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1958 MG Magnette

MG Magnette sets off home

After 14 years sitting in a garage, this wonderful 1958 MG Magnette has been fully re-commissioned by Bridge Classic Cars and now it’s time for her to go home and enjoy the sunny Suffolk weather.

Mr Gladwin Collecting His MG Magnette

Back on the road after 14 years

Our wonderful 1958 MG Magnette is finally back on the road.

Having been stored in a dry, air conditioned garage for over 14 years, it was initially brought in to Bridge Classic Cars with the main objective being to get her road worthy once again.

As with all recommissioning projects it is difficult to know exactly how easy a job can be until you start working on it. Although the car was fully restored 14 years ago it had not moved an inch since.

Luckily, nothing too serious to contend with but still more work than you think it is. Nevertheless, she’s up and running and looking lovely outside the Bridge Classic Cars workshops in Ipswich.

She’s now ready for a trip back to Woodbridge to enjoy the summer shows for years to come.

Recommissioning work is underway

So we’ve been hard at work this week on the 1958 MG Magnette.

Mark, our newest technician, joined us at the beginning of the week and has got stuck with this recommissioning project being his main priority.

1958 MG Magnette Engine Bay

So far on the MG Magnette Mark has worked on the following:

  • A full brake overhaul – linings, cylinders, master cylinder which incorporates the clutch master.
  • Brake pipes refurbishment.
  • Drained the age old fuel and replace with new fuel throughout the system.
  • A full engine service.
  • Fuel pumps have been test now the new battery has been connected.
  • The pedals have been taken out to investigate whether any work was required behind.
  • Lower half of the dashboard is now back in place but not securely fitted. The dash has however lit up which is a very promising result. A few safety checks have been carried out and we’ll see over the coming days whether anything else needs to be worked on before the dash gets tightened.

So far so good on a car that has been sitting dormant for over 15 years.

On Monday Paul Johnson – Professional Mobile Valeting arrives to work his magic on the bodywork.

1958 MG Magnette, first site of sunshine

It’s been over 15 years since our incredible 1958 MG Magnette has seen the sunshine and been out on the road.

Here we are rolling it out for the very first time.

Amazingly she rolled effortlessly!

Now it’s time to head back to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop to start work on the recommissioning project.

Recommissioning a 1958 MG Magnette

Having been stored in a dry, air conditioned garage, completely untouched for over 15 years, Mr G of Capel St Mary has decided to get his father’s fully restored 1958 MG Magnette back on the road, hopefully in time for a few classic cars shows this year.

So he called upon the expertise of us here at Bridge Classic Cars.

1958 MG Magnette

1958 MG Magnette

1958 MG Magnette

1958 MG Magnette