600 miles from new and has spent the last 20 years in a container in the Welsh Valleys. Its grim but solid, apart from the usual lower door and wing corrosion.
Terry Drinkwater

11972
11972

KA E 13 11972

First reg. 1/DECEMBER/1955

12003a
12003

KA C 23 12003
This '55 ZA belongs to Rod Byrne from  South Australia

12031a
12031

KA C 43 12031
My car was build in 1956 (first registered 30-6-1956), went to the US and came to The Netherlands in 1999 I believe. I bought the car in 2000 from an MG specialist in Friesland. The car has been resprayed in the US and got another reconditioned engine this year. I still have the original engine and I think this one will come back in the car sometime in the future. Hans Lubberding

12034a
12034

Norway KA C 33 12034
LHD, Export Damask Red Maroon , built  15 - 17 November
1955, despatched 22 November 1955, rescued from a scrapyaed by Halvor Arne Asland, Norway

12036

From chassis # 12036: Rear bumper overriders modified

12304a
12304

KA A 23 12304
Lots of mods: 1930cc HRG Derrington head 45DCOE Webers ,295cam gives over 100bhp at wheels. Gear box either BMC c/r or ToyotaT3 5spd, divided prop shaft to banjo axle choice of 4.3, 4.55, 4.9 Tops out at about 185kph. MGB V8 discs & Princess 2pot callipers, adjustable sway bar, 400lb coils.Bilsteins all round. Rear end cambered down, track rods & Panhard rod. Quaife LSD  Has been competing here for it's whole life!! Regards, Neil. Goodwin

12321a
12321

KA A 43 12321
Was for sale in 03/2004

12326a
12326

KA A 33 12326
First registered on 19.05.1956 in the Netherlands. The third owner scrapped the car in 1996.

12441a
12441

KA C 41 12441
It's in my family from 1970(aprox), my brother buy when I was a child and all the family lives in Tijuana (the city of Mexico border whit San Diego California U. S.) he only use the car for 8 or 10 years. On 1999 I buy the car to my brother, in very bad conditions, don't have motor, transmission, and the interior uff! I bring the car to La Paz and stared the reconstruction.
Luis Benito,  La Paz, Baja California Sur state, México

12446a
12446

KA C 33 12446
In the early 1970's this Magnette belonged to Bart Spoelstra, who was the owner of the MG Workshop in The Hague The picture was taken in 1974 during a meeting of the Dutch MG-clubs at the Zandvoort Circuit. The Dutch registrar Henk Kroese confirmed that the car is still running after a complete restoration in 1995. It's creme over light green  The car was assembled in Durban/South Africa (which might explain the sun visor!) and imported to the Netherlands in 1971 and later converted to LHD. It is said to be a '55 ZB what must be a mistake as ZB's were introduced as late as autumn 1956. 

12466a
12466

KA C 13 12466
It has done a genuine 27k miles from new. It was owned by a lady in Dorset most of its life and then went to Reading - that chap used it in Holland for a while before returning home - he sold it to his neighbour who in 1988 fitted 2 new floors and had the car resprayed/new brakes etc - his wife drove the car a few times and decided she didnt like it as the heater was not good enough ! So it was put in their garage and left there until my fiancee (Sara) bought the car for me. I have fallen in love with them both ! Gobby, Cornwall, UK

12583
12583

 KA B 13 12583

Now owned by Philip Thompson in Hampshire, it was completely restored 2016-2019 and is fitted with an Ivor Searle MGB engine/gearbox

12681a
12681

KA E 13 12681
Jeffrey Bridges's ZA just back on the road

12728a
12728

KA E 13 12728
Seen on ebay 5/2007

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12769

KA A 13 12769
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

12833a
12833

KA C 23 12833
This maroon  ZA Magnette was built in 1955. She was imported to Germany in the late 80's. Now she is properly registered as a historical Car. She is quite original and drives well. Some time ago, a new beige leather interior was fitted.

12864a
12864

KA E 43 12864
ebay 9/2008:
1956 MG Magnette ZA This car was restored over 10 years ago. I bought this car from a MG dealer and I don't know much history except it was completely restored to a very nice level and then it sat out with a tarp over it for years.

12866a
12866

KA B 43 12866
Seen on ebay 09/2004

12874a
12874

KA L 23 12874
The car is a New Zealand-new model, first registered here in December 1957. It has spent all its life around Christchurch, Timaru and Dunedin in the South Island, but I have just driven it to my home in Auckland, a distance of nearly 700 miles covered in two days with no problems. The car is currently fitted with a 1622cc engine and flashing indicators, but otherwise seems fairly original and unmolested. I'll try to keep it that way.The picture was taken on the shores of Lake Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand, en route from Christchurch to Auckland. Colin Heald

12936a
12936

KA J 43 12936
ebay 12/2004: "Very nice excellant parts car, and is pretty much complete. Body is in rough condition though from dents. This is an Arizona car, very little rust. This auto has been sitting for several years. Owner has owned this location for almost 40 years. Williams is the Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Very little yearly moisture. "

12974a
12974

KA A 13 12974
Seen on ebay 9/2005

12995a
12995

KA A 13 12995
Car featured in  Popular Classics Feb. 1991. Is she still around?

13029a
13029

KA A 13 13029
Seen on ebay

13064
13064

KA J 13 13064
Seen on ebay January 2011, but now owned by Stephen Best in Durham, and in different paintwork. First Registered 23 March 1956. Believed to have had bare body restoration by John Shorten 1990-1992, and completely re-upholstered at that time. Fitted with 5-speed gearbox, disc brakes and servo

13072a
13072

KA J 13 13072
First registered on 16.03.56. This rhd ZA is in Germany now since a couple of years.

13084
13084

KA J 13 13084
John Blouet-Smits Magnette was first registered 09.01.1956

13088
13088

 KAJ 13/13088

Owned in 2018 by Darshan Mukesh Sanghvi in Kolkata, India

13180a
13180

KA B 13 13180
Ebay 07/2008: This car was rebuilt in Scotland, many years ago around 1985, driven for less than 1 year and then dry stored in a garage for the next 20 years. It came out of storage around 6 years ago and was put back on the road.

13188a
13188

KA B 13 13188
John Hale's "ZaZa". Believed to be sold to Japan.

4332

First car in 1955 (approximate)

4531a
4531

KA E 23 4531
Seen on ebay Australia in 11/2007

4538a
4538

KA E 31 4538
Picture from the Swedish archive

4552a
4552

KA E 33 4552
Was for sale Oct. 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden. First registered 01.01.1955

4660a
4660

KA A 13 4660
First reg. 26.01.1955

4678a
4678

KA E 23 4678
Car bought maybe for spares but too good to pull apart. Current colour maroon but was midgreen. I'm going to restore this in prpbably ivory colour with red interior.
Nick Baker, Australia

4742a
4742

KA J 13 4742

4767a
4767

KA C 23 4767
Ron Jillard brought his car out of the garage on a reasonable day in a Canberra winter.(Well looks much better than many of Europe's summer days). The car has an MGA engine, MG B MK 1 gearbox & overdrive No 4, and MG A 4.3 diff.

4776a
4776

KA _ 13 4776
Supplied and used around North Devon now based in Cornwall. The printed body no. excludes a colour reference (supplied in primer?) and was purchased by the current owners in the original cream paint, now re-sprayed twilight grey

4843a
4843

KA A 43 4843
This car was owned until mib 2010 by the first owner. Read the story....

4930a
4930

  KA C 33 4930
A Swedish Car spotted by Göron Jonsson.

4936a
4936

KA C 33 4936
Per Malmros spotted this car for sale on the internet in May 2010

4981a
4981

KA A 23 4981
Acquired recently on generous terms from a club member , car is complete but requires a complete restoration, although corrosion is in check and these repairs are reasonably straightforward. Purchased by the previous owner six years previously with engine BP15GA5875. Now very faded Maroon, traces of the original gloss black may be evident around the ventilator box. Inner wing bears a P&R Williams, Sydney & Newcastle lubrication plate. Body stamp may be a typographical @ says: BMGA 4931. Has a full wooden dash rather than the expected tin-top. Andrew Bailey, NSW, Australia

4994a
4994

KA A 43 4994
'55 ZA rusting away in Loch Sheldrake N.Y.

5079a
5079

KA A 23 5079
Restoration project of Davies Digger, Queensland

5137a
5137

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

5283a
5283

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

5307a
5307

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

5327a
5327

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.

5367a
5367

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

5405
5405

KA C 33 5405

Standing in a barn since 1977, now under restoration.

5510a
5510

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.

5650a
5650

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.

5684a
5684

KA A 13 5684
Seen on ebay in 8/2004