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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


28 January 2010

Please welcome Peter Youles with Y 6024 to Ys on Parade.


26 January 2010

Today, please welcome Carl and Patsy Wellenkoetter with YT EXU 3072 to Ys on Parade. We now have 450 Ys on Parade! Thank you for sharing your cars with us all.


25 January 2010

The MG Car Club Canberra Inc. has sent in details of their Spring Run and these have been updated to the Events page.


21 January 2010

Please welcome John Turner and Y 6214 and Kenneth Phillips with YB 1154 to Ys on Parade.


18 January 2010

Today, please welcome Michael Leckstein and YB 1275 to Ys on Parade.  His car makes another "pair" with Allen Chick's YB 1274 too!


17 January 2010

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been posted and comes from British Car Magazine, February/March 1999 and covers John Friedler's MG YT.


16 January 2010

A new Collectible has been added today!


15 January 2010

Andrew and Arlene Coulson have added details of the 16th Ripon Old Car Show to the Events page.


14 January 2010

Tony and Jill Stock have updated their photograph for YT 2617 on Ys on Parade.


13 January 2010

As we are now coming up to the eighth year of the website, approaching our 200,000th visitor and have entered a new decade, we are actively seeking your feedback and guidance on future development and support of the site.  To this end we are conducting a survey to ascertain whether we are meeting the current needs and the expectations of the wider Y community and what we can do in future to address any shortcomings. We would appreciate your comments both critical and complimentary, your response will remain entirely confidential and although an analysis of responses may be published they will not be attributed to any individual. Thank you in advance for your time completing this short survey.

New events have been added to the 2010 Calendar of Events, and your attention is brought to Karl Heinz Borches Sommertreff 2010 which is running again from 18 - 20 June.  This was a great event last year so book early to avoid disappointment this year.


8 January 2010

Please welcome Neil and Lyn Wakeman with Y 3498 to Ys on Parade.


1 January 2010

Welcome to 2010!

Kicking off the new year, we have a new Reprinted Article for you from 1951 featuring a report from G C Meisl and the MG Y that took part in the Monte Carlo Rally earlier that year, and a new Picture of the Month too.  A selection of new Snippets have also been added and a new Hint and Tip from Terry Sanders has been added on strapping the tachometer gear reduction drive in position.


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