You can see from my avatar that my MG is a Y-Type. First mooted in 1937, it was to be the baby of the SVW range. Prototypes were built and road tested, the model was planned to be exhibited at the 1939 Motor Show. But with the onset of war, like so many other factories in the UK, MG went over to war production, mothballing all of their car production/parts/drawings/admin and so on. At the end of hostilities car production resumed, but not until 1947 due to both bomb damage and a serious fire. The two cars that were produced was the sports TC and the Y-Type. As with other models MG produced an open top Y-Type which they called the YT. T meaning tourer, a fancy way of describing open top "touring." In 1952 MG Car Company updated the “Y” Type and an improved model was launched, known as the “YB”. The “YB” had a completely new Lockheed braking system and a much more modern type of back axle. The road holding was also improved by the introduction of 15 inch wheels; the “Y” and the “Y/T” had 16 inch wheels. The “YB” also had an anti-roll bar fitted to the front of the car and better dampers were fitted. So good did these improvements prove to be that MG used them in other models including the MGB, production of that car didn't cease until 1980. In January 1950, the MG TC gave way to the MG TD. A much improved car, it combined the TC's drivetrain, a modified hypoid-geared rear axle, the MG Y-type chassis, a familiar T-type style body and independent suspension on front axle using coil springs from the MG Y-type saloon: a 1950 road-test report described as "most striking" the resulting "transformation ... in the comfort of riding" It was the TD that I hankered after when I was a penniless student. The TD, unlike it's forbears, didn't come with spoke wheels as standard, although you could order them as an optional extra. There's something about chromium wire wheels, here's a couple of TD's with and without the spokes.