Special Race Car
after the end of WW II, the MG Car Company attempted to resume
auto production as they were no longer required to produce tanks.
They updated slightly the GMTC Roadster and then introduced
the MG Y Sedan that had been designed in 1939.
car was quite a departure for MG with independent front suspension,
a fully boxed frame, rack and pinion steering. The running gear
was pretty much standard with the XPAG 4 cyl, 1250 cc push rod
styling was similar to a 1939 Bentley but shrank in size. It
is an appealing ‘30s looking car.
friend of mine, Fred Oliver, had this 1949 Y Sedan and wanted
to sell it because he had just purchased a MG TF. I was particularly
interested in this car because another friend, Darryl Moses
had purchased this car in New Zealand and brought it to San
Francisco in his TWA jet that he piloted.
purchased this 1949 MG Y in 1986. It has been driven probably
more than any other MG in the collection.
engines in the Y were de-tuned TC engines. We have upgraded
this engine from 50 hp to 75 hp and it has made it very comfortable
to drive. It has a jackal system that attaches hydraulic jacks
on the frame on the 4 corners of the car. The
pump is hand operated.
open the hood, place the handle in the pump, turn the valve
to the corner you want raised and push the handle up and down.