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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

25462
25462

KA _ _ 25462
It came from Illinois. Two tone gray, (not a veritone) with minator wheels.
Tom Baumgardner

KAA13/11439
11439

KA A 13 11439

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

20327
20327

KA J 43 20327

11492a
11492

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

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.

32776a
32776

KA L 41 32776
This ZB was on ebay in 2/2005. It's not an original colour scheme, but it looks very elegant, like a small Bentley...

25779a
25779

KA T 43 25779
Was for sale on ebay 12/2003 now in the hands of Richard Schaeffer (2006).

32990a
32990

 

LA L 41 32990
This car was put away in a barn in Kentucky in 1976, and just pulled out in the summer of 2008. Although the paint is in poor condition, the car overall is very original and should make for an excellent restoration project. It was purchased in the UK, driven, and then shipped to California by the original owner. The car has all matching numbers and documented history including the MG warranty certificate, original UK license plate, shipping invoice, and the name and address of every owner since new. I promised to keep the most recent owners updated on my progress and drive it back down for a visit once it's complete.
Mark Michalak, Chicago, IL

 

32954a
32954

KA A 41 32954
When our ZA 13540 ate its main bearings, we faced a expensive engine re-build. Desperate, we tried the rusty engine in our $400, 65k mile, purchased-for-bits, derelict ZB 32954. It started and ran as if parked 10 days not 10 years! Painted, polished and purring, the ZB engine was transplanted into our ZA. Lucky to have an organ donor on hand! 
Neal & Kathy Yates,Connecticut, USA

33003
33003

KA J 41 33003

Originaly sold by Montclair Motors in Montclair, NJ

33004
33004

KA J 41 33004
Seen on on ebay in 7/2010

33013a
33013

KA J 41 33013
Seen on
ebay in 7/2010

26346a
26346

KA L 13 26346
RHD Home market car. At one time was owned by a Royal Navy officer who appears to have brought the car to the US. Car was purchased off eBay out of North Carolina where was supposedly still running eight years ago. Has roof damage where a tree branch fell on it during an ice storm. Will need lots of restoration! First owner a Lt. Cdr. Troke RN. Bought from Strood Motors, Rochester.
Neal Sellars, Texas, USA

12321a
12321

KA A 43 12321
Was for sale in 03/2004

33028a
33028

KA __ __ 33028
Seen on
ebay USA February 2008 (ZAB 33028)

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

26561a
26561

KA C 43 26561
Another car owned  and rescued by Wray Lemke,Mt. Pleasant, SC

26668a
26668

KA T 43 26668
My dad and I bought this car with intent to use it for endurance rallies and long distance driving. It had been fitted with a 3-main 1800 engine and 3.9 rear end by a previous owner, and I added disc brakes and headers. Unfortunately after one season of driving and two endurance rallies, the car has been retired. At some point in its life it suffered major structural damage due to rust, and it had been poorly repaired and covered up. It may someday see the road again, but not soon. Mark Michalak, Chicago, USA

33170a
33170

 

KA A 31 33170
 Original owner purchased the car new in May 1958 in GB for use while in the service. Returned to the USA in March 1960, and remained in the family as a family car for fun outings and daily driver use until the owner died in 1988. It had the motor replaced with a Gold Seal engine in 1968 with the odometer showing over 90,000 miles.The original owner's daughter took the car with her to Ann Arbor Mi.in May 1988 where it remained in her hands until June 1995. The original Gold seal engine required a rebuild with the odometer showing 15,000 (obviously 115,000 miles) which is not much use from a "factory rebuild" ,only 25,000 miles.  Ms. Lane stated she and her children learned to drive in this car, so she didn't like to part with it. 
I now have the car and will continue bringing it back to life.  
Wayne Hardy, Texas, USA

 

33180a
33180

 

KA B 41 33180
I have owned my Magnette since 1977. I have always maintained it as best any one can. Six years ago I parked it in the garage and left it untouched for the 6 years. We were beginning a family and they needed me more than the Magnette.  In January 2002 I decided to get the Magnette back on the road. It took about 6 hours, separately, to get it back up & running. This car is mostly complete with as much original as possible. The picture of the Magnette and myself are at my 45th birthday . Buckey in AZ.

 

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.

26699a
26699

KA L 43 26699
I am the fifth documented owner, and have the original dealer invoice from when it was sold new as well as every repair invoice since 1958.
Edwin Sweeny, USA

12866a
12866

KA B 43 12866
Seen on ebay 09/2004

33322a
33322

KA A 41 33322
Seen on ebay in 9/2008. Now in the hands of Bob Brownlow, Niles IL

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. "

26866a
26866

KA A 43 26866
Parts car purchased for $200 US several years ago. This one helps to keep the other two ZBs running. However, upon removing the engine and transmission recently, I determined that this car is salvageable. Allen Bachelder, New Castle, Virginia, USA.

33342a
33342

KA A 41 33342
Seen on ebay in 11/2004. Starting bid 380 $

26941a
26941

KA BJ 43 26941
Seen on ebay in  02/2006. Then in the hands of Stephen Taylor. Sold in 2009 to Gene deRuelle, Reno, Nevada.

33597a
33597

KA C 41 33597
Clara, as my wife Sherie has named her, sat in the desert outside of Quartsite Az.for 40 years. All of the rubber and interior pieces are bad, but very little rust.We will restore her and have started on that project. Dave Wahl

33770a
33770

 

KA J 41 33770
Attached is a photo of "Maggie". Loyal and trusted companion of Arthur and Allye Kranish of Chevy Chase, Maryland. 
Laid to rest after a long bout with cancer at the Frendship Auto Graveyard in New Jersey. Rest in Peace.
Best Regards,Pete Wilson

 

33819a
33819

KA LL 43 33819
I bought the car almost 2 years ago from a NAMGAR member in New Mexico. A new wiring harness was installed and most mechanical systems have been rebuilt to make the car a safe and reliable driver. It has a 5-main MGB engine, early B-transmission, and a 3.9:1 rear end ratio. I absolutely love this car.  Paul Casarona,USA

27205a
27205

KA A 43 27205
This car was for sale on ebay in Holtsville, NY, United States. The buyer wrote:
It  has the original paint and interior and looks to be an original car. It is rotten beyond repair. It seems as if someone really loved this car and I wonder what happend to it and why it so far gone. I was glad to save it to make sure that the parts get to those who need it to keep their's going. I've never seen a Magnette before and really am impressed at how regal they look in side. Rear arm rest between the seats and a clock above the mirror. Neat traficators and the knobs and switches for the heater are really cool. Now that I have seen this one I'd be interested in finding one without so much rust to add to my collection.

33869a
33869

KA AA 43 33869
"Zoe" is owned by Charles Reece from Arizona. The previous owner brought the rusted body back to life. After short stints with two other less appreciate owners, she is finally in a home where she will receive all the proper car necessary for LBC. The new owner also has a 58 MGA Roadster, who is proud to have Zoe as his new little sister.

33878a
33878

KA A 41 33878
This is my 2nd Magnette and was purchased as an uncompleted raggey project car from the estate of of Dick Macadoo approx. 7 years ago. It has been a steady effort --- I want a good looking driver, NOT a "show pretty"! I use the car regularly
Arch Boston, USA

27236a
27236

KA C 43 27236
This car belongs to Brian Warmuth in USA. It is going to a basically a "to-factory-stock" restoration. There was absolutly no rust throughs in the body at all. So I have not had to replace any metal ...it's all factory panels throughout. The car came from california and had been stored for about 20 years when I bought it 4 years ago.Never sen road salt and I plan to keep it that way. I want this car to be even more of a survivor than it already is.

27252a
27252

KA C 43 27252
This ZB is going tob e dismantled by Phil White and Charles Reece as the floor pans, rocker panels, lower doors and lower fenders are nothing but rust. They picked her on a weekend (2,400 mile round trip in four days!). More...

33951a
33951

KA J 41 33951
Purchased in August 2002 from current owner Peter J. Wilson in South Jersey,USA. Excellent older restoration that has been in barn storage since 1989.  Dark grey color with maroon leather interior.
Now belongs to Joseph Iannacone

27257
27257

KA C 43 27257
The car was in a no-name storm in about 1986 in Florida and it was in a very bad condition when I bought it. It is now a Pro-Street car with a 1995 Ford V6 engine, but I ahve retained the stock body lines and chrome as it was in 1958. Read more...

33973a
33973

KA C 41 33973
Here is the beginning photo of my restoration project. I was sold on it because it is pretty much rust free, although there are plenty of other issues to deal with. Wiring harness first, then rear-end bearings/ seals, wheel cylinders replace or rebuild all around, new hoses and brakes, and maybe if I am very lucky new dark red paint next year. Yes I will be having fun for a while. :-) Kim Roscher, Morgantown WV, USA, now in the hands of Edward Hindman, WV, USA

34075a
34075

KA __ 33 34075
A basket case! Came home in six boxs+chassis. Restoration will be ongoing for many years.
Eric and Gina Nelson, Fort Bragg, CA, USA

34208a
34208

KA TT 43 34208
Seen on ebay in September 2007 in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

27419a
27419

KA A 43 27419
"Maggie"  was built at Abingdon on Decemebr 16 &17, 1957 - and was dispatched to the USA on December 21st, 1957. She was in California her whole life until March of 2000 - when Tom Webb bought her had her shipped to Chicago, IL.

34437a
34437

KA LL 43 34437
Seen on ebay in 4/2006

27577a
27577

KA L 43 27577
Was for sale on ebay in Oct. 2002. Location Syracuse,US, Rochester. Meanwhile purchased by George Phelps (#14464) who brought her to Virginia, where she is giving her life so that other's might live.

34572
34572

KA B 41 34572

The car was painted over 12 years ago and less than one year the the paint fell off. It sat for over 10 years, so last year my wife said, " Strip the car and paint it again and get it back on the road." So last year I stripped it, primed it and had it painted again. I have been putting it back together this past summer and the engine is in the machine shop getting a redo. I have installed a Datsun 5 speed and painted it light green and dark green. James Jans

Prev.owner:
Installed a Nissan 5 speed, painted the bottom with a bed liner, new wire harness, new seat covers, carpet, headliner, two tone paint job- light green top, dark green bottom. Machined the '55 MG (ZA) on the intake manifold onto the "58 (ZB)intake then polished it.Hope to have it on the road late fall '04. Jim & Sharon Jans, Hood River, OR, USA

23078
23078

 KATE43/23078

Now owned by Paul Evans in California

34652a
34652

 

KA LL 43 34652
We found this wonderful little car upstate and brought it back to Mt. Pleasant, SC on the coast. The car sat for nine years before we rescued it. We had it running before we got it off the trailer. It has a new floor and is undergoing restoration but still has a long way to go. The rust damage was extensive.  All the original electrics work, even the clock. Wray and Susanne Lemke,Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

34686
34686

KA BJ 13 34686

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

 

34784a
34784

  KA B 41 34784
1959 ZB Magnette acquired August, 2004. 74,000 miles, body is pristine perfect as the car apparently lived most of her life in Colorado
Steve Giannoni, Northport, NY,USA

kat41_34972
34972

KA T 41 34972
For sale in 1/2014

35035a
35035

  KA L 41 35035

35361a
35361

 

KA A 41 35361
I am the 5th owner of this car. This car was sold new in Seattle Washington by Rowland Motors. The Original Owner was Mr. D. Dyar of Seattle. I purchased this car on 23 Jan 2004 for $6500 U.S. from Mark Jones, Mark is partners with a Mr. Tom Mohle, who purchased the car from the original owner. All original tools, manuals and literature were supplied to me. I have all documentation going back to 1960, and can trace all owners including having met the Gentleman who sold the car new at Rowland Motors in Seattle in January of 1959. I had the car repainted at the restoration shop owned by the same gentleman who sold me the car – His partner, who does the mechanical side of the restorations, was the second owner and provided mechanical care for the car for the original owner, and her husband after she passed away. At one point during the painting process, four of the five owners of this car were together in the same room drinking wine and discussing her current state! She is now as she was then; 68 hp 1489cc, 4 speed (3 synchro) trans, trusty reliable drum brakes all ‘round and an absolute blast to motor in!
KAA4135361 is as original as our combined minds can achieve. Many thanks go to Lou Shorten and to Paul Barrow for bits, advice, encouragement and help. Along the journey, Gobby, the folks at NTG, Cecilia at Scarborough Faire, the folks who contribute to the bulletin boards and my dear friends at Autosport Seattle have all stepped in to play their part and contribute to the refurbishment – my gratitude to all! Steve Hanegan, Washington

 

35458a
35458

 

KA C 41 35458
This car was rescued from a barn (chicken coop) that was soon to be torn down in northeastern Georgia (USA). My previously registered KAL41/31929 may become a donor car for this one, since it appears it may be too far gone.
John Kreimer, Georgia, USA

 

35535a
35535

 

KA BB 43 35535
Dispatch date: 10/21/58. Now painted OEW over Light Grey
Mike Jacobsen, USA

 

35539a
35539

 

KA BB 43 35539
Yesterday  a nephew (Alex), my brother in law and I travelled to Chaparal, New Mexico (from Arizona - 500 mile round trip) and purchased one rough '59 (late 58) ZB and the last remaining parts from 2 other '57 and '58 ZB's. I haven't decided yet, but I may attempt to restore the complete car and I will make available parts that I don't need to other enthusiasts at affordable prices to keep everyone rolling. Paid $1,800 US for the whole mess from one Louis Wolf.  Phil White, Arizona

 

35644a
35644

  KA J 41 35644
Ebay 02/2008: Some history and clarification after talking with my sister-in-law. She bought it when she lived in Southern California from her boss in 1967. The engine is original and has been rebuilt when she had it (she remembered it was a 'valve job' but couldn't remember what else was done). Was reupholstered, restored and repainted close to 17 years ago and has been sitting in their garage til I bought it because the idiot painter "lost" alot of the chrome he took off. All receipts come with it including all the stuff she bought on her two trips to England to replace what had gone missing and receipts for stuff ordered from England. All the stuff was there and never put together. That's what I thought I would do but didn't get it finished. Now my house is on the market as of two weeks ago so that's why I decided to let it go…

35906
35906

 

KA LL 43 35906
A picture of Phil White's 59 ZBV from Arizona that he acquired in California. The PO had an accident and had been unable to care for her (like many, I call her Maggie). I do all my own work (half the fun of being an owner) and there has been a lot of it. She's back on the road now and running nicely. Originally blue, then racing green -- her PO painted her the varitone grey. I also have a '62 MGA MKll that she shares time with. Magnettes are wonderful personable autos!

 

36374a
36374

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

36447
36447

KA L 41 36447

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

36534a
36534

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

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.

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

 

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.

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

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

36830
36830

KA AA 43 36830

32 years in California

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.

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

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

 

33756
33756

 KAB41/33756

Now owned by Tristan Cook in Arizona, USA

6471-mg-magnette uruguay 6_2007
90020

This car was in Urugay in June 2007.

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501a
501

One of the Earls Court Motor Show cars. Green body with biscuit interior and a radio fitted. Doors have been removed for better viewing of the interior.
Read more...

___uxk_ebay3_2005
90000

This car was spotted on ebay in March 2005. The registration was --- UXK

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504
504

Maroon with biscuit interior and with fitted radio went to University Motors, London, where press launch party was held in the presence of Thornley, Palmer and other luminaries. This picture taken from Palmer's Autobiography (see books) which is titled "...Here am I speaking at the London launch of the Magnette". So I assume the car in front is #504.

556a
556

This car was first registered on  26.02.1954. It was for sale on ebay in October 2007. Highest bid  £750,00 but didn't  reach reserve. More pics...

27652a
27652

KA BJ 13 27652
First registered on 17 Jan 1958. Still in regular use by Greg Thornton, UK

507a
507

KA A 13 507

This is one of only eight cars that were finished in 1953. Was works demo (photo car). For sale in August 2004. Probably the oldes excisting Magnette. Read more...

571a
571

KA    571

last seen on ebay in 08/2006

13435a
13435

KA A 13 13435
Ebay 02/2005: car has been stored in a DRY garage for over 15 years

31.10.1957_england ebay10_2007
90002

Seen on ebayin October 2007. Said it was built 31.10.1957

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572a
572

KA 572

ebay 01/2012
more pictures

13445a
13445

KA A 13 13445
News on the Magnette is that it is very sound - mechanically and structurally. I've put in new carpets, refurbished the door trim and woodwork and it looks terrific. I iintend to use it as my everyday transport
Stephen Hicks, London, UK

180mev_ebay03_2007
90003

Reg. 180 MEV Seen on ebay in March 2007

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4660a
4660

KA A 13 4660
First reg. 26.01.1955

20927a
20927

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

27770a
27770

KA L 13 27770
Very standard ZB car, still with trafficators and engine just round the clock for the first time. Major components still original, ususal body restorations over the years. In our ownership since 1989, used for the school run when bringing up the kids and now earning its keep on 12 car historic regularity rallys.
Graham Mayes, Kent

243jmm
90004

Reg. 243 JMM.

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628a
628

KA  628

Another one of the few non-quarterlight Magnettes. Was MOT'd just for the Golden Jubilee in 2005 by it's current owner. 

255___
90005

reg. 255 ---

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666a
666

KA 666

Another early Magnette that appeared on ebay in 9/2006. With air scoops that were an option then.

4742a
4742

KA J 13 4742

255_ahaebay 11_2006
90006

Reg. 255 AHA. Seen on ebay November 2006

739a
739

KA 739

First date reg 12-04-1954 , only 7 owners.

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.

27847
27847

KA BA 13 27847
One of Trevor Jones' cars

409mev_.19. 11. 1958 ebay 08_2007
90007

Reg. 409 MEV. Built 19.11.1958. Seen on ebay August 2007.

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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

21150a
21150

KA PC 13 21150

455ftc_classiccarsforsale.co.uk_04_2008
90008

Reg. 455 FTC. Was for sale on the net in April 2008
Advert said:
MG MAGNETTE Z RACER

ZB Magnette re-built as a racer with stripped interior, new laminated windscreen all others Lexan, new plumbed-in Lifeline extinguisher, ali foam filled fuel tank, all lines inside, all aeroquip incl fuel, oil cooler, uprated radiator, MGA discs, B calipers, adjustable Spax at front, adjustable AVOs at the rear (original cars were alll teles), Rigard seat, new wiring harness, new paint in BRG, newly chromed bumpers etc etc. At present has Ford T9 with new TranX SCCR gearset and 1950cc MGB engine with 45DCOE giving 160 bhp. Car will be sold without this engine, but we can supply another.

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