Today’s car is a 1953 MG model YB. It is finished in a two tone combination of Autumn Red and a non MG Yellow and the interior is Black with Black seats with yellow beading. The owners of this car are Adam and Steve Lombard and I saw this car at The Zimmerman ADM at The Boots and Bonnets all MG car show on September 12th. It is powered by a 76.3 cu in, 1.25 liter in-line 4 cylinder, engine producing 46 hp and transferring that power through a 4- speed manual transmission. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through a hypoid rear axle with 5.12 t0 1 gear ratio. Helping slow this baby down are a the new Lockheed twin leading shoe braking system with 9 inch drum brakes. The independent front suspension was very much the latest technology at the time with an anti-roll bar fitted to the front of the car and stronger shock absorbers. Road holding was also improved by the introduction of smaller 15-inch wheels. The “Y” Types were produced from 1947 to 1953 and the total number was 8,336 of which 1,301 were YB 4 door saloons. The 0 to 60 mph in 29.4 sec and had a top speed is 76 mph. This car was starting to looked dated by 1953 and was replaced by MG ZA Magnette in 1954.
These were never imported to the US making it a very rare car here in the US. Very well kept car with pride of ownership written all over it. An unique car that will always draw a crowd. Thanks for traveling along. Frank