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
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.
MG Y Type Screensaver
MG YT Screensaver
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.
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
21 December 2006
Tony Slattery has updated the photograph and details for Y 3936. Apologies too for the belated appearance of the mid-monthReprinted Article - time ran away with me there was so much else going on this month I forgot. Still, you can enjoy it over the holidays now!
20 December 2006
Matt Sanders has added another of his Y chassis- Y 3220 to Ys on Parade today.
19 December 2006
The 2007 Calendar is now available for download from the side panel to this News Page under Downloadables. Notice of the 16th Annual General Meeting has been posted on the Events page and is slated for 31 March 2007.
17 December 2006
Today, please welcome Arthur Swales with YB 1101 to Ys on Parade. Also, a new Collectible - a 2007 Calendar - has been added. The webmaster has some spare copies if you would like one!
16 December 2006
Can you help John Masters locate his former MG YB? Please see the Lost Ys page for details.
15 December 2006
Patrick Kiely kindly has sent in a birthday card he received recently, featuring an MG Y on the front! It has been added to the Collectibles page. Thank you Patrick.
12 December 2006
Willem van der Veer sent me a new link to a page (which has been added to the Links page and the Interesting Ys page) featuring a picture of the Zagato bodied MG Y Type - sadly the site does not have any other information on the car. This prompted me to write to Zagato to see if they can give us any more information on the special bodied car they did. Let's hope they get in touch.
9 December 2006
While I was preparing another new Reprinted Article - to be released later - found a new contemporary Advertisement in the 15 January 1954 edition of Autosport!
8 December 2006
Another Collectibles for you today - the Castrol Achievements 1953 book - featuring Len Shaw and HMO 909..
7 December 2006
I recently purchased a book called "Wheelspin" Abroad. It is a great book featuring MG YA ENT 261's entry in the II Rallye Automovel Internacional Lisboa (Estoril) 1948. See Book Review for more details and it has also been added to the Collectibles too.
3 December 2006
Today, please welcome Rikke Schultz as the new owner of Y 3181 to Ys on Parade.
2 December 2006
Thanks go to Peter Jones (aka Put another Car in my Graveyard fame - see Ys on Film - Music Downloads!) for being eagle eyed in spotting the MG Y saloon in the 1930s fictional film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! Another one for the webmaster to track down copyright permission on for Ys on Film!
Also, the preparations for the 60th Birthday Party continue, in Australia this time - see the Events page for more details and an application form.
1 December 2006
The Reprinted Article comes from Australia this month and is taken from the Australian Classic Car Magazine of February 1998 and covers the return of Pat Hand's MG YT to the road.
The Picture of the Month comes from Ted Gardner and is taken from the MG Car Club South East Chateau trip in May 2004.
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