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22696
22696

KA BJ 13 22696
This Varitone has been converted to a Convertible and looks even without a hood fabulous!

29659a
29659

KA H 5 29659
Car built in Durban South Africa in 1957 -imported to UK in 1962. Was laid up in early 1990`s and I have just recommissioned it having just got it an MOT
Terence Clark, East Sussex

2801a
2801

KA A 13 2801

15944a
15944

KA A 13 15944
The last remains: the original logbook

29727a
29727

KA BB 13 29727
SOONISH............... to have a MGB 1800cm3 + Sierra 5 speed with discs brakes & 3.9 diff`. Just also bought some TR6 steel wheels!
Chris Hobden

2860b
2860

KA E 13 2860
She was registered 15.10.54 and dispite appearances is roadworthy and MOT'd. I am almost finished the repaint, only the passenger door and boot to do.
Lloyd Cochraine

22705a
22705

KA RG 13 22705
A very sad looking car that was advertised to give away for free but probably is scrapped now.

2948a
2948

KA J 13 2948
First registered on 02.02.1955 now belonging to George Hunt, GB

7814a
7814

KA A 13 7814
Andy Brocks ZA.

2956a
2956

KA J 13 2956
Very original vehicle, Taxed and Mot'd 30 years with one owner. Some restoration work done by second owner, recent engine rebuild by third owner. A joy to drive. A sound car but with some wrinkles, rather like its new (4th)owner. Michael Devenish, bath, UK

7846a
7846

KA A 13 7846
I purchased this car on the 4th December 201. The car is unbelievably solid underneath and all round and has escaped the ravages of time. Leather interior is all original and there are just 40800 genuine miles on the clock. Previous owner had a wire wheel conversion in the 80's and mounted a wood rimmed steering wheel ...no forgiveness for the steering wheel and I am in the process of converting back to an original wheel. Trafficators all work superbly and there are no flashing indicator lights. There has also been an alternator and negative earth conversion to which I will be reversing back to dynamo and positive earth.
David Holland

16137a
16137

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

22751
22751

KA L  13 22751

One Family owned car from new until 2010. Stored from 1994 until 2010 when I purchased. Two years restoration with incl. disc brakes, indicatoers and seat bealts.Two tone paint in steel blue and mineral blue. Not original as it's not a Varitone, but looks great. Now in the hands of Roger Mayes.

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

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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22850
22850

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

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

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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

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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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

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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

16375a
16375

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

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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

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.

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.

3337
3337

KA C 13 3337
KJB 910 same as above

22905
22905

KA B 13 22905

Owner of this ZB is James Dean.

30084a
30084

KA B 13 30084

3338
3338

KA C 13 3338
KJB 909 same as above

16416a
16416

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

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...

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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

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

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?

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

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

30271
30271

KA J 13 30271

 First reg. 15/04/1958

23046a
23046

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

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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

23108
23108

KA BJ 13 23108

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

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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,

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

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

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

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''.

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

30737
30737

KA BJ 13 30737

First registered 19/05/1958.Now in Scotland

8533a
8533

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

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

30739a
30739

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

8595a
8595

KA E 13 8595
Peter Wallis just purchased this car. 559 FMH had not appear to have covered many miles since 1982. Just completed 500 miles from MG Motorsport to Lichfield and Goodwood Revival Meeting!!   9/2005

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8611

KA A 13 8611
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped

17011
17011

KA E 23 17011
RHD export model, only two owners

23317
23317

KA BA 13 23317


8632a
8632

KA E 13 8632
Andrew Fuller took this car over from his father.

8660a
8660

KA     8660

Seen on ebay in 03/2006

30862a
30862

KA A 13 30862
From 1966 to 1980 I owned KAA13 30862 but metal-rot overtook this car at a time when I could not afford to maintain it and I am ashamed to say I sold it as a stock car where I presume it met its demise.
Andy Dear,UK (he now owns 25173)

30879a
30879

KA A 11 30879

2 Previous owners, all original

17223

KA A 13 17223
Seen on ebay in 06/2005

30954a
30954

KA BJ 13 30954
John Harris' Varitone with 5 speed Sierra Gearbox

8778
8778

KA J 13 8778

Bought new from Mebes and Mebes Mill Hill by Mr Turnbull. Fitted with optional HMV valve radio at a cost of £39 5s 5d (which still works) and driven back to his home in Newcastle. He kept the car for the rest of his life, I believe it has covered less than 30000 miles and had some restoration work done in the late 80s, he sadly passed away in the mid 90s when his wife covered the car up in the garage and was not used again. I bought the car in May '14 and it is undergoing recommissioning work by me which is now nearly complete.
Ian Wastell

30968a
30968

KA B 13 30968
Seen on ebay in 06/2007

8780a
8780

KA J 13 8780
The car was bare shell restored in 1999.

30977a
30977

KA BJ 13 30977
Cynthia Vivian's Varitone from Surrey.

8791a
8791

KA J 13 8791
Last MOT'd 2000. Not used since 2001. Has ZB power unit. Very well restored at some point (ie inner wing skins intact, front wings not welded to sills) but lost jacking pts & all chrome. Log lists it as a 1954 car with 1800 cc engine (both untrue) and the MSV registration does not make sense. Should be back on the road sometime in some guise later this year. Jeremy Woolley

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

23636
23636

KA BA 23636

WDV327 (original regno) has 7 previous owners the last having carried a restoration in 2009. The works were in part reported in Classic Car Mart magazine. First reg. 18/07/1957

30983a
30983

KA BA 13 30983
Picture found somewhere on the web. If you recognize your car, please contact the webmaster.

8914
8914

KA J 13 8914

 The car has been off the road since 1974, but is very sound, currently being restored.
Michael Green.

8986a
8986

  KA A 13 8986
I have just purchased a black Magnette Registration number VMB149. The car is currently at the Shorten's works near Norwich, and they have confirmed that they are sure that the mileage is correct at 14,000!

23660a
23660

KA CC 13 23660
Owned by Dave Newland of Romford, Essex.
Restored between 1996/99 in a lock up garage, and fitted with an MGB engine.

9031a
9031

KA J 13 9031

1955 ZA Magnette owned (and restored) by Adrian Pinnock for over 20 years then owned by Peter Beresford who did extensive work on the engine now owned by myself, John Barringer, Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

23662a
23662

  KA CC 13 23662
This car has been owned by Tim Greg for 3 years now, bought from Phil Hipkiss.Was originally single colour now Varitone. Much mechanical work carried out since. Now it belongs to Barrie Jarvis, Cornwall.

31017a
31017

KA PA 13 31017
Belongs David Hallyday from UK

17659a
17659

KA A 13 17659
Seen on ebay in 7/2007

23788a
23788

KA TA 13 23788
This shot was taken at the HERO's Third Classic Malts Scottish Reliability Trial in 2000,  showing Denis & Penny Robson in their ZBV. The location is the Inverfarigaig Corkscrew.
Photo by John Brown

31058a
31058

KA B 11 31058
Car completed millenium Monte Carlo Classic. Now belongs to Bruce McHardy, Scotland

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.

23815a
23815

KA LA 13 23815
Bought in Luton in 1977 (replacement for KAAB/17664) for £120
and used regularly until the mid '80s when a combination of mechanical
and rot in the usual places obliged me to abandon it in a Welsh barn
when I got a job London. The Pembrokeshire weather has not been kind
to it and sadly and to my shame it is now unrecoverable.
Jeremy Woolley, London

9245a
9245

KA T 13 9245
Was for sale in 02/2005

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

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.

9320a
9320

KA E 13 9320
Something special: This car has a 2.5ltr 16 valve tuned Mercedes engine giving 400bhp! Darren Brock's car was featured in Safety Fast! Januay 2006
Here's another report...

bacchus
31125

KAC11 31125

Now owned by Mark Bacchus (purchased 2017)

 

31164a
31164

KA TU 13 31164
Island Green/Green Varitone owned by Janet & Jo from Farnham.

9409a
9409

KA C 13 9409
Seen on ebay in 11/2008

31170a
31170

KA TA 13 31170
Martyn Conett's lovely Varitone

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31382

KA A 13 31382
Norththumberland Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

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9541

KA A 13 9541
Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally