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Lot No. 906 - 1955 MG Magnette ZA (1622cc)

Sold for: £6,882

A smart example of MG's mid-fifties sporting saloon with MGA power.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • The first unitary body (monocoque) to bear the MG badge
  • Featuring Italian-inspired styling, it was MG's fastest saloon car in period
  • SNY 806 was built on 24–29 August 1955 and first registered on 07/09/1955
  • Originally black but now finished in Yukon Grey with a Mulberry interior
  • Fitted with a 1622cc B-series with twin-SUs and K&N filters offering decent performance
  • With our vendor for the last three years and been subject to much attention (£3,800) including; restoration of brakes, ignition and fuel systems, new headlining & door cards, refurbed dashboard and instruments and some renovation of leatherwork
  • Now ready to enjoy, this is a very usable classic MG supported by friendly owner's clubs

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Year of manufacture:
1955
Make:
MG
Chassis number:
KAA1310209
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1622
Body colour:
Yukon Grey
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
SNY 806
Model:
Magnette ZA
Engine number:
16AMW-U-H140584 HW
Interior colour:
Mulberry
Warranted Mileage:
Not warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

78 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Paint is good with one or two blemishes but bumper chrome is pitted front and rear. Original semaphore trafficators work perfectly.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

The leather on seats could be better, carpets are fine but probably fairly cheap quality and came with the car (i.e. I have not replaced them). Heater doesn't work and I've made no effort to restore it. New (used) interior mirror, new door cards & braided front door pulls, headlining, edge trim for door openings (maroon), refurbished replacement door cappings, new vinyl covering for boot panels, parcel shelf, footwells & heater cover, new (used) interior light cover, recovered sun visors (headlining material), remove, repair & varnish fascia, new (used) speedometer & gauges, repairs to seat leather & feed all upholstery with leather balm (maroon)

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

Replacement 1622cc engine fitted in past (date & details unknown). Original air intake system replaced in past with pancake filters. Fuel line from pump replaced with correct copper pipe. Braided steel hoses fitted from fuel line to carbs. Fuel tank removed and cleaned. New oil filter and canister. New water pump. Starts and runs well with good oil pressure

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

No problems here but change from 3rd to 2nd needs double-declutching. New gearbox oil seal fitted

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

No unwanted noises from gearbox or back axle. Rear axle seals and all wheel bearings replaced and braking system completely replaced including all flexible hoses new master cylinder, wheel cylinders and brake shoes. Clutch slave cylinder replaced. Car also has correct starting handle (quite rare)

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

Much improved since I bought the car but still room for improvement - e.g. original horn and indicator switches on steering boss U/S; replacement switches on dashboard. All ignition electrics replaced - new coil, distributor cap, condenser, points, HT leads etc. New dipswitch and new windscreen washer pump fitted (replaced original vacuum pump)

Vehicle History

Remarks

There are registration documents for the three owners before me but few details and nothing before 1977. In my ownership I have kept all receipts for all work carried out all spare parts bought and all costs over the last three years amounting to £3,866.70. Loose-leaf file with all documents and photos with the car as well as driver's handbook, spare parts catalogue and workshop manual.

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