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1949 MG YT

Tourer
$53.8M for Mecum's biggest ever year in Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
$13,200
Sale Price
No
Reserve
13 August 2021
Sold Date
F109
Lot Number
#2-
Older restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. PAGT428201. Green with a tan cloth top over light brown leather. 1250/54hp, steel wheels with hubcaps, wood dash, side curtains, single wing mirror, badge bar.

Evaluation: Restored in the late 1980s then placed in a private museum. Small dent in the right headlight. The paint is showing its age, plus some orange peel and a few scratches. Tidy underneath. Excellent interior. Better than a driver but not a show car, it’s a very rare MG, slightly more comfortable and luxurious than a T-Series car but no less charming.

Bottom Line: For weekend drives and the occasional tour or rally, this is a lot of car for the money and one of the very few cars in Monterey this year that is both truly cheap and usable. It’s also rare enough to stand out at any British car meet, but with a drivetrain lifted straight from the TD roadster, parts are easy to find. A great value.

by Andrew Newton
31 August 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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