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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


29 January 2014

Today, please welcome Neil Coombes and YT 4451 to Ys on Parade.


27 January 2014

More notes on how to refurbish Luvax Girling shock absorbers have been added to the Hints and Tips page.


26 January 2014

Mike Long has sent in a collection of pictures of his YB in action at his daughter's wedding. Thank you Mike.


23 January 2014

A new price list has been uploaded to the Reprinted Brochures and Price List page, from October 1952.


19 January 2014

A new painting by the late Doug Beagley has been added to the Artists Impressions page.


17 January 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article comes from Enjoying MG, May 1990 and is entitled "The Left-Hand-Drive 'YA's" by John Lawson.


14 January 2014

Bob Simpson has updated the text on YT 4320.


11 January 2014

Sommertreff 2014 has had to be rescheduled by one week. Please see the Events page for full details as this will now be the weekend of 11 - 13 July 2014. Book early to avoid disappointment!


7 January 2014

The MG Car Club Y Type Newsletter notes from December 2013's Safety Fast have been uploaded.


2 January 2014

Thank you to everyone that pointed out that I had inadvertently reused the Picture of the Month from December 2010 as the Picture of the Month and my apologies to Peter Vielvoye for a short lived repeat! This has now been corrected and a picture of our Japanese International Representative Masaaki Sakaguichi and his family has been added as Picture of the Month.


1 January 2014

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

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!

This month's Picture of the Month comes courtesy of Peter Vielvoye.

Mick Bath sent in a copy of an MG Service Parts Price List for MG Y parts.

We are also delighted to inform you of another extension of the International MG Y Type Register International Representatives. Richard Prior has joined us as Representative for Western Australia. "Richo's" introductory biography is copied below:

Introducing Richard Prior (alias Richo among others!)

I live in idyllic sunny Perth Western Australia, the world's most remote capitol city a mere 2700km (1670mi) from our nearest neighbour Adelaide. Western Australia forms the entire western third of Australia and covers 2,529,875 sq km (976,790 sq mi) but has a population of only 2.5m most of whom are in Perth and coastal regions.  Read more...

We are continuing to look for an International Representative in the UK. If you think you share the passion and values that David Pelham had for MG Y Types and would like to follow on from him, please send the Webmaster an email and we will review your application.


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