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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 December 2013

David Anderson sent in a picture of his YT in use at a wedding.


23 December 2013

The 2014 Calendar has been uploaded for your pleasure and enjoyment. Please see the side panel for the link.


21 December 2013

Today, please welcome Andreas with Y 1964 to Ys on Parade. We look forward to finding out more about this interesting Y in the coming months!


20 December 2013

Karl Heinz Borchers has sent in details of Sommertreff 2014, so check your calendar and book now - you know last year's event was excellent, so now is your chance to participate in the MG Y European event of the year!


15 December 2013

The Mid-month Reprinted Article has been loaded. It is entitled "Going the Distance" and is from MG Enthusiast magazine, September 2012 and is about Andrew Coulson's Y Type.


12 December 2013

Another Snippet has been added - from On Four Wheels publication. This was a magazine published in 1976 that built into an encyclopaedia. I do not know how many issues there were, or if any others referred to the MG Y - if you know the answer, please drop me a note with which issue it was in and I will try to locate a copy.


11 December 2013

A video clip from Sommertreff 2013 (also on YouTube) has been added to the Ys on Film page.


9 December 2013

Today, please welcome Andreas Rindisbacher with Y/T 2662, and Bill Aufderheide with Y/T 4735 to Ys on Parade.


7 December 2013

While looking through an old edition of Popular Classics magazine from May 1994 I came across a great snippet featuring YB 0686!


1 December 2013

It seems hard to believe but here we are again in December and looking at the end of another great year.

This month's Picture of the Month comes courtesy of Y/T 4914 and the Johnson Foundation.


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