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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

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 Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

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.

Miscellaneous items

Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

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


20 April 2019

Stephen Brompton has sent in photographs from the wedding of his nephew Lloyd Perry to Pamela Loreto on Saturday 16th March, 2019.


15 April 2019

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded to the site and comes from Classics Monthly magazine, July 2012.


14 April 2019

Today, please welcome Kai Kirkevold with another NEW FIND for us (and yet another country too!) with Y 7253 from Norway to Ys on Parade.

A new Snippet has been added from The Autocar, 8 May 1959 too.


13 April 2019

The MG Octagon Car Club can now supply a host of parts for the MG Series "Y" including jackallrearhose the rear Jackall flexible hose. The hose is made with the original style fittings and looks just like the original part - no additional adaptors necessary. The MGOCC can now ship to all parts of the world including the US and Canada - a club well worth joining as members also get a discount on parts and a great magazine too.


10 April 2019

A new Hint and Tip has been added courtesy of Moss Motoring and Mike McPhail.


9 April 2019

A new Collectible card has been uploaded!


7 April 2019

Another new addition has been made to the Book Review.


5 April 2019

A new addition has been made to the Book Review page where there is a review of the second of two books by Joseph H Wherry and features some of the photographs now being shown on the Collectibles page).


4 April 2019

A new Contemporary Advert has been obtained and uploaded to the site. If the original can be traced and we can be advised that would be appreciated please.


2 April 2019

Another new Snippet has been spotted by Dave Mullen again and it has now been added with a link to the original Autocar article to which the correspondence refers to.


1 April 2019

The IMGYTR have bought some additional original photographs of the MG Y used by Joeseph H Wherry in his book "The MG Story" that we have reviewed in the Book Review page. These have now been added to the Collectibles page for your enjoyment.

This month's Picture of the Month was kindly supplied by Ivo Arnus from Sommertreff 2016 providing a timely reminder that if you have not registered to go on the 2019 Sommertreff (MG Y Type run of the year across all Europe) you can do so from the Events page now before it is too late!


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