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1947-1953 MG Y-Type 1.25-litre specifications

1947-1953 MG Y-Type 1.25-litre specifications Classic and Performance Car

MG’s first post-war saloon car had plenty of pre-war style and panache, although it lacked genuine performance. But the good value four-seater saloon proved a mainstay in the range while the T-types continued to evolve. The Y-type’s engine was shared with its open-toppped cousins – the single-carburettor version of XPAG TC engine (46bhp at 4800rpm). New to the saloons was independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and bolt-on disc wheels. Various open and closed model variations were introduced, although few remain.

Production

  • Production:
    8336
  • Price at launch:
    £565
  • Price (excellent)
    £7,250
  • Price (good):
    £6,000
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    27.3secs
  • Top speed:
    71.0mph
  • Power:
    46.0bhp
  • Torque:
    58.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    27.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4090mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2515mm
  • Width:
    1480mm
  • Height:
    1473mm
  • Weight:
    1060kgs

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