1958 MG Magnette ZB
Price: US $11,500.00 Item location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: MG
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Magnette
- Year: 1958
- Color: Green
- Engine size: Completed rebuild MGB motor
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1958 MG OtherCar is being re-listed because former bidder couldn't work out the details for transporting the car to their home. As the winter months approach, 'm interested in finding a new home for this gem. I have also activated a buy it now opportunity which is very close to the highest bid we previously received.
Four door MG Saloon. Originally purchased in San Fransisco California. Based on the VIN, his car rolled off the assembly line during the last month and the year of the car’s existence in 1958.
Not only is one of 30 - 50 MG Magnettes that remain in the US, his car offers one thing that makes even more rare - its fold back and open “California” top.
The car resided in California for decades, nfrequently driven and as result, minor amount of rust exists on the car. At some point it was re-painted to its current color of British racing green. Admittedly, t was not the best paint job.
Current owner purchased this car out of storage and re-conditioned its engine and brakes to make it a daily driver
The MG Magnette was build off the MGA chassis with a MGA engine, heavy steel body for such a small frame
As a result, heavy body, eighing more than 800 - 900 pounds more, as placed on the, hen, xisting MGA chassis. The result was an anemic, et very hardy running car. In its day, t wasn’t uncommon to see these cars running in road rallies year round in England.
With its weight and pre-existing engine, pon purchasing this car, he current owner offered the car to MG Unlimited in Milwaukee WI to update this with a bigger engine and more reliable brakes. The result of the work is as follows:
A more powerful, efurbished MGB motor, ith dual SU carburetors More reliable front disc brakes, emoving and replacing the old hydraulic brakes from the front Electronic ignition Xenon lights Pioneer CD/USB audio system, runk mounted amp and custom installed four speakers Spoke, nock off wheel hubs (hammer included;)
This car has never seen a day in winter and it has been pampered while being storied and enthusiastically driven on country roads in the summer.
All of the work and subsequent maintenance has been performed by MG Unlimited in Milwaukee WI, ith a 35 year history working exclusively on MG cars. These are guys are some of the best in the MG restoration business.
By owning this car, ou can rest assured that you will buying a extremely unique car that runs everyday, reates smiles and waves and its something no one else owns or drives, ust Autoweek made the point in a 2013 article.
“As MG was part of the British Motor Corporation by this point in time, he design of the Magnette was shared with the Wolseley and Riley versions of the saloon. MG Magnettes were the bread-and-butter cars of their day, lightly on the upscale side considering the economic conditions in post-war Britain. But as with other British automakers of the time, he company needed to sell cars in foreign markets in order to survive. As a result, oday England doesn't have as many of these as you'd think, nd with only an estimated 50 to 60 examples on the road in the U.S. and Canada.”
The car resides in Madison Wisconsin and purchaser will responsible for any cost related to shipping.
The car is being sold because it is being driven that much any longer, s the owner woks at home.