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Key Information

Lot number
Sale Price
Make & Model
MG ZB Magnette
Engine Size
1,489 cc
Chassis No.
Engine No.
V5C; workshop manual; parts list; MOT exempt

Full Description

1959 MG ZB Magnette

Stalled restoration, which starts, runs and drives with good interior

Dating from January 1959 this late model 1,500cc Magnette is offered here as a stalled restoration and offers great potential.

Starting well, the MG moved round with ease as we took these photos. The upper bodywork needs further cosmetic work, the interior looks good and appears to be largely complete and sound although the vendor advises that the brakes need some adjustment after some local drives.

Within the history file, we find the V5C and a useful list of works recently completed, which include (but not limited to), new radial tyres, new ignition coil and electronic ignition with positive earth fitted, control box replaced, new dynamo fitted, brakes stripped, cleaned and re-assembled, replacement diff with new pinion seal and other small works.

The lower half of the car was recently re-painted (the car being two-tone) with the top half needing further cosmetic work, although there are areas requiring improvement across all panels as pictured.

Within the car, we find a spare rear axle/diff, and a boot full of spare parts. The burgundy interior has been reupholstered with new carpets fitted, the dashboard wood trim is new in part, with two different grains.

The history file includes copious notes on the MG progress and what’s been done, lots of printed guides on problem solving and fitment of components. There are also eBay listing details with images from when it was purchased in 2019 in a rather sorry state and purchase receipt, MG parts and price lists plus a host of bills for the considerable number parts and repair panels purchased over the past few years totalling several thousand pounds.

This is an ideal opportunity to finish the car, get it right and enjoy it through the very active club scene.

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