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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


22 December 2004

Another stunningly funny card from the studios of Jack Murray to enjoy!  Scroll to the bottom of the Artist's Impressions page and enjoy some of the other wonderful stuff you may have missed from earlier publishings - there are quite a few in there!


18 December 2004

Keith Herkes has kindly shared an original photograph with us from the factory launch days held for distributors in 1947.  The photograph shows a location in Scotland - possibly Loch Lommond?  This has been added to the Collectibles page.  What else do you have Keith, English, Welsh days? We look forward to your next instalment!

Also, as I was checking my collection, I found that I had another variation on a brochure - the export edition of the August mini-brochure.  Identical in every respect to the one earlier provided by Andrew Coulson, only the back page differed.

Everyone on the committee would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a verY merrY Christmas and a happY new Year!  Thank you for your support throughout 2004, and may 2005 be a good year for all.


15 December 2004

This month's reprinted article is another classic from The Autocar of August 1947 which some of you may have missed when it was originally published - I know I did!  It is probably the earliest record of a Y Type being road tested abroad and paints a very interesting picture of 1947 Europe.  Well worth the read.

Everyone on the committee would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a verY merrY Christmas and a happY new Year!  Thank you for your support throughout 2004, and may 2005 be a good year for all.


5 December 2004

By way of a little comfort in the midst of the Northern hemisphere's winter, 2 small articles have been added to the Reprinted Articles page.


1 December 2004

It is that time of year again, so no apologies necessary for this month's Picture of the Month.

Andrew and Arlene Coulson are again taking a stand for 10 cars at the 11th Ripon Old Car Show on 10 July 2005.  Please contact Andrew via the link on the Events page for more details.

Remo Peter has sent me a drawing that he made in 1972 of an MG Y - a car he dreamed of as a young boy - and now he owns one!  Remo sent me the full story behind the picture too both of which can be found on theArtists Impressions page.


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