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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


25 April 2020

Tony Slattery has provided the final official drawings for the RIGHT HAND FRONT floor board for a RIGHT HAND DRIVE Y, YT and YB to the FLOOR BOARD page. Other drawings will follow for the other floor boards. This is a not inconsiderable undertaking and Tony will be (and already has been) hard at work to make this happen. Thank you Tony!


22 April 2020

We are pleased to announce, in association with the MG Car Club Y Type Register, the release of more copies of The Classic Y. Back numbers are now available through to the end of December 2001 with more to come.


21 April 2020

A new supplier for Steering Wheel Restoration has been added. Ben Cordsen has done many T Type steering wheels and has been sent picures of a couple of Y Type ones so he can colour and pattern match those Y Type ones. Ben does very high quality work and is highly recommended.


18 April 2020

Today, please welcome Gordon Kohler with his old MG Y (the one that got him started in all this) Y 3749 to Ys on Parade.


16 April 2020

Today, please welcome Gordon Kohler with Y 5895 to Ys on Parade.


15 April 2020

This month's mid-month Reprinted Article comes from April 2017 and covers Marc Hanson's participation in the Monte Carlo Rally!


12 April 2020

Back in 2011, the late David Pelham was persuing a line of enquiry on MG Y/Ts fitted with a dashboard layout similar to that of an MG TD. At that time, we had only one picture, from one car and a good storyline. Since that time, another car has surfaced (Y/T 2820) and the fabled story has been rekindled! See the article in Interesting Ys.


9 April 2020

Today, please welcome Colin Tyrell with his latest acquisition Y/T 3105 to Ys on Parade. Yes, it is the sibling car to his other Y/T Y/T 3106


6 April 2020

Today, please welcome William Wilson with YB 0303 to Ys on Parade.


5 April 2020

Another Lost Y has been resolved when Ken Cofield with YB 0324 located his new acquisition with the request from John Masters! Always pleasing when we can reunite previous owners and new owners.


4 April 2020

Today, please welcome Ken Cofield with YB 0324 to Ys on Parade.

Also, our database now has details of 3,500 MG Ys on! Thank you for your contributions.


2 April 2020

Anders Andreasson has updated his entry on Ys on Parade for Y 3776.


1 April 2020

We hope you are all surviving the current coronavirus crisis and maintaining good social distance and sound personal hygine. Please continue to comply with all your local recommendations and help"flatten the curve" of this pandemic.

This month's Picture of the Month is again provided by Robert Ades and comes from the Australiam 70th Anniversary weekend in Queensland, Australia with Tony Slattery presenting an award for the furthest travelled in a Y Type.


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