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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 2015

Time is running out for applications for the MG Car Club Spring Run 2015 - applications need to be received by Chris Callaghan by 27 March 2015. An online application form and/or contact details are available on the Events page. Scroll down for the 2015 calendar as we are already posting details for 2017!.


23 February 2015

Marc Hanson has sent in an updated ownership of UMG 662 aka YB 0480 to Ys on Parade.

Tony Slattery has begun planning for the 70th Anniversary party for the MG Y in Australia in 2017. Details are available from the Events page so you can begin planning for attending this event and signalling your initial intentions to Tony.


22 February 2015

The MG Y featured in a 1952 Price list of cars for the year published by The Motor. This has been added to the Book Review page.


15 February 2015

The MG Car Club Y Type Register notes from Safety Fast, December 2014 have been added to the Newsletter page.


14 February 2015

The Mid-Month Reprinted Article has been loaded. The article is from a Dutch publication called Klassik AutoMotor magazine and is titled 'MG YT Die Englese Ford Edsel?'. We would welcome a volunteer to translate the article into English please so we can all enjoy it.


10 February 2015

Nancy and Thilo Haus sent in a picture of their Y as used in their daughter's wedding.


1 February 2015

Today, please welcome Kathryn Hall with Y 3225 to Ys on Parade.

The Events Calendar for 2015 is filling up, so if you want your MG event to be noticed by Y Type owners, drop me a note with details. Details of the MG and Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh, UK have now been added. You can contact me via the Contact Us page.

This month's Picture of the Month is provided courtesy of Anton Piller.


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