Sold for £10,688
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: MTU 626
Chassis No: Y5501
Introduced in 1947, the Y-Type saloon was an important car for MG. Boasting an all-new welded box-section chassis (later adapted for use on the marque's TD / TF sportscars) its sophisticated coil-and-wishbone independent front suspension was the work of Sir Alec Issigonis and MG draughtsman Jack Daniels. Equipped with rack and pinion steering, a four-speed manual gearbox, and hydraulic drum brakes as standard, it was powered by the same 1250cc XPAG four-cylinder engine as the TC Midget sports car. Said to develop some 46bhp and 58.5lbft of torque, the single SU carburettor fed unit reputedly endowed the model with a 71mph top speed. Elegantly understated, the four-door saloon's handsome lines were the work of Gerald Palmer. Benefiting from a well-appointed cabin, the YA remained in production until 1951 (by which time some 6,158 are thought to have been sold).
Chassis ‘Y5501’ was manufactured in 1950, a home market example, being first registered on the 3rd of August that year. Finished in two-tone Green paintwork with complementary Cream interior upholstery, the YA is known to have resided in the Manchester area through the 1960s and 1970s. Purchased by the long-term (thirty-one year) previous owner and restorer in 1983, the MG was provided with a comprehensive, body-off, chassis-up restoration during the 1990s. Used for many years before being purchased by the vendor in 2014, the MG has continued its regular use throughout their ownership, attending many classic car shows and 1940s events including the Victory Show, with the vendor informing us that ‘MTU 626’ has been ‘very reliable’ during their custodianship.
Achieving success in the Bakewell Show, winning 2nd place, the MG has also won the Best in Show award at the Carsington Classic Car Show and Tissington Vintage Rally. Subject to much further improvement in the vendor's ownership, the YA has received new points and condenser; tuning; reconditioned dynamo; new voltage regulator; hi-vis LED brake light; new pump seals in the jacking system; a stainless steel exhaust; and replacement water hoses. ‘MTU 626’ is offered with a history file that comprises the buff logbook, collection of MOTs dating back to 1970, extensive previous invoices relating to the restoration and before, a large selection of tax discs, maintenance manual, jigsaw featuring a Y-Type, and a current V5C document.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023
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Tuesday 28th November 2023 from 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday 29th November 2023 from 9am
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