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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


26 July 2010

Peter Sharp has provided and entry form for the inaugural UK Autumn Run.  Please see the Events page for details.


20 July 2010

Neil Wakeman has updated his text for Y 3498 in Ys on Parade.


16 July 2010

Today, please welcome two new owners to Ys on Parade, Tom Cox with Y 5190 and Gareth Calveley with Y 6062. Tom's Y 5190 is another surviving EXLU - Export Left Hand Drive Y Type!


15 July 2010

Today, please welcome Kim Herford to Ys on Parade with YT 2468 and YT 2991.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and is from The Autocar, 9 May 1947 and is an early Autocar Road Test.

Keith Herkes noticed that the June 2010 MG Car Club Y Type Register Newsletter was not all it should have been in that there was seemingly another page that should have been included.  Chris Seward of the MG Car Club has kindly sent me the missing page and the article is now complete.  We both apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope you enjoy the full article now.


12 July 2010

The newsletter from the MG Car Club Y Type Register for June 2010 has been released and is on the DNA of a MG Y Type.


8 July 2010

Peter Sharp is organising an Autumn Run in the UK to complement the UK Spring Run and has sent in details which can now be found on the Events page. The run will finish at the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire. Check in now with Peter to avoid missing out on a great UK season closing event.


1 July 2010

The Reprinted Article for the beginning of July comes from The Motor, 7 May 1952 and is a journey with E H Roe to the West Country of the UK.

This month's Picture of the Month page comes from Murray Grainger.


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