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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (337kb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 1 June 2012).


Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

Click here to download


UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group


Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments


The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam


The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.


Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles



Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.


The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.


Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).


YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver



Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver



5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.


MG Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website.  You may need both files.


MG Engine History

 (289kb) A PDF file by Neil Cairns.


MG Y Ledgers

(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers, where this information is known.


Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999

(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.


Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.


Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.


Models of the MG Y Type

Details of models of the MG Y Type.


Historical Timeline of Y history events and contemporary world news.


Sister Cars to the MG Y Type

by Neil Cairns


The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.


Terry Ciantar's original tool kit Photographs by Terry Ciantar.


Service tools for use in the MG Series Y

28 December 2014

The 2015 International MG Y Type Calendar is now available for download — Click here to download or use the link to the left of this panel. Also, if you have been trying to Register your Y with us on the website, apologies that this has not been operational recently, however it is now back up and on line once more so please try again.


21 December 2014

Andreas Rindisbacher has updated the picture and text for Y/T 2662 to Ys on Parade.

Jerry Birkbeck has also added a great Reprinted Advertisement from Thoroughbred and Classic Cars, May 1986 featuring UMG 360.


19 December 2014

Palle Møldrup has updated the picture and text for Y 5660 to Ys on Parade.


18 December 2014

Today, please welcome Ian Gawler who is the new owner of Y 1167 to Ys on Parade.

When we posted the Picture of the Month this month we had no idea of the identity of the car, but we are pleased to say that we have now been able to identify both the owner and the car and are pleased to confirm it is still in existence. In the coming months, hopefully, we will be able to bring you more details on our Interesting Ys page about this car!


17 December 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added to the site. The article is in Dutch and I would really appreciate if someone provide a translation to English for us please.

Also as promised we have continued our investigations into Ian Allen ABC of British Cars. Apparently the 1947 edition did not include the MG Y but the 1948 and 1949 ones had good four page spreads covering the MG Y and in 1949 the MG Y/T too. These have been added to the Book Review page.


8 December 2014

A new Collectible has been added - a letter from John Thornley.

Also we have just finished combining in a new source of data on our cars into the Database. We now have some details on 3,339 of the 8,336 Y Types ever made. This is over 40% of all known production.


3 December 2014

Willem Van der Veer has sent in three new adverts to the Reprinted Advertisements page, thank you Willem.


1 December 2014

Twenty days to go until Mid-Winter's day in the Northern Hemisphere and Mid-Summer's day in the Southern, so we hope you are all enjoying your Ys whether in the Garage wrapped up like Paddington Bear, or driving down to the beach for a'Barbie'.

This month's Picture of the Month again comes from Tony Slattery.


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