Overview
Produced: 1951-1953, 1301 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats

Despite already being classed as outdated by 1951 MG (part of the Nuffeild organisation, although not for much longer!) launched a revised "Y-Type" saloon, the MG YB. This "new" model looked identical to the earlier YA version, only small trim details distinguished it from the earlier cars.

Improvements to the YB were mainly mechanical, these modifications included a front anti-roll bar, revised brake shoes and a hypoid-bevel axle. The YB had a combind rear brake drum and hub (single casting) fitted onto a splined half shaft.  Performance was still rather pedestrian with a top speed of just over 70mph, handling was still good by comparison. The YB sold in steady numbers until the long awaited MG Magnette ZA arrived in 1953 to replace it.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1250ccS4 OHVMG T-type engine (XPAG)66.5mm x 90mm7.2
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
71 mph30.4 s27 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
136 MG YB Sports Saloon Bonhams 15 Jun 2013 £1199.00 £1380.00
228 MG YB Coys 11 Jul 2009 - £15829.00
016 MG YB Saloon Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 12 Mar 2008 £1800.00 -
418 MG YB Saloon Bonhams 22 Jun 2007 £6000.00 £6900.00
426 1953 MG YB Coys 1 Dec 2005 Not sold
025 MG YB (1952) Bonhams 29 Jun 2003 - £4830.00
258 MG YB (1953) RTS Auctions Ltd 17 Aug 1997 £3600.00 -
037 MG Midget TD (1952) BCA 2 Jun 1997 £10000.00 -
055 MG Midget TD (1952) ADT 12 Jun 1995 CHF11900.00 -
436 MG YB (1953) Sandown 26 Nov 1994 £3850.00 -
595 MG Midget Series TD (1952) Sothebys 18 Jul 1994 £10500.00 -
314 MG YA (1952) Sothebys 4 Sep 1993 £4000.00 -
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Article Buyer's Datafile - MG Y-Type
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Publication Practical Classics October 1997
Buyer's Datafile - MG Y-Type.
Article Happy birthday faithful friend
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Publication Classic & Sports Car January 2012
Happy birthday faithful friend - It's the car that introduced millions to sports car motoring, and in 2012 the MGB marks its half-century.  Former owner Alastair Clements pays tribute.
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