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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.

30084a
30084

KA B 13 30084

30217a
30217

KA B 43 30217
This is a one owner car with just 79,000 original miles. Max Engel and his new bride picked the car up in Abingdon on their honeymoon in 1958. They toured the "continent" for 6 weeks then had the car shipped home to the U.S.A. I purchased the car from the original owner and her son in May 2013. I have been doing a restoration since then, trying to stay as original as possible. The car was re-painted in the original Birch grey before my purchase. I hope to be finished by early next year.
Rodger Shaver

30223a
30223

KA B 43 30223
The 1958 ZB is old english white. Former owner Klaron Grigsby, Ft. Lauderdale.  I also own a 1958 origional (unrestored) 55,000 mile MGA Roadster and have restored a 1964 pull handle MGB.  I am a member of the MG Classics of Jacksonville.
Drew DeCandis, Jacksonville, Florida 32259

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?

30271
30271

KA J 13 30271

 First reg. 15/04/1958

30297a
30297

KA C 13 30297
This car belongs to Mr. Van Hecke, from Menen,South West-Flanders, on the border to France. The car has been converted to left hand drive, 

30409a
30409

KA J 43 30409
Ken Kittleson's ZB

30439
30439

KA A 1330439

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

3033a
3055

KA A 33 3055
One of Harald Sonesson's proects.

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

30622a
30622

KA J 23 30622
A rhd ZB in France.

30737
30737

KA BJ 13 30737

First registered 19/05/1958.Now in Scotland

30739a
30739

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

30791
30791

KA PA 13 30791

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

30821
30821

KA L 23 30821

30823a
30823

 

Unites States of America KA L 43 30823
I found this Maggi in a Minneapolis Auto Museum for sale. fortunately I have a niece lthat lives 15 minutes from the location She checked it out & gave it a Big +. I purchased it & it was delivered last Tuesday. I Love it.

 

30833a
30833

KA L 43 30833
Sadly looking Magnette. It  was" rescued" on a scrapyard several years ago just to denie as parts car for another Magnette of Keith Holdsworth in the USA

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

30926a
30926

KA LL 33 30926
An old photograph from the Swedish register archiv.

30954a
30954

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

30968a
30968

KA B 13 30968
Seen on ebay in 06/2007

30977a
30977

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

30983a
30983

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

31005a
31005

KA FC 13 31005
ebay 01/2008: UNFINISHED RESTORATION DUE TO BEREAVEMENT. The restoration of this car was being completed to a 'usable' concourse standard and regardless of cost. The financial out lay to date is approimately £25,000, with 100’s of man-hours and four years work to get the car to this stage. Every part of it is either brand new or restored. The re-trimmed interior is of high quality soft leather with contrasting piping. New carpets. All wood has been re-veneered. Disc Brake converted. New wire wheels and tyres. The new engine has never been running. All suspension parts and bushes are new. The axle, 'A' arms castings have been painted - flatted - painted etc to remove manufature imperfections.  The body shell has been professionally restored. There is absolutely no body filler. All panel finishing has been done using lead. Just needs paining and re-assembly of the trims. Only a few weeks work left to do. All parts are complete to finish the restoration.

31016a
31016

Austria KA PA 33 31016
Was originally imported to the Swiss now in Austria
Jörg Wiefler

31017a
31017

KA PA 13 31017
Belongs David Hallyday from UK

31027

South Africa KA B 13 31027
I have just read your article on CKD Magnettes. Just wanted to let you know that I have one that was manufactured in 1958 and first registered on 30 August 1958 in South Africa. It was assembled at Motor Assemblies in Durban and bears the nameplate with number 741 on it.

31040a
31040

KA T 41 31040
Hank's ZB in Pennsylvania

31058a
31058

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

31067
31067

KA 31067

With Borg Warner T 35 Automatic!

31106a
31106

KA A 11 31106
This ZB is in Germany since 20 years.

31119a
31119

Mexiko KA C 41 31119
Richard Comfort's Magnette in Stanardsville, Virginia, USA. Now for sale in Texas.
Sold to Mexico in 2011.

bacchus
31125

KAC11 31125

Now owned by Mark Bacchus (purchased 2017)

 

3113a
3113

KA E 43 3113
Pretty poor but it indicates the current status very well!
Mike Anderson, Nevada, USA

31164a
31164

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

31170a
31170

KA TA 13 31170
Martyn Conett's lovely Varitone

31303a
31303

KA CC 33 31303
Picture from the old Swedish register archive.

31317a
31317

KA J 13 31317
Another Magnette that found Asylum in Germany. This time a ZB. Not much known about this car.  

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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

3144a
3144

KA J 13 3144
Another British ZA staying in Germany. Has wíre wheels and the early tin top dash was replaced by a ordinary wooden one. The colour is a nice looking Volkswagen colour.

31454a
31454

KA LL 13 31454
Date built: 14-16 May 1958
Date despatched: 21. May 1958
The original Registration Mark 930 EBH, dated to the 1st June 1958, was issued in Buckinghamshire. Now since the '80s in Germany and awaiting restoration.

31503a
31503

Switzerland KA BJ 13 31503
A very nice Varitone from Switzerland. It belongs to Daniel Ingold. Those who know im, know how tidy his cars are...

31513a
31513

KA BJ 13 31513
I acquired her in 1992 and is currently under restoration  The picture is as she was found on a field in north Shropshire in 1992, Andy Hunt

31547
31547

 KADD13/31547

Owned by Alan Ashmead since 2017

 

31631a
31631

KA A 13 31631
Gerrit de Graaf's ZB from the Netherlands.

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

31676a
31676

KA TU 13 31676
There have been 3 previous owners, and I purchased the car on 20 April 2007. The car was restored by the second owner in 1986 at a cost of over £5k since when it has covered 2,500 miles only. The 2nd owner had the car for 36 years! I have a full history file including the mint original handbook and a complete original tool-kit.
Peter Smithson, GB

3170
3170

KA J 33 3170

31714a
31714

KA LL 33 31714
A Swedish blue/blue Varitone belonging to Karl Gustav Zackrisson.

31723a
31723

KA BJ 13 31723
This was a very original car with only 35,000 miles in the hands of John Monkman. Sold in the 90's to Mr. Itoh Tsuneo from Tokyo, Japan and still in concours condition.

31727a
31727

KA BJ 13 31727
Seen on ebay in 12/2004

3177a
3177

KA _ __ 3177
This ID plate is the last remain of Magnette no. 3177. Loz Scott received this plate with a collection of old spares. This car may have been wrecked.

31797
31797

KA FC 13 31797

Now owned by Nick Arpino in Northampton

31830a
31830

KA AA 13 31830
Seen on ebay in 8/2011 "1958 MG Magnette ZB Varitone for light restoration..."

318780
31870

KA T 43 31870

Now owned by Richard Farrell

31875a
31875


Ebay 01/2008: "It is a parts vehicle, it is beyond restoration. The front grille seems in fairly decent shape. The engine turns over, and looking into the oil fill in the valve cover, the rocker assembly is still shiny. The engine and drive train appear complete and intact. The interior is in very bad condition, as is the frame and anything that was in contact with the ground for many years. The front bumper is inside the car, but is missing all of the chrome."

31918a
31911

KA L 41 31911
Was for sale on ebay in 12/2004. Now belongs to Allen Bradley, Louisiana.

31929a
31929

KA L 41 31929
Was for sale on ebay in 11/2002. Now belongs to John Kreimer from Woodstock, GA who will restore her to former glory.

31931
31931

KA L 41 31931

5M supercharged 1800. T9 5 speed

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. 

31962a
31962

 

KA A 41 31962
Named "Nettie" by previous owner, Morry Cohen, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania who sold her to me in 2000. Originally one of perhaps six Manumatic ZBs imported to the US in 1958. Due to her first owner's frustration with this dubious feature, she ended up in a Pennsylvania junkyard circa 1960,remaining for 25 years before being discovered by Jerry Goguen, then owner of Abingdon Spares of Walpole New Hampshire, and the most complete MG Museum in North America in Westminster Vermont. Nettie was cosmetically restored and placed in the museum for another 14 years. She can be seen in an interview with Mr. Goguen in the video "MGs Across America". She was sold when Mr. Goguen began disposing of the museum and ended up in the hands of Mr. Cohen. To this day, she shows only 15,000 miles on her odometer although her original engine and manumatic transmission have been replaced. Allen Bachelder, New Castle, Virginia, USA.

 

31966a
31966

KA A 41 31966
This ZB belongs to Ted and Susan Hight, Orchard Lake, Mitchigan. Adding it to his collection of MG's

31971a
31971

KA A 11 31971
Black ZB owned by Richard Smales from Colchester & currently or sale.

31987a
31978

  KA A 11 31978
Stored 36 years, old log book,  too good to break
Michael Heeley

32023a
32023

KA C 11 32023
Original home market car. Now in germay in the hands of Guido Reinking.

32031a
32031

KA TU 13 32031
This car featured in Practical Classics in April 1984. Is she still running?

32081a
32081

KA BJ 13 32081
Dan, his dad and MG (first reg. 8th July 1958).
Martin Hewstone, England

32113a
32113

KA BJ 13 32113
Mike Beck restored his varitone to former glory. The colour combination is exactly the same as one that his father used to own.

32114a
32114

KA BJ 13 32114
Kept in Hampshire, UK

32117a
32117

  KA BJ 13 32117
Here is a picture of my Magnette Varitone acquired in July.The car is quite solid if a little untidy. It is now MOT tested Taxed & Insured so it will be used whilst I take stock of where to start. I also own a 1967 MGB Roadster and 1979 GT. 
Barry King, Chelmsford, Essex

32159a
32159

KA PP 13 32159
The VIN plate was on a derelict Magnette in a scrap yard in Co Down over 15 years ago. KA PP, unusual colour scheme.
Martin O'Brien

32210
32210

 KAE 32210

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

32213a
32213

KA B 21 32213
Another Australian racer belonging to Adam Davidson, Melbourne Australia

This car now is converted to automatic. Read here about #32213

32214a
32214

KA B 21 32214
Totally Original unmoleshed condition. Has been stored since 1969. Has only 50,000 genuine verified miles.
The car was built in 1958 shipped to Australia and delievered toReg Ansett Motorsin Hamilton, Victora for a Mrs. Roberts of Moyne Falls Cattle Station in the Western District. Mrs Roberts drove the car for 10 years. after which it was sold to a collector. From that time  it ahd been in the hands of two collectors and has never been registered since. However it has been driven sparingly on Vic roads permits only
John Hastie, Australia

32278a
32278

KA C 41 32278
Ebay 11/2008: 1958 MG MAGNETTE ONE OWNER CAR – UNIQUE! What is impressive about this car is that it is a 1 owner car, completely original, that has always been garaged and kept on the road. Notice the August of 2008 inspection sticker on the windshield!
This car (Johanna is its nickname by the way) was purchased brand new by Sven, a New England attorney, who took delivery of it in England and drove it all over Europe on his 3 month honeymoon trip. The car was then transported to the States and it was kept on the road by its loving owner ever since until unfortunately Sven passed just a few months ago. Mackay’s Garage obtained the car from the owner’s widow and made some mechanical improvements (new battery, starter solenoid, rebuilt carbs, flushed the gas tank). But other than that, this car is as original as it gets! Original paint, original motor, original interior, etc. The car is road-worthy and will pass inspection! It runs and drives great, and all the lights work properly!
Other than some body issues with the rockers (which can be replaced with brand new parts still made in the UK) and the right rear quarter panel (the fender was hit at one point and repaired back in 1961), this car doesn’t have any major issues. The floors are totally solid, the doors swing and shut perfectly, the bottom of the trunk strong. The motor runs great!

32279
32279

KA H 41 32279

 

32312a
32312


Seen on ebay in 10/2009

32314a
32314

  KA __ __ 32314
Seen on ebay in Febraury 2010

32343a
32343

KA BJ 23 32343
First registerd 01.07.58 now belonging to Keith Miles, UK

32368a
32368

KA BJ 13 32368
This car was in classiccar mag jan 1993 Still on road use most weeks.
Michael Heeley

32419a
32419

KA BA 13 32419
NBW 333 has just returned to the road after extensive renovation by the current owner Alan Finney.Alan is a Triumph (topless) man by preference but fancied a saloon so he bought this to keep him dry on the bad days.

32448a
32448

KA AA 31 32448
It's a one-owner car with only 72000 miles. I have managed to speak to the guy (garage proprietor) who had known and maintained it from new, and who also did a most sympathetic (and very costly) restoration job around 2003. Since then it has been through a couple of hands but did not get used..

32495a
32495

KA B 21 32495
David Miles, Bribane, Australia

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32545

KA a !3 32545
Norththumberland Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

32557a
32557

KA A 41 32557
Owned by Curt Hoffmann, Ohio, USA

32571a
32571

KA J 11 32571
Malcolm Wells from Surrey owns this nice ZB

32585a
32585

KA C 21 32585
Restoration object

32630a
32630

KA LL 23 32630
This car belonged to an US embassy employee in Japan until 1960, then to a Shell agent young owner and several other owners. Now it belongs to Masahiro Sato a friend of one of the earlier owners! 
Read here more about this car

32637a
32637

KA LL 13 32637
It's "Lady Jane" who's showing us her beautiful back. This rhd Varitone came in the mid 90's to Germany and belongs now to Conny & Dietrich Krahn from Kassel.

32652a
32652

KA BJ 13 32652
Was for sale in June 2002.

32690a
32690

KA FC 13 32690
The car has a full Derrington tuned engine fully balanced, Derrington exhaust manifold and an Alexander Overdrive gearbox conversion great car to drive. The car is currently under restoration.
Trevor Jones

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.

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32730

KA A 13 32730
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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32731

KA A 13 32731
Cumbria & Westmorland Police car black/maroon prop. scrapped
picture taken from M.G.'s on patrol by Andrea Green, photo: Laurence McNally

32745a
32745

KA TE 13 32745
Seen on ebay in April 2008

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...

32829a
32829

KA LD 13 32829
Owned by myself since July 200. It has undergone a large restoration with new sills and a lot of work to the front wings, front valance and behind the splash panels. The bottom half has been resprayed in the correct dark blue (Mineral) but the top half is currently grey instead of the lighter blue (steel).
Tom Strickland