Lot 339 - 1949 MG YT
|Odometer reading||5,000 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
The MG Y-Type was a small saloon and limited production open four-seat tourer built between 1947 and 1953.When production ceased in 1953, a total of 8,336 Y-Types had been produced and 877 of these were open tourers. The prototype Y-Type was constructed in 1939 with an intended launch at the Earls Court Motor show, the following year. However, as a result of the hostilities the public had to wait a further eight years before production commenced. The MG Y-Type had an extremely high standard of interior and finish, in accordance with the best British traditions. The facing surfaces of all seats were leather, as were the door pockets. A production tourer, the MG 'YT', was launched at the Motor Show in 1948. It was available for export only in both right and lefthand drive models. Only 877 of these cars were built when production ceased in 1950; it was not the success that MG had hoped for and other British manufacturers were also having problems selling open tourer versions of their saloons at the time. The 'YT' tourer did have additional instrumentation, in that there was a tachometer in front of the driver, the speedometer was positioned in front of the passenger with a central bank of subsidiary dials in the centre giving a similar sporting appearance to the MG TC.
This particular MG YT comes to us from a collector who enjoys using his cars. Subject to a restoration project in the late 1990's, photographic evidence and a number of receipts are available, this MG YT is a much admired open tourer. An original righthand drive example, first registered in the UK on 29th July 1949, finished in Sequoia cream with beige leather seats together with a black hood; this is both a very attractive and highly useable tourer. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 31st August 2012, this can be driven away from the auction and enjoyed immediately.
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