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1951' MG Mg Ya Saloon

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Published 13 May 2024ID: dpw8LM

Information from the owner

Body: Sports Car
Age: 73 years
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Manual
Exterior color: White

Seller's comments about 1951' MG Mg Ya Saloon

1951 MG YA Type Saloon
Only 2 Private Owners from new and only 45, 431 miles on the clock!
We are proud to offer this very pretty, award winning, matching numbers example which needs to be seen and driven to fully appreciate it. Recommissioned in 2012 by MG Specialist Simon Robinson. Bodywork, chrome, interior, engine bay are all outstanding, with definite show-winning potential. Finished in unblemished Regency Red over Old English White with superb new parchment leather upholstery with red piping. The car is listed in the International MGY Register No. 6686 and was featured on the front cover of their NE Region MG Club Magazine.
Her last major outing was in 2017 to participate in 2 legs of the Round Britain Relay, celebrating 70 years of MGY’s. The drive from Gainsborough to Hexham, in foul weather, went without a hitch. Kept in dry storage ever since, prior to the latest recommissioning by ourselves.
Incorporates a fully functioning Smith‘s, in-built, self-actuating, hydraulic jacking system which allows the front, rear wheels or all four, to be lifted off the ground for puncture repair or maintenance. Semaphores in working order with new LED flashing neons, but modern trafficators also provided. Front opening windscreen. Stainless Steel exhaust system. Telescopic steering column, Badgebar with MG Club badges, even has the rear window roller blind still in situ.
Historic Tax, MOT & ULEZ Exempt, but has current MOT to October 2024.
Documents on file confirm the first owner was in Huddersfield 1951-2012 and the Second in Co. Durham 18th Dec 2012 to quite recently.
Comes with two large folders contain historical information of servicing etc., valuation certificate, many receipts and includes every MOT Certificate from 1983 to 2008. There is also a full MG Workshop Manual alongside numerous maintenance worksheets and historical magazines. Plus a fascinating, handwritten owner’s notebook from 1972 to 2005 detailing maintenance etc. From this and the continuous MOT history we are able to deduce that the current milometer reading of 45, 431 is credible, an incredibly low figure for a 73 year old motorcar.
Little gems like this don’t come up very often so don’t miss out, come and take it for a spin down memory lane, you’ll be impressed. Runs and drives like a Swiss watch with that strong ‘go places’ feel about it.
Car located in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, transport arranged, if required, at £1. 70 pr/ mile (one way only charged) For more info on this very special car, call John on number above.
Model History
In essence, the Y-Type is an MG TD Roadster, albeit in a saloon body but with the same raffish MG character. Designed in the late thirties as saloon addition to MG’s range of Midget sports cars, due to the war, it wasn’t released until 1947. When launched, the MG Sales Literature stated "A brilliant new Member of the famous MG breed. This new One and a Quarter Litre car perpetuates the outstanding characteristics of its successful predecessors – virile acceleration, remarkable ‘road manner,’ instant response to controls and superb braking. A ‘lively’ car, the new One and a Quarter Litre provides higher standards of performance." The UK price of the car was £525. 0. 0 ex works plus purchase tax of £146. 11. 8d.
The car featured an independent front suspension layout, designed by Gerald Palmer and Jack Daniels (an MG draughtsman). Independent front suspension was very much the latest technology at the time and the "Y" Type became the first Nuffield product and one of the first British production cars with this feature. The separate chassis facilitated the ‘Jackall System’, which consisted of four hydraulically activated rams that were bolted to the chassis, two at the front and two at the rear. The jacks were connected to a Jackall Pump on the bulkhead, that enabled the front, the back, or the entire car to be raised to facilitate a wheel change.
The MG "Y" Type had an extremely high standard of interior furnishing and finish, in accordance with the best British traditions. The facing surfaces of all seats were leather, as were the door pockets. The rear of the front seats were made from Rexine, a form of leathercloth, which matched the leather fronts, as were the door panels themselves. A roller blind was fitted to the rear window as an anti-glare mechanism (not a privacy screen as many think).
Considerable use of wood was made in the internal trim of the "Y" Type. Door windows and front and rear screens were framed in burr walnut, the instrument panel set in bookmatched veneer, offsetting the passenger side glove box.
The speedometer, clock, and three-gauge cluster of oil pressure, fuel and ammeter, were set behind octagonal chrome frames, a subtle iteration of the MG badge theme later replicated in the MG TF.

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