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1957 MG ZB MAGNETTE SALOON

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1957 MG ZB MAGNETTE SALOON

Registration No. GGY 54C
Chassis No. KAL23/23180
Engine No. BP15HGC5325
Blue with black interior
Right hand drive

The first post-war MG saloon was the Y-Type using the same mechanical components as the MG TC sports car. It was replaced by the ZA Magnette in 1953, but powered by the 60hp version of the BMC 1,489cc engine of Austin ancestory. The unitary body construction was that of the Wolseley 4/44 although slightly lower and with a curved facsimile of the MG radiator. In October 1956 the revised ZB Magnette was introduced with improved performance using the recently introduced MGA sports car engine and four speed close ratio remote control gearbox.

The 65bhp engine provided a genuine 80mph cruising speed and the interior with its walnut veneer fascia and door cappings was luxuriously appointed.

This car has been in its present ownership for thirty one years and has one previous owner. It returned to England from East Africa and is still in daily use. The engine and clutch were overhauled about a year ago and just less than 7,000 miles have been covered since. Bills are available for inspection.

It is a very original and tidy motor car that has obviously been well looked after throughout its life. There is a current MoT test certificate.
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