Built 1956

Magnettes from chassis 13257 to 20641 built

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20595
20595

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

20557
20557

KA TA 13 20557

Was Green/Black now Ivory/Maroon.
Andrew Coster

20354a
20354

KA J 13 20354
For sale in Nov. '05

20327
20327

KA J 43 20327

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

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

20218a
20218

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

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

20110a
20110

KA BJ 13 20110

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

19768a
19768

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

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

19640a
19640

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

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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

19608a
19608

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

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

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.

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

19385
19385

KA PA 13 19385

 

19255
19255

KA_ _ 19255

19200
19200

KA J 13 19200

david & Jean Thoms' Magnette

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

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.

19181a
19181

  KA A 13 19181
Originally a Canadian car (owned by Alistair Black in Vancouver), it was brought "back home" to England  in 2013  by David Greaves, then purchased in 2017 by Ian Sykes, who lives in Gloucestershire

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

19129a
19129

  KA L 43 19129
Seen on ebay 02/2004

19082a
19082

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

19078
19078

KA B 43 19078

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

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.

18759

First car with Manumatic (general production only from 21225)

18708

From chassis # 18708:Varitone option available

18701a
18701

KA E 13 18701
Seen on ebay in 4/2007

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

18577

First "outright"  ZB September 1956

18512a
18512

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

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.

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.

18243a
18243

KA L 13 18243
John W. Barker's ZA

18234a
18234

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

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.

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

18101

Between cars 18101 and 18577, a series of Hybrid ZA/ZBs werde built, as the new ZB modifications were introduced.  The hybrids incorporated all or some of the ZB improvements

18026a
18026

Sweden KA J 23 18026
RHD,  imported to Sweden in 1997 but has not been in traffic for a couple of years.

18014
18014

KA B 23 18014
This racing ZA is a 1955 modell owned by Martin Cutler from Sydney, Australia.
The car is coming out of Honda Corner on the now demolished Amaroo park raceway north west of Sydney. 
Only modifications for racing was to take off the hub cabs.

17802a
17802

KA T 32 17802
I am sending photos of the " before and after" restoration project of the MG. Actually I brought the MG back to its original condition and thereafter neglected it very unfortunately. I have however started the Re - Restoration of same and I hope to finish it and have it road worthy once again by the end of the year. You will see from the pic's it was a major job that I performed the first time round. This time however the magnitude is far less I am sure.
Gihan Salgado, Colombo, Sri Lanka

17791
17791

KA T 23 17791
ZA build on 3.7.56 and delievered to Australia, where it is now located in Queensland.

17758a
17758

KA L 43 17758
The car was an export model purchased in the UK by its original owner with the intention of exporting back to the US. I purchased the car from the estate of a wealthy doctor who used it as his summer car on Long Island, NY. I am its second owner. Apart from a re-spray it has never been restored. I guess he got tired of the original grey - I would too as it is a bit drab! The car was always pampered and has so little rust it's unbelievable. I won't ever restore it as I love the original patina, but now I too am thinking about a slight change of colour. Fashions change you know. Eric Wilson,Vancouver, BC,Canada
Now owned by Adrian Sawyer in Kemptville, Ontario, who is the fourth owner
Changed hands to Michael Middleton in 2014.

 

17696a
17696

KAB 13 17696
Seen on ebay in 8/2004. First registered 1956 in Lincoln. It shows a good picture of semaphore indicators in use.

17664a
17664

KA B 13 17664
Excellent runner but going rotten when purchased in Horsham in 1969 and broken in Stow on the Wold for spares when the rot reached the spring hangers in 1977. The picture was taken in 1969 with a school friend and his dog.
Jeremy Woolley, London

17663
17663

KA A 13 17663O

original colour was Red but changed to Black sometime between Sep 83 and Aug 87 when it was off the road.

17659a
17659

KA A 13 17659
Seen on ebay in 7/2007

17464
17464

Sweden KA L 33 17464
One of Harald Sonesson's projects. Two other projects standing aside...

17449a
17449

KA L 23 17449
My ZA spent most of its life in Tasmania, but I have no further history.
David Keogh, Cornubia, Queensland, Australia.

17329a
17329

KA A 33 17329
Owned by Östen Hammarström from Lerum

17325a
17325

KA A 33 17325
This '56 ZA was delievered to the Netherlands in 1956, where it stayed until today. The Dutch representative Henk Kroese is the third owner.

17276
17276

KA L 43 17276
Ex-california car. Imported to the Netherlands at the beginning of the 90's and resprayed in an interesting colour.

17271a
17271

KA T 13 17271
After years of storage I've finially got a house with a garage again and have retrieved my ZA from a lockup.  I was given the car in about 1984 from someone in Farnborough in Hampshire.  I have restored most of the car and hope to complete witin the next years. First reg. 13 08 1956  Alan Grace

17261a
17261

KA T 23 17261
The picture was taken on the Albula Pass (Canton of Grisons, Switzerland) at an altitude of about 2100 m. The car is an exellent climber and until now I never had problems with overheating, not even on the Stelvio, with more than 2800 m the peak of all European passes.
The car was first registred in Basel, Switzerland, on October 1st, 1956 as a RHD export version. During the fifties it was not unusual to drive RHD cars in Switzerland. The car always remained in Switzerland, having a extensive restauration in the early eighties. Since then the various previous owners did not use the car often, so it is still in perfect condition and very reliable.
Peter Kocher-Schnyder, Switzerland

17249a
17249

KA T 23 17249
This ZA turned up on the internet in Vitoria, Australia. The car sold for AU$1050.00 to unknown purchaser and seemed to be complete if not a little untidy. (5/2009)

17223

KA A 13 17223
Seen on ebay in 06/2005

17218a
17218

KA A 33 17218
Pedro Mendes from Valencia in Spain owns this nice original example.

17204a
17204

KA A 33 17204
Despached from factory 6 June 1956. Two previous owner, first from new until 07-11-1983. Second owner used the car until 1987 and only coverd 1400 km. Göran Jonsson from Goteborg in Sweden  bought the car in February 2001.

17078a
17078

KA A 23 17078
Seen on ebay in 12/2006

17021a
17021

KA A 43 17021
I bought the car for parts, but it is completely intact and it seems a shame to take it apart.. Dave Graham, Ottawa Canada

17011
17011

KA E 23 17011
RHD export model, only two owners

17007a
17007

KA A 33 17007
This California-imported car recieved the price for the most remarkable restauration in 2004 in the Houten on 09.01.05. Owner is Piet Toxopeus

17002a
17002

KA A 23 17002
Black 1956 car. Body beyond slavage. Good engine, gearbox, diff, mechnicals and a few pannels. A lot of parts were stored inside but the shell was outside and rusted badly. Was advertised for sale here a few years ago - has a multi-coloured bonnet in the ad. Being used as a donor to repower a 1953 Wolseley 4/44 (one of the first cars). Some parts I won't need have already been passed on to other Magnette owners.

16865a
16865

KA A 13  16865
Seen on ebay in 05/2008:
Has been of f the road for over 13 yrs and has spent the last 13 yrs in a barn

16815a
16815

Seen on ebay in 03/2006

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

16761a
16761

KA A 13 16761
Seen on ebay in April 2008

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,

16704
16704

KA A 23 16704

16551
16551

 KAA33/16551

Owned and restored by Poul Dalkov in Denmark

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.

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

16493a
16493

16464a
16464

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

16433a
16433

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

16416a
16416

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

16404a
16404

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

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....

16375a
16375

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

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

16328a
16328

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

16324a
16324

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

16299
16299

KA D 23 16299

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

16142a
16142

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

16137a
16137

  KA J 13 16137
David Harrison's ZA. His wife has her first Magnette in 1958!

16101a
16101


I rescued this from a farm where it was being used as a paddock bomb  The body is remarkably good with minor rust.  It is missing the back seat ( for carring the dogs) and I am unsure what make/model the engine is.  Lachlan Story
Car appeared on ebay 06/2009. Meanwhile it has been a project,converted to a 2 door sedan but unfinished has a 4 cylinder Sigma engine and gearbox and is running

16100a
16100

KA C 23 16100
This car belongs to Michael Chard