MG Magnette MkIII Farina 1959-61
See specifications and old advert below illustration.
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MG Magnette MkIII Farina 1959-61 specifications
Engine: “B’ Series, 4 cylinder in line, ohv, cast iron block and head, 3 main bearings

Bore & Stroke: 73mm x 88.9mm

Displacement: 1,489cc

Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1

Carburetors: twin semi downdraft SU’s

Power output: 66.5bhp at 5,200rpm

Maximum speed: 86.5mph

Acceleration 0-60mph: 20.6secs

Overall fuel consumption: 31.4mpg

Transmission: RWD, 4 speed, synchromesh on
2nd, 3rd and top gears

Construction: Integral with steel body

Brakes: Girling hydraulic 9in drums

Steering: cam & peg, 3 turns lock to lock

Suspension front: ind. coil & wishbone

Suspension rear: semi-elliptic, leaf spring Anti-roll bars, Armstrong lever arm shock absorbers front & rear

Wheels: pressed steel disc, 4 studs, 5.90 x 14in crossply tyres

8ft 4.2in
Track F: 4ft 2.6in, R: 4ft 1.4in
Overall length: 14ft 10in
Overall width: 5ft 3.5in
Overall height: 4ft 10.8in
Ground clearance: 6.5in
Turning circle: 34ft 9in
Kerb weight: 2,534lbs

Fuel tank:
10 gallons
Sump: 8 pints
Cooling system: 12pints


1959-1961 16,676 cars built at Cowley, Oxfordshire
Cost new £1,012 including purchase tax