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Top 10: MG saloons

Mention MG to most enthusiasts and they’ll conjure up images of a two-seater roadster of some description. Whether it’s an early T-type or a later MGB, it’s what most folk think of when the famous Abingdon brand is mentioned. And yet MG has also enjoyed major success with its sporting saloons over the years, with the most popular models now highly sought after on today’s classic scene.

Let’s get one thing sorted straight away, though: in this particular instance, when we refer to MG saloons we’re also including the odd hatchback. In fact, we’re talking about pretty much any MG that isn’t a two-seater sportster. And there have been a surprising number of them.

The popularity of the best MG saloons is understandable. Most have possessed at least a modicum of sportiness, whilst managing to provide the kind of four- or five-seater practicality demanded by many buyers. In most cases it still makes for a tempting combination, whether your preference is for an MG YA of the late ’40s or a last-of-the-line ZT of the 21st century.

Even better news is that you don’t need a massive bank balance in order to afford a classic MG saloon that’s capable of providing practicality and entertainment value in equal measure. So which will you choose?

By Paul Guinness

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MG Magnette MkIII/MkIV

The Pininfarina-styled MG Magnette (based around the same ‘family Farina’ design as its Austin, Morris, Riley and Wolseley colleagues) is one of those unusual cars that’s worse to drive than its predecessor, thanks to stodgy handling and vague steering compared with the Z-series that went before.

Despite that, the now rare MkIII and MkIV models of 1959-69 have seen an upturn in values over the last few years. Nowadays you can expect to pay £6000-plus for a superb example, with presentable cars fetching £3-4000 and restoration cases from around the £1000 mark.


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