MG ZA Magnette - SOLD


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Twilight grey
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 It is rare to find a ZA in any condition let alone in this superb, restored example. Registered new to a Mr Dixon Pomfret Morris of Balham in March 1956, the car was specified in period Twilight Grey with grey leather interior, colours which it still retains. He clearly cherished the car and kept it for many years as is evident by the low number of owners showing in the current V5C. Within the history folder, we have the original RF60 green log book together with a photographic record of the restoration which included stripping the seemingly solid shell back to bare metal. Unlikely to remain valid, there is also a fuel ration book!

The car truly is a delight and must surely be one of the best examples anywhere, what better way to arrive at Goodwood Revival?

For sale on behalf of a customer.

All our vehicles are available for viewing in our dry, well lit storage facility which is nearby. Viewing by appointment only please, preferably Thursday, Friday or Saturday morning when you can assure you our best of attention.


The accompanying photo album that comes with the car show that it was stripped back to bare metal prior to painting to a very high standard. There does not appear to have been that much corrosion in the shell suggesting that it has had a sheltered life. Panel fit is excellent and the doors shut with that delightful clunk familiar to owners of 50's saloons. 


In the process of repainting the shell, the complete car has been stripped and all components appear to have been rebuilt, replaced or reconditioned. On re-assembly they have been cleaned and painted so the appearance is of a beautifully prepared vehicle. As a result, it is delightful to drive, quiet, comfortable and surprisingly sprightly.


In the beautiful period colour of Twilight Grey, the paintwork is of an excellent standard with a high gloss and an even finish. All of the trim is in excellent order including the 'hockey stick' trim, chrome, glass and lenses. 


Dominated by the wonderful dashboard, the whole interior has a delightful ambience with quality materials throughout, the light grey leather appears new and creates a lovely aroma. 


Apart from our accurate and reliable description of this car we believe you will not find a better bunch of chaps to deal with; we know our MGs inside out, we won’t flannel you with sales speak and we aim to provide you with a car that you will be bringing back in a year’s time when the next service and MOT is due, no sooner! However, if you do have a problem we will stand by our car and help you in every way possible. We like to think that 38 years in this business counts for something.

 We are in the quiet Berkshire countryside but close to the M4 and Mortimer Railway Station. Our local pub, the Elm Tree is just a few minutes’ walk away and serves fantastic food and proper beers. Call us to arrange a viewing and a test-drive and come and make a day of it.

  • When you own a classic car knowing where to get the best spare parts is crucial. We have a dedicated Parts Manager who will track down the best quality and hardest to find part for your car, we like to call this Automotive Archaeology, if it’s available ... we will find it.

  • Classic cars are special, and we can provide MOT testing for yours.

  • We clean and air dry the underside of your cherished classic and treat with a choice of clear or black waxoyl.

  • If you need to store your classic car for a short period or more long term, wouldn't it be reassuring to know that it was being stored by a highly skilled professional team who love their work?

  • When your car is with us we have a wide selection of courtesy cars for you to use.