1952 MG YB Saloon

Lot: 818

Sold for (£): 6,050
Offered for sale is a 1.25L 1952 MG YB manual. Coming with no history file, this lot's condition scores 27 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

First registered in November 1952, this MG One and a Quarter litre YB Small Saloon is being offered from a deceased family estate and little is known about the car or its history. Owned since 1965, it is believed to have last run in the early 1970s.

Updated from the MG YA, 1,301 MG YBs were produced between 1952 and 1953, and post-war, they were considered a lively and stylish alternative to the offerings from Austin and Ford. Patently this car is in need of some restoration, however, as the 'Y' Type shares many mechanical underpinnings with the ubiquitous MG TD and TF and the XPAG engine is common to several 50's MGs, there are a number of specialists who could help with sourcing parts. The car is supplied with its original registration book.

With only 1,300 built initially, there can't be many left, and it would seem a shame to lose another one.



Lot Details

Registration: NGH 717 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1952 Engine size: 1.25L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 4180
Model: YB MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: YB/0825

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 27 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


As this vehicle is being offered behalf of a deceased client via their solicitors, we do not have much information regarding the vehicle. With this in mind, we are describing all aspects of the MG YB as poor.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


An operation manual and an instruction manual accompany the car.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history