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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


23 February 2020

Today please welcome Megaraj Reddy with Y 4136 to Ys on Parade.


22 February 2020

The International MG Y Type Register is pleased to announce a union with the MG Y Type Group on Facebook has been reached and they have rebranded the group as The International MG Y Type Register. This will be complementary as well as supplementary, so sometimes you may see the same things on both resources, and sometimes just on one or the other. We hope that you find both resources helpful and as ever, everything is free to you the end user and owner or fancier of the MG Y Type.


17 February 2020

A new Snippet has been added from Modern Motor, April 1956.


14 February 2020

The Reprinted Articles has been added and comes from Morris Motor magazine and is titled "Molly, my Morris 9". What has this got to do with MG Y Types you ask? Well, maybe check it out and find out!

To help you check out reports from past events we have also created an Index page too.


10 February 2020

Another three videoes featuring the MG Y have been uploaded to the site today for your enjoyment.

A web page from Hemmings Featured Posts titled "Sporting saloon – The handsome little Y-type saloon that MG built" by Richard Lentinello has been added to the Links page.


2 February 2020

Three more videoes featuring the MG Y have been uploaded to the site today for your enjoyment.


1 February 2020

This month's Picture of the Month shows Richard Knight's Y/T 3863 in a beautiful setting (even if I say it myself! - Webmaster).


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