1957 MG Magnette ZB with Manual Gearbox: MG’s Last True Sports SedanThis 1957 MG Magnette ZB is a highly original car with a desirable manual transmission. Black with tan interior. Just out of long term ownership and garage storage. A solid car with clean floors and a straight body. It’s been off the road for several years and is not currently running but the motor turns freely. With mechanical sorting, it could easily be turned into a driver since it’s quite presentable as-is. The interior wears a lovely patina and the wood dash shows nicely. The MG Magnette made its debut at the 1953 London Motor Show and became available for the 1954 model year. The Magnette was MG’s first unitary-construction car. The sporty saloon was one of the fastest 1.5 litre saloons on the market at the time, and it also had the excellent handling to go with it, topped off with a luxurious interior. In 1956, the Magnette was given a slight makeover and the ZB model was introduced with a higher compression ratio. This, together with twin carburettors, improved the power output and top speed. This particular car has the much preferred manual gearbox. With some effort, this 1956 MG Magnette ZB would be the perfect weekend driver to display at classic car shows. Well known for being easy to work on and source parts for, this Magnette is the ideal car for the home mechanic wanting to step into the world of British classic cars.