Registry: 1963 MG Magnette MkIV

James Hickman's 1963 MG Magnette MkIV – “Iris”
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  • drove out of the garage yesterday (6-13-15) on her own power.

I am the third owner. i bought her from Allen Bachelder (bachldrs) on this forum. He has said that "I am 2nd owner. VERY rare car - perhaps 3 or 4 others in North America. She runs well, but no hydraulics. Have accumulated most of the parts needed to restore. She is named for the color we mistakenly thought she was: Iris Blue. But she's Smoke Grey!"

Vehicle Information

Owner: James Hickman   [jrhickmn]
Location: Sevierville, TN, USA USA
Status: Restoration in progress

Model Year:1963
Original Colour:Smoke gray
Current Colour:about the same
Odometer:51,000 miles
Engine Type:1.6L 4 cyl 3 main B-series
Engine Code:16 GE-U-H 5248
Transmission:3 sync 4 speed
Last Updated:2015-06-14 23:25:19
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Factory: Abingdon, England
Make: MG
Engine: B-Series (1.2-2.4L) 4cyl
Body Type: 'S' Unknown!

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Member Comments on Registry: 1963 MG Magnette MkIV   ↵
Rated 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
2008-05-03 19:50:52 # 963
Comment by Dardo Bruno
Rating: 6/10
Hello, very pretty car, was very common in Argentina and I make under
license of the B.M.C with the name of Siam I gave Tella Magnette, with
motors of 1500cc and 1650cc.Aun are spare parts, if you need some
piece I I can auxiliar.Saludos and luck to you with
2012-04-05 02:50:25 # 5468
Comment by Bruce Legge
Please tell me what's the status of Blue Iris?
2012-04-05 20:45:38 # 5485
Comment by James Hickman
she is in my garage and is one of several "next project cars" waiting on my attention. i hoped to start on her this winter but got distracted rebuilding the engine and tranny on my GT. i've been known to work simultaeous projects and i hope to start on her soon.
2012-04-05 21:27:26 # 5486
Comment by Bruce Legge
Thanks for the info. Up in Canada and but am interested in yor car.
2012-04-06 13:40:42 # 5491
Comment by James Hickman
(i sent him an email privately about where to look for one...but i'm keeping mine, thanks. jim)
2012-05-25 22:45:33 # 6181
Comment by Daniel Lee
Cool Car, I have a pair of MkIIIs. One going and in pretty good nick, two tone green, and the other, red, for spares. (I think you can check them out by clicking on my name)
2016-11-15 21:09:45 # 38457
Comment by Allen Bachelder
Isn't hindsight great! I definitely regret selling this car, although I know Mike will provide a good home for it. ' Still looking for another Mk III or Mk IV project. Please contact me if you find one.Allen

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-06-14 23:25:19

Changes from 2015-06-14 23:25:19 to previous 2010-10-26 16:30:08
Status Repairs in progress → Restoration in progress

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Oct 23, 2010 James Hickman  USA Owner Transfer
Allen Bachelder  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 2924)

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