Introduced 1947 - 1953 Number built - 6158
When production of the MG TC resumed at Abingdon after the war, plans were also well advanced for the production of a new MG saloon which had originally been designed during the period 1937 to 1939 for introduction in 1941. The MG Y type or one and a quarter litre saloon as it was sometimes known was really an MG version of the Morris Eight series E four door saloon..
The all-steel body resembled that of the Morris but had suitable modifications to the front and rear end to give a traditional MG 'look' with specially swept tail and rear wings. A new and rather more traditional nose included a vertical chrome slat radiator. The chassis however was completely different. The frame was of welded box section and under-slung at the rear with leaf spring suspension. Front suspension was independent with coil springs and wishbones. Rack and pinion steering was introduced for the first time on an MG and was mechanically more precise Solid and robust, the Y type chassis was to form the basis for many future sports models. It was however an ideal cruising car with a high degree of comfort and a touch of luxury. The gearbox was a four speed synchromesh unit with remote control that was renowned for its positive change and the rear axle was of conventional MG design.
Features worthy of note were the opening front screen and sliding steel sunroof together with an adjustable telescopic steering column and rear window blind.
This car has been modestly restored to a very good standard and is very original with the entire options still on the car and in good working order. The car is MOTed and Taxed, drive so well and ready for any journey.
Brief technical specifications…
Engine: XPAG 4 cylinder in line, water cooled.
Bore & Stroke: 66.5mm x 90mm
Power Output: 46bhp (ft 4,800rpm
Carburation: Single SU 1W semi downdraught.
Gearbox: 4 speed, synchro on 2nd, 3rd and top
Weight: 20 cwt
Production: Early 1947 to late 1953.
Number produced: YA: 6158.
Performance: 0-60mph in 29.3 secs.
Fuel consumption: approx 27mpg.
Cost new in 1951: £565 plus purchase tax £315 7s 9d.
Thanks to MG Owners Club