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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


24 February 2010

Brad Wilson has updated progress on his MG Y based, using Y 3222, D Type replica based Special .


23 February 2010

Robin Bawn (YB 0942 and YB 1094) sent in a picture from the box of Wychwood Beers - with a Y on it!  See Collectibles.


19 February 2010

A bit later than usual, but the mid-month Reprinted Article has been added taken from February 1994 Popular Classics Readers' Cars and features David Herbert's Y 4187.


17 February 2010

Miracles still happen.  Ted Evans sent me a great story of how he was reunited with his former Y ... on the other side of the planet, such is the power of the Internet and Ys on Parade when he located Y 7142 that he had owned in the 1960s!  His story has been added to Stories from the Rear View Mirror.


16 February 2010

Today, please welcome Paul West and our latest car to Ys on Parade, Y 7195.


13 February 2010

Today I have received an email from the Secretary of the MG Car Club Y Type Register, on behalf of the MG Car Club Y Type Register, confirming that they do not wish to sell their Regalia, Accessories and other items via this website.  They have also confirmed that they no longer wish to have anything to do with it, and will not engage in any cooperation with respect to interchange of information on owners or their cars.  This decision is a shame for all those who are not members of the MG Car Club and one that I hoped where common sense would have prevailed for them to continue working with this site in the best interests of the MG Y owners worldwide.  Their reasons are that they "consider that it is inappropriate" for them to sell through this site.  I am sorry to have to advise you of this change, but at the end of the day I have no option but to comply with their demand, albeit it that I consider it to be the wrong thing to do.  At the end of the day though, each person has to make their own judgements and decisions - this is clearly theirs. The Direct Links to Vendors page has been amended accordingly.


11 February 2010

A book review of the new Brooklands Book MG Y-Type and Magnette ZA/ZB has been added to the Book Review page.

Also, details drawing sent in by Terry Ciantar have been added to the Parts Drawings page.


8 February 2010

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the International Representatives for the MG Y Type.  Please check out our Contact Us page for contact details, but we now have Alf Luckman and Tony Slattery in Australia, Willem Van Der Veer in the Netherlands and Europe, Scott Barrow for the Eastern USA, and Wayne Musselman for the Western USA, Daman Thakore for India, and Masaaki Sakaguchi for Japan.  Further expansion of the International Representatives will happen over the next few month's so watch this space!

The Guest Book has also been out of operation since the beginning of the month.  This has now been fixed too, so please feel free to add your comments about the new site.  We hope you like it.


7 February 2010

The MG Car Club Of Queensland, Australia have decided to host a Clubroom night for Y-Types on the evening of Friday 5th March. Details of this have been added to the Events page.


1 February 2010

A new Picture of the Month has been added from David Mullen.  Also, a new Reprinted Article, has been added from 1948 and the debut of the MG YT at the Earls Court London, UK Motor Show of that year.  This extract is from the Autocar magazine guide to the show published on 29th October 1948.

We have also changed the page layout so that instead of the buttons and main page being in "frames" everything is now on the one page.  This has a disadvantage in that if you are half way down a page and "lose" the buttons you will have to scroll back up, however, the advantage is that if someone is searching the internet for "MG Y Type" and they locate any page, they will then be able to easily see the whole site and learn more about these great little cars.  There are some other minor changes, but I believe they are for the "good of the order" and are to the benefit of MG Y owners.


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