May 2012 – 1953 MG YB
First registration number unknown, re-registered in Dec 1953 as NG1 and again in Dec 1960 as (currently) 8077 HP.
After purchase I carried out a full restoration over 6 years, mostly myself, including welding and re-spraying and, 400 miles later, went to Luxemburg with the MGCC. I have also done a tour of Holland and several trips to Yorkshire.
The car has been used regularly for runs and rallies, including 13 South Downs Runs and quite a few weddings – 22,000 miles in total.
Owner: David Hague
Make/model: MG YB
Month/year of manufacture:July 1953
Colour: Maroon with grey wings/ running boards
Engine size/type: XPAG 1250 cc
Top Speed: 71mph (original claimed figure)
Gearbox type: 4 speed original
Area: Didcot, Petersfield, Hampshire
Date purchased: 7th April 1991
Pet name of car: “Matilda”