The YT Tourer was a logical consequence of the appearance of the YA Saloon. In October 1948, the 1 ¼ litre also appeared as an open 4-seater, at the same price as the saloon, but was only intended for export. It was equipped with two carburettors and weighed about 75 kilos less than the saloon.
Of course, this car also fell far short of the MG TC’s performance, and the body looked about as sporty as your average Victorian bathtub. As a result, the YT met with little approval and was withdrawn from the range in early 1950 after a total production figure of well under 1000 examples – only a few mourned its demise.
For more information on the MG Y-Type see here under MG YA Saloon.