1955 MG Magnette ZA

One family ownership from new with low mileage; restored in the mid-1990s; unleaded head; new tyres; recently serviced

The Magnette was manufactured in two build series, the ZA and ZB of 1953 through to 1958 using a modified Wolseley body and an Austin engine. Launched in 1953, the ZA Magnette, styled by Gerald Palmer was upgraded as the ZB in 1956 which was in production until 1958. The MG Magnette was a milestone in Abingdon, as it was the first mono-construction MG, it was also one of the fastest saloons in its class.

The vendor believes that his uncle owned this ZA from new and can trace documentation back to 1961. It was his daily use car for many years but was taken off the road at some point and a complete restoration carried out by him and a friend at Beasley's Garage in Witton Birmingham following his retirement around 1993-1995.

During this time it was completely stripped and refurbished and the cylinder head was converted to use unleaded fuel. The leather, woodwork and carpets were replaced or reconditioned and the car was repainted.

Since the vendor has had the car, he has had much of the braking system overhauled.  It had new wheel cylinders and brake shoes at this point. The carburettors have been reconditioned and balanced using genuine parts.  The battery is relatively new and four new tyres were put on in 2020. 

More recently minor work has included; a new thermostat, oil, filters, plugs, points, condenser etc. The fuel pump has been changed to a modern electronic type rather than the original SU mechanical pump. The indicated mileage of 71,090 is believed to be correct. 

For more information  - contact nigel.mainard@brightwells.com

Reg No: SOH400
Chassis Number: RL9416048G350F
Engine Number: 15GC-U-H9782
Engine Size: 1489CC
Docs: V5C, 20 old MOT's, Invoices, Restoration Photographs, etc.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £6,500-8,500

Lot 15

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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