1949 MG YT

The Y-type MG introduced after World War II incorporated a number of unique features that set it apart from its counterparts in the Morris family. Most notable was a boxed, welded frame that passed under the rear axle, rack and pinion steering and coil spring independent front suspension. Unlike MG's sports cars of the period with their pre-war origins, flexible frames and live axle front suspension, the Y-type was decidedly modern with unusually supple suspension, a great ride and improved handling. Initially built as saloons, the lighter YT Tourer was introduced in 1948. It got the dual carburetor 54.4hp TC engine and a full complement of gauges on the dashboard. Performance was better than the sedans and if not quite up to that of the lighter TC, the YT's independent front suspension and stiffer frame was much more competent over a variety of road surfaces. Built only in 1948 and 1949, only 877 MG YT Tourers were built. Their generous accommodations, superior chassis, and classic MG style has brought them a following among collectors'. This 1949 MG YT Tourer has been restored to good driving standards in white with tan leather upholstery and a tan cloth top and boot. It was done some years ago and evidences age and use while still being highly attractive and presentable. The wire wheels are painted body color and carry whitewall tires. There are chrome bumpers front and rear and an attractive wood dashboard and instrument panel. It includes an owner's and workshop manual. Some details, like the cracked steering wheel rim, invite the new owner's attention but this will be an excellent car in its current very presentable condition for driving in the coming summer season of tours, local shows and events. It is a rarely seen MG variant that has style, charisma and presence as well as room for a family of four or five.

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