MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
Picture Puzzle No 2
MG YT Factory
Production Records ~ recreated (175kb)
A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 17 October 2004).
Sister Cars to the MG Y Type
by Neil Cairns
A picture puzzle for you!
5 Speed YB
A PDF by Tony Vernall.
Icon and instructions
for creating a desktop shortcut to the website. You may need both
skill and knowledge of the Y Type with our first
Trivia Quiz 1.
Trivia Quiz 2
- how well do you know your Y Type?
MG Engine History
A PDF file by Neil Cairns.
MG Y Ledgers
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 but includes colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.
The MG Y Type Tool
Kit by Jeremy Havard
please welcome Colin Gibson with Y 2278 to
Ys on Parade.
Coulson has advised that the recently added Motor Show
advert is in fact from 1948. I have reclassified the advert into the
1948 section. Andrew also has a colour version of this advert which he has
promised to send us soon!
Mullen and Tim Griggs have both sent in some interesting
featuring MG Ys. David's is from the September edition of Practical
Motorist and Motor Cyclist, and suggests brush painting your Y (Webmaster's
advice: Don't do it), while Tim's is a second-hand car advert for a highly
modified MG YB - the last off the line, which by my reckoning would make it YB
1550. We wonder where that car is now? The date range on Reprinted
Advertisements has been extended to cope with these interesting additions.
I have also acquired an advert from an unknown, and undated publication
proclaiming "See them at the Motor Show".
Also of interest and a new acquisition is a new Collectible - a card from the Kellogs Corn Flakes Breakfast cerial.
off, thank you to Rob Dunsterville who suggested that we might be able to
possibly age Tommy Pace's car using the date stamp on the various pieces of
Lucas equipment. Tommy came through to me the other day with a wonderful
piece of news - his brother had located the car's ID card and we are now able to
fully designate Tommy's car as Y 2061! The
YA Parade page has accordingly been updated - as has the link in the previous
news bulletin! This can now be confirmed as another "new find" to the register.
By contrast nothing so exciting - merely this month's mid month update with a
reprinted article - a buyer's guide
reprinted from Practical Classics, October 1997. This article is also
included in the book Y-Type & Magnette ZA/ZB by Brooklands,
but since it may be useful as a reprint to prospective Y buyers we have decided
to make an exception of it. To compensate those who may already have
bought the book, we have included a reprint from a book published in 1948 of
British Cars too.
Don't forget to register for the Spring Run if you haven't already done do.
Application forms are on the Events page.
welcome Tommy Pace and his YA to
Ys on Parade. Tommy is from Malta and is our
21st country on Ys on Parade! Although Tommy
knows a lot about the car, including the date of first registration, sadly the
chassis number plate has gone missing some 37 years ago. If any one has a
good idea how we can locate the chassis number (other than the front chassis leg
on which Tommy is reluctant to look at as it would entail scraping off the Zinc
paint something he does not want to do) please email the webmaster.
A recent addition to the brochure file from
the Nuffield Group has been reproduced for you on our Reprinted Brochures page. I have also recently acquired a copy of a
page from Autocar magazine November 1949, showing another
shot of Gene Tierney and her MG 1 1/4 Saloon on
taking delivery of it.
is often remarked upon that one of the greatest traits of an Englishman is that
if he cannot laugh at himself, at whom can he laugh? Thank you David
Hague, for your latest contribution to our Ys at Weddings
page! What else can I say!!
McCall of Victoria, Australia has finished his restoration of
Y 4739 and has sent a new photograph for the
YAs on Parade page - nice job Des!
already! If you have not yet entered for the UK Spring Run, please do so!
Jerry has put together another wonderful day for everyone, so please turn out
and support him in his noble aim of getting 50 Ys. You can download an
application form from the Events page as usual.
Another contemporary advert has come into my collection, an early one from
August 1947, which has been added to the Reprinted
This Month's Picture of the Month is provided
by David Pelham. Thank you David. It shows 3 Y convertibles, one of which
is the YA Reinbolt & Christe's Cabriolet of Ernst
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