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For Sale: 1950 MG Antique in Hilton, New York

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Show, Show Show! MG Y Series at its Best!Mention MG in the late 1940s and you're sure to hear about how the returning servicemen sparked the sports car craze in America with the MG TC. You might not, however, hear about the MG YA and YT sedans that came over with the sporting TC. The first of these Y-Types to be produced were the YA sedans. These were four-door saloons with styling that, like many automobiles in the immediate postwar years, hadn't really been updated since the 1930s. All four doors were hinged at the B-pillar, resulting in suicide doors in the front. The engine was a slightly detuned version of the same 1250 cc inline pushrod four-cylinder unit used in the TC. In the YA this engine was given a single SU carburetor and rated at 45 hp. The transmission was a floor shift four-speed manual with a non-synchronized first gear. The YA[edit] MG YA MG YA Overview Production 1947-1951 Body and chassis Body style 4 door saloon Powertrain Engine 1250 cc XPAG 4-cylinder, single SU carburettor Development and launch[edit] In the years immediately before the Second World War, MG had sought to supplement its popular range of 'Midget' sports cars with three saloons of various sizes and engine capacities. These were the "S", "V" and "W" models. The MG factory at Abingdon on Thames had grown by developing what were in essence Morris based products and they were always to be closely associated with what was to become the Nuffield Organisation (Morris, Wolseley and later Riley). The "WA" had an engine displacement of 2,561 cc, the "SA" 2,288 cc and the smallest of the group, the "VA", had an engine of 1,548 cc. The next development to the range was to include one more saloon, of smaller engine capacity than the "VA", and for a component base the Cowley design office turned to Morris's Ten-Four Series M saloon, which was introduced during 1938, and the smaller Eight Series E which was launched at the Earls Court Motor show the same year. 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. All prototypes originating from the MG Factory at Abingdon were allocated numbers prefixed by the letters EX; this practice continued until the mid-fifties. Although the prototype of the MG "Y" Type was primarily a Morris concept from Cowley, much of the 'fleshing out' was completed at Abingdon. As a result it was allocated the prototype number EX.166. When the car was 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. Body and chassis[edit] Gerald Palmer was responsible for body styling and, in essence he took a Morris Eight Series E four-door bodyshell in pressed steel, added a swept tail and rear wings, and also a front-end MG identity in the shape of their well-known upright grille. The MG 1 1/4 Litre Saloon would retain the traditional feature of separately mounted headlights at a time when Morris was integrating headlamps into the front wing and it was also to have a separate chassis under this pressed-steel bodywork, even though the trend in the industry was towards 'unitary construction'. 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 t

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1360141
  • Price:$24,995
  • Location:Hilton, New York
  • Year:1950
  • Make:MG
  • Model:Antique
  • Exterior Color:Elite White / Imperial Green
  • Interior Color:Saddle Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:81995
  • Stock Number:E1201A
  • VIN:00000000Y4991EXLM