MG YB 1952

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Lot No: 61

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1952 MG YB 17,182 (Not Warranted) £9250.00 + buyers premium


This matching numbers car left the Abingdon factory on the 8th February 1952 and was sold through University Motors (plaque on dash/UMG number plate) to its first owner on the 10th March of that year. The current owner, a retired engineer, is only the fourth custodian and has owned the car since 2004.

This YB was originally black but a previous owner restored the car in 1984-5, at which time the current two-tone grey livery was chosen with charcoal grey interior and wire wheels. A second glass out, bare metal restoration, supported by hundreds of pictures, was completed by the current owner between 2009/12

In addition, the engine was overhauled in 2009 with new clutch, hardened valve seats, a Peter Edney fast road cam and twin 1 ¼” SU carburettors. A brake overhaul was completed last year along with a full service

UMG 625 is sold with a history file that any potential buyer should inspect.  Containing paperwork that goes back to 1967 and evidence of significant expenditure over recent years the car is now being sold for a fraction of the restoration costs.

Auctioneers Notes: A superb example of a YB. I like the two-tone paintwork. It is the first Y series MG I have ever seen fitted with knock-on wire wheels. It really makes the car stand out. I always thought that the Y series saloons were crying out to have a TD-spec engine i.e. twin carbs etc – it has, great!

For images of the restoration click here

Full Details:

Lot No. 61
Auction 27th October 2017 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make MG
Vehicle Model YB
Year of Manufacture 1952
Mileage 17,182 (Not Warranted)
Registration UMG625
Date first Registered 10-03-1952
Chassis Number YB0346
Engine Number XPAG/SC/17232
Estimated Sale Price £6500 - 7500

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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