Story of MG Farina Magnette, Chassis Number 8673
MG Magnette Mk3. Chassis number 8673, engine 8649. RHD. This car is alleged to have been purchased by Anthony Newley, singer and actor, in 1960. It was registered on the 16th March 1960, with the registration number 'MG1961'. From 1962 to 1989 the two-tone green car belonged toWilliam Linsdell of Walthamstow. London. 1989 to 1992 the car was owned by Bruce Beer of Clacton-on-Sea, who transfered the 'MG1961' registration to a MGA. DVLA Swansea gave the car the number 'WPV186A', and reduced it's value considerably in the UK. ( 'A' registrations were a real problem in the UK, lots of low value cars lost their original numbers, as we were permitted to 'sell' them.) A Mr. George Rossington of Nottinghamshire ran the car for a few months in 1992, then it's present owner, Ian Sellars of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, purchased it. Ian managed to obtain an 'age-related' number plate in 1997, and the car now has it's third registration, 'JFO796'. The speedometer has 19,000 miles on, but not confirmed.