During the late 1940’s, MG produced two models: the nifty little TC sportscar and the larger, middle-class sports saloon Y. This 1.25-litre car was introduced as a four-door saloon in 1947, a year later the YT appeared, a two-door, four-seater open tourer.
Only 877 of those open cars were produced, most of them were exported to the USA or to the colonies: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand. Only three MG YT’s remained in the UK, although later a dozen or two were imported back.
This white left-hand drive 1949 YT was exported to the USA. Around 5 years ago, the car came in a dismantled state back from the USA to the UK to be restored here.
It is now in good running order, it still has the original engine with the twin carburetors. The car was finished in off-white cellulose paint and all upholstery was renewed.
It is on sale on the 23rd of September at Classic Car Auctions at their CCA September 2017 Classic Car Sale at The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa in the UK. CCA estimates this pretty little car at GBP 20,000 to 25,000.
It’s not often that you can buy a car like this.
A few years ago, in 2011, a similar car, but right-hand drive, was sold by auctioneers Bonhams in Sidney for AU$ 32,000 – 38,000, which comes down to EUR 21,000 – 25,000. And in 2013, Silverstone Auctions sold a 1950 YT at the NEC Classic Motor Show Sale for GBP 33,000.