1956 MG Magnette ZB





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1956 MG Magnette ZB - 5 speed gearbox

Featuring unitary construction for the first time in an MG saloon, the Magnette was a most handsome motor car, with its Italian inspired styling from the pen of Gerald Palmer.

Powered by a tuned BMC 'B' Series engine developing 60 bhp, the ZA was capable of over 80 mph and allied to brisk acceleration and very good road holding, it was to prove very popular with enthusiastic motorists who required a family car with sporting aspirations.

From late 1956 the ZA evolved into the ZB variant which now featured a more powerful engine, being in the MGA state of tune, developing 68 bhp which gave a noticeable increase in performance with much livelier acceleration and a higher axle ratio which gave a top speed of around 90 mph.

The ZB we offer here was first registered in Bournemouth in December 1956 and retains its original registration number.

The subject of much refurbishment, the MG is in extremely sound order and is finished as original,in Twilight Grey, the interior trim, in light grey leather, remains in extremely good condition. The wheels are shod with Michelin X tyres, giving a very period appearance.

Driving extremely well, this Magnette has the benefit of a five speed gearbox conversion, making for a more relaxed cruising gait. She retains her original engine. The Lucas Trafficators have been fitted with flashing bulbs for increased safety.   Included with the documentation is a workshop manual.


For more information and to arrange an appointment to view, please call  us on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.

We are located in the Heart of the Meon Valley in Hampshire.

Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.