1958 MG Magnette

ZB Varitone

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey/Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
The first of the post-war Magnettes were shown to an eager world in 1953. Like the earlier pre-war Magnette, the car was aimed at the young sporting professional with a requirement for saloon accommodating motorcar. It incorporated all of the latest in construction techniques with the use of a monocoque body. Front suspension was by wishbone with coil springs and the engine was a B series BMC unit with twin carburetors. The car was sumptuously equipped with full leather interior and fine wooden dashboard and door cappings. It was advertised as being fitted with a heater, something that was still a selling feature in the early 1950's. The overall package was too good to miss and the Magnette outsold all other Abingdon produced saloons.
On offer today is a wonderfully original Magnette, Finished in its period original colour Grey with contrasting red interior, 589 XUK is a good example of the better looking v