1955 MG Magnette ZA

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 8,000 - 10,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 1.489L 1955 MG Magnette ZA manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

 Lovely, low-ownership sporting saloon from the 1950s...


  • The first monocoque car to bear the MG badge and featuring swooping Italian-inspired styling
  • MG's fastest Saloon in period. Four-cylinder, 1,489 cc B-Series engine delivering 60 bhp and 82mph
  • Nicely finished in Maroon with Tan Vinyl.  The original front seats will be supplied with the car
  • Just five recorded keepers. Our vendors have known this car for over 25 years
  • Service history from 1955/61 and from 1983 to date. A lovely unmolested example



Lot Details

Registration: RLJ 404 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1955 Engine size: 1.489L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 92000
Model: Magnette ZA MOT expiry: 2019-07-05
Warranted: No Chassis number: KAC137121

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Front seats appear to have been swapped for more recent though the original seats will come with the car.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Brakes recently renewed front and rear


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Date of registration 30/4/1955 possibly as a demonstrator. Early receipts of sale, history of Mots etc

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history