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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


18 December 2012

Robert Wolfson, former MG YT owner, has kindly sent in his memories of owning and driving an MG YT in the mid 1950s through the 1960s. Enjoy his memories! Thank you Robert.


15 December 2012

Richard Knight put pen to paper and had an article published in the Winchester (UK) MG Owners' Club Newsletter in October 2013, and is the Mid month Reprinted Article.


14 December 2012

Andrew Sorouni has reported on the MG Day in Gladesville!


11 December 2012

Murray Grainger has updated his entry to Ys on Parade for Y 5100.


9 December 2012

Today please welcome Bob Gaudion and Y 5971 to Ys on Parade.


4 December 2012

Tony Slattery has advised us of a new event for December 2012 for Y Owners down under!


1 December 2012

Good news for Windows 8 users - the full range of YZ Publications CD are compatible with pre-fitted CD drives! Order now to receive your copy in time for Christmas! If you, or a loved one are looking for something for the Y Type owner who has almost everything, then browse what is on offer from the other great vendors in the Shopping Mall.

This month's Picture of the Month continues the theme of MG Y Types with aeroplanes this time with a Handley Page Victor V bomber. It was kindly sent in by Michael Nicholson who had at that time sold his MG Y. Michael is still a keen visitor to www.mgytypes.org and often writes to the webmaster! You can take the owner out of the MG Y Type, but you cannot take the MG Y Type out of the owner or so it would seem!

The Reprinted Article comes from Enjoying MG magazine, November 2012. Normally we would wait a month or two before publishing a current reprint, but the MG Owner's Club said that as this article is about the recent highly successful and enjoyable 2012 Brittany Run, it should be reprinted as soon as possible for the wider enjoyment of the MG Y owners. Thank you MG Owners Club!


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