Lot 131 - 1956 MG Magnette ZA

Lot 131 - 1956 MG Magnette ZA

Lot 131 - 1956 MG Magnette ZA

Lot Number 131
Registration DEF 150
Chassis Number KAJ13/13064
Engine Number RJ51638/8G209FD
Odometer reading 95,618 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £16,000
Result Sold - £15,000

The Autocar, November 1954, quoted “One of the most intriguing cars introduced at the 1953 London Motor Show was the MG 1.5 litre Magnette. Bearing the name made famous in pre-war races, when the fierce looking K3 two-seaters appeared in events which included the T.T. and the Mille Miglia, the Magnette from Abingdon makes a pleasant picture for those motorists who require a lively saloon which can provide comfort whilst possessing a sporting character”.

Presented in two tone grey/maroon, DEF 150 offers a little more in the driving experience for modern day roads. This has been achieved with the addition of a servo assisted braking system, disc brakes at the front and a five-speed gearbox. These modifications allow the MG to stop very well whilst making cruising at speed a pleasure. Further additions include halogen headlamps, electronic ignition, negative earth and alternator conversion. In all, it may be stated that the modifications have made this MG safer and more reliable. The coachwork presents very well and is complimented by a set of chrome wire wheels, the MG having had a bare metal restoration in the 1990s. In 2015, the power plant was overhauled with the works including an un-leaded fuel conversion whilst the cooling system has recently benefitted from a re-cored radiator. Look inside and you are welcomed by the warmth of the lovely patinated red leather interior, certainly inviting you in. The headlining is excellent and the wood trim is in good order. On a recent test, the MG started easily and drove and stopped very well, the five-speed conversion and uprated braking system coming into their own on the test. This MG Magnette is UK registered and although exempt from the MoT test, the vendor has informed us that it will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate to aid confidence for any potential buyer. The well presented history file includes the original buff log book, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and records of the many awards at the shows the MG has attended. In addition, there is a Driver’s Handbook, Operation Manual and a useful Workshop Manual. This attractive MG offers so much and we believe will attract much interest given the sensible estimate.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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