Story of MG Farina Magnette, Chassis Number 21589
MG Magnette Mk4. Chassis number 21589, engine number 4904. LHD. This connaught green 1963 Mk4 Magnette now lives with its owner, Michael Goff, in Benfleet, Essex, England. The car wears the UK registration 'MG1962', but this was purchased for it in 1988, the 1974 number of 'GJN99N' returned to DVLA. The MG was exported to California, USA in 1963, and was said to belong to Dean Martin, the actor. On the 1st November 1974, it was re-imported to the UK, and is one of only nine known Automatic Magnettes. It has only 66,661 miles. Later, Mr. Goff found out that whilst A Dean Martin had indeed owned it in California, it was NOT the Dean Martin!! Mr. Goff runs the 'Holywood Restaurant' in Benfleet.