1949 Y Tourer Paul Dever, Queensland
1949 Y Tourer Patrick Hand, Queensland
MG Y-Tourer restored in Sydney, Australia. How owned by Brian Quarendon, Hampshire, UK. One of a handful of RHD versions of this extremely rare MG.
Christian Lecour's MG YT from France pictured during restoration. Body and Engine (bought from Beaulieu)
David Pelham's MG YA at Brooklands and on the Y Type tour of Brittany
Paul Gunner's MG Y Type
Masaaki Sakaguchi's 1953 MG YB from Tokyo, Japan
Nico Dreesen's MG YB from Holland
1950 MG YT
This car I bought from another RAF chap in Singapore while stationed at RAF Seletar on Singapore Island in the mid 60s - ideal for carrying our racing kart heaved over the back into the back seat (complete with subsequent hernia...) Paid him 100 pound sterling for it! Eventually traded it to an Army chap for a Mk VII Jaguar. My understanding was it was a 1950 model YT which I can't identify from Websites but was apparently exhibited at the 1950 Motor Show and only 50 of this model were made. Wish I had shipped it back to UK when I left Singapore - especially as the new owner painted it yukky black! Reliable, fun and with character - except in Singapore monsoon rain, when the top leaked quite a lot. Also found while there, a Bugatti 36B dismantled in a local veterinary's back yard (taken to pieces and hidden from the Japanese in the 1940s) which unfortunately he knew the value of and wouldn't sell, dammit! Wonder if it was ever restored and if my YT found its way to Australia eventually as one of the ones you picture, though it does have detail differences. Ronald Fraser, Queensland, Australia
Andrew Edwards' 1947 Y type sedan at the Melbourne MG Club annual concours held January 2000
1997 'Birth of the Y Run' 39 Y-type saloons gathered at the start of the run on 16 March 1997 to celebrate 50 years since the start of Y-type production.
Special built MG once owned by Glenn Newton's father. Glen is looking for any information on this type of car. The car is believed to be specially built for Rollo or Rollie Kingsford Smith as his name was on the original registration papers ( Victoria Australia). A colleague at the MGCC Y Register suggests it may be a Morris 8 Tourer (Special) - update 17/12/98 from Roger Jackson of the Morris Register of Victoria - It seems that it maybe a 1939 Morris 12 Series 3 Tourer. Probably the only one ever made.
Ys Tour in Britanny Guilliers, September 2012
ZA: Taken at Cornwall Vintage Vehicle Society Rally at Lands End 1993
Lars-Erik Nilsson's ZA, and under the bonnet
1956 ZA and a ZB Varitone taken at a British car meet on the central coast of CA, April 1998
ZB Varitone: at Trillium Lake on the slopes of MT. Hood, Oregon, again, and this time from the back Owned by Richard Criswell, original (unrestored) and featured in "Postwar MG and Morgan"
Keith Holdsworth's 1957 ZB
Steve Kocur's 1958 ZB
Kelly's 1958 ZB Varitone
This much loved 1958 Red on Maroon Varitone is cared for and driven by Sue and Pockets Knipe of Camano Island, WA, USA. Our Magnette was originally a monotone Varitone painted a pale blue-grey. The previous owners include Kelly and Mickey Harnett (SD) who restored her engine and electronics and G. W. Hardy (TX). Sue & Pockets bought her in June 2009 and now enjoy taking her on the back roads of the Pacific Northwest
Gerrit de Graaf's 1958 ZB Magnette from front, side and its interior
Terry and Merideth Trovato's 1958 MB ZB Magnette Sports Saloon from Natchez, Mississippi
Bill Wilson's 1959 ZB variatone in Southern California, and yes the plate is legal
Steve & Lana's '59 MG Magnette
John Elwood's 1959 Farina Magnette MK III John is webmaster for our Farina section
Bill Wilson's 1959 MKIII Farina in Southern California as featured in the August '93 issue of British Car Magazine
Wayne Hardy's Magnette KAA 3133170, (Geraldine) in her new colour called "Black Cherry". Still living happily in S.E Texas, the town of Diboll; and recently fitted out with a nice anti-sway bar kit from Australia thanks to a MG Enthusiast web page contact.
Peter Jericevich's Magnette from New Zealand
Hector Daniel Oudkerk's Magnette MG Magnette 1650 (mk4) made in Argentina 1966 built by SIAM. 1622cc 75hp.
Front grille | From back | Engine | From front
Ever wondered where deceased Magnette's go? Lenwade
Arnolt MG/owned by Frank Cichon
Terry Sanders' Arnolt MG at the Concour Italiano at Quail Lodge, Pebble Beach Weekend
1966 4 Door MG 1100 - Previously owned by Nigel Hedges, photo from Safety Fast's front cover May 95
MG 1100 Engine bay - owned by Ray Shrubb of Whitley
1963 2-door MG 1100 - owned by Herberta Gray, who bought it in Seattle. Restored 1996-98. Received the MGCCNWC's 1998 Octagon Award for "Best Debuting Restoration" of a member's car. Photographed September 1998 in Washington State, USA.
Philip Weeks' MG 1100 I owned this car in 1984, unfortunately due to excessive corrosion in the usual places i.e. sills and both subframes I had to sell it on twelve months later - it was probably then scrapped (shame).
Allan Tucker's 1967 MG 1100
The list of modifications is basically as follows:
The standard 1098cc block was retained, however it was overbored to .040 oversize with Vandervell bearings etc, drilled pushrod buckets, double row T/chain, improved valve train parts.
A 1275cc cyclinder head was fitted with stage two port work done, the cyl block was also ducted to allow the intake valves needed clearance. A 649 full race cam was run with a 45 DCOE Webber carb using long V/stack intakes. The G/box was a standard 1275 unit, however retaining the standard 4:1 ratio MG1100 final drive unit and using a beefer clutch and stiffer diaphram spring.
Some minor flywheel lightening work was done also to allow for 7000 plus redlines.
A full 1275 Cooper S exhaust system handled the outflow gases.
Brakes, steering, suspension and electrics all had major upgrades to handle the performance 'improvements'
Interior had full bank of Sedan gauges plus drivers Paddy Hopkirk bucket seat/harness.
Accesories were H4 headlights,foglights, sunroof, front lowerskirt, interior fan, overhead console, centre console with 8 speaker sound system, digital clock(hmmmm) and 13" Revolution rims with Dunlop SP sport tires.
Kirk and Alan Botelle's MG 1300 as raced in MGCC Anglia Phoenix. from above
Our 1989 MG Maestro 2.0 Turbo one of only 500 ever made, enjoying a rest from the road!
Gregor Watson & Luisa Fallon
Us in our 1988 MG Maestro 2.0 injection, enjoying a blast at the local racetrack's open day.
Gregor Watson & Luisa Fallon
A line up of modern saloons Duxford, UK - October 1995
MG Maestro 2.0 EFi under the nose of Concorde Again at Duxford. Owned by Kelvin Fagan
1989 Metro Turbo conversion and its interior Owned by Chris Glover
Metro Turbo Owned by Laurence Hamer
Driving my MG Maestro around Castle Combe circuit during the Classic Car Action Day on 19 August 1995 Chris Aplin
Mark Swallow's 1990 MG Maestro Turbo
Kelvin Fagan's MG Montego Turbo and under the bonnet
Racing Metro at Brands
Michael Mckenna's 1987 MG Metro Road Rally car The car is one of a pair currently rallied by the 'last minute' rallying team (members of the Lincolnshire louth motor club).
Mark Coogan's Maestro
Bill de la Riviere's MG Metro Cup winning carBill writes:
This car has been competing in the MG Metro Cup since the championship was started in the early 1990's. We at, Beech Hill Garage, bought it in 1997 after Malcolm Wiggins had won the championship with it that year.
1998 was our first season and we were lucky enough to be joined by Tiff Needell from BBC Top Gear for a guest appearance at the MGCC Silverstone International Meeting.
I finished 3rd in class B in 1998, 2nd in 1999 and 1st in class and Overall champion in 2000.
My brother David races the sister car which is prepared in identical colours.
Both cars are set up by us at Beech Hill Garage (Reading) and with thorough preparation this car has finished all bar 1 of the 35 races it has entered since we've owned it including winning it's class in the last 15 out of 16 races entered.
The MG Metro Cup enjoys sponsorship from Drayton Manor Park (a Family Theme Park near Tamworth). It is probably the most friendly and cost effective racing championship in UK. It has 3 keenly contested classes: A - Standard, B - Modified, C - Turbo. The championship consists of 12 rounds per year covering circuits all over the country - from Knockhill to Brands Hatch and from Pembrey to Snetterton.
More Montego, Maestro and Metro Pictures and yet more Montego, Maestro and Metro Pictures
Atomic Kitten take delivery of their ZR's
Stevie Roe's MG ZR 160 at Bolton Castle, in the Yorkshire Dales
Kelvin Fagan's MG ZS 180 - Christened 'Bluetiful' and again from the side. In the Wicklow Mountains.
Stu Forbes' MG ZS