MG’s first post-war saloon, the Y-Type employed the advanced features of a coil-spring independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering, both of which would later appear on the TD sports car. The Y-Type shared the contemporary TC sports car’s 1,250cc four-cylinder XPAG engine, albeit in single-carburetor form. MG, being part of the Nuffield Group, also made use of some body panels from the Morris Eight. Introduced for 1952, the YB incorporated a number of improvements including Lockheed twin-leading-shoe brakes, a stronger clutch, 15′-diameter wheels and a hypoid bevel rear axle, while modifications to the suspension curbed its tendency to oversteer. YB production ceased at the end of 1953, by which time 8300 examples of all versions of this charming small sports saloon had been made.
Offered from the original owner, this delightful original example has come to the market from a deceased estate, having been dry stored for a number of years before being prepared for sale recently. The Y-Type is offered with a number of previous MOT certificates, older receipts for works completed, and also an older style vehicle registration document.
Sold with no reserve to the highest bidder, this will prove no doubt to be a very rewarding project for the MG enthusiast.