Lot 215 - 1949 MG YT

Lot 215 - 1949 MG YT

Lot 215 - 1949 MG YT

Lot Number 215
Registration KXB 360
Chassis Number YT3336
Engine Number XPAG/TR/13148
Odometer reading 5,200 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £18,000

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 of which 877 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 and was available for export only in both right and left hand drive models. It was not the success that MG had hoped for although other British manufacturers were also having problems selling open tourer versions of their saloons at the time. The 'YT' tourer featured additional instrumentation in the form of a tachometer in front of the driver, with the speedometer positioned in front of the passenger and 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 and this is a much admired open tourer. An original righthand drive example, this car was first registered in the UK on 29th July 1949, and is finished in Sequoia Cream with matching beige leather seats together with a black hood.  This is both a very attractive and highly useable tourer and comes supplied with a V5 registration document and MoT test certificate valid until November 2013.  An extremely handsome example.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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