Lot 2107


1953 MG YB Saloon
Reg. no. NVR 464
Chassis no. YB1230
Engine no. XPAGSC218107
The Y-type MGs were developed just before the start of the Second World War, intended to add to the MG saloon range that already consisted of the large W and S models and the smaller V. Prototypes were constructed, but war came before any launch and so it was not until 1947 that the YA first appeared in the showrooms – with the larger pre-war MG saloons all gone, victims of the post-war austerity drive. The YA’s 1250cc XPAG engine was economical but surprisingly powerful – 46bhp - meaning this was a practical family car that could still excite as an MG should. Styling remained similar to the pre-war cars, but underneath there was the innovation of independent front suspension – the first Nuffield Group car to feature this. In 1951 the YB came along, with an all-new braking system, front anti-roll bar and an improved back axle. All Y-Types were beautifully finished on the inside, with extensive use of wood and leather, and MG’s distinctive octagonal instruments.
This 1953 YB, from the last year of production, is one of just 1301 that were made, compared to 6131 of the YA. It is in fair condition, having been resprayed 12 years ago, although there is now some blistering and some damage to one wing. The interior is largely good and original, with the exception of the carpets which have been replaced at some point. Recent work includes new door felts, window channels and running board rubber, plus the wheels have been sandblasted and repainted. The car comes with a V5c.

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£7,500 - 8,000

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