1953 MG YA Saloon
Lot 136
1953 MG YB Sports Saloon, Chassis no. YB/1303 Engine no. XPAG/SC2/18198
Sold for £1,380 (US$ 2,319) inc. premium
Lot Details
1953 MG YB Sports Saloon

Registration no. YMG 187
Chassis no. YB/1303
Engine no. XPAG/SC2/18198


  • MG's first post-war saloon, the Y-Type employed the advanced features of 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-carburettor form. MG being part of the Nuffield Group, it 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 only 1,301 examples of this charming small sports saloon had been made.

    First registered in Middlesex, this YB has been resident in the Home Counties ever since. The accompanying old-style continuation logbook lists only four keepers between 1956 and 1974, two from the same family, while there are also photographs on file showing the car racing in the 1970s. Appropriately registered 'YMG 187', the Y-Type is said to have been restored but is in need of further refurbishment; its mechanical condition is not known, though we are advised that the engine turns over. The original interior is described as in good condition. Sold strictly as viewed, the car comes with the aforementioned documentation and Swansea V5.

    No reserve.
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