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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 June 2011

We have recently been contacted by California Connections in Derbyshire, UK informing us that they have recently acquired a previously unknown to have survived YT from California. This car has been added Y's on Parade, so please welcome them with YT 4377 to Ys on Parade.

Mike Long has also updated the photograph and text for YB 0279 in Ys on Parade too.


28 June 2011

Back at the end of May, Peter Sharp had spotted an MG Y in "Lipstick on your Collar". We have now been able to add a short video file for you to enjoy.


24 June 2011

Today please welcome Christopher Constantine with Y 1443 to Ys on Parade.

New Bonnet Handles from NTGGreat news for MG Y Type Restorers!

New from NTG is this set of four bonnet handles/catches for the MG Y, Y/T and YB. They are superb reproductions of this rare item which has been out of production since the 1950s. Often times the ones on the car you are restoring will be, at worst locked solid, at best cosmetically poor where years of neglect has taken its toll on the Mazak and chrome finish. These items are not pot metal reproduction but instead quality brass cast, chromes and polished. Although not cheap, these will provide the quality finishing touch and it is great to see them available again.

Adding the DK book yesterday reminded me of another book I obtained a while back Schweizer Automobile that I still had not added to the Book Review page yet. That has now been remedied.


23 June 2011


Normally I would not expect any book on cars that subtitles itself "The definite Visual History of the Automobile" to even mention the MG Y, however, a new book buy Dorling Kindersley not only includes a reference to the MG Y Saloon, but also the MG Y/T!. See Book Review for more details.

A report from Jerry Birkbeck on the 2011 Spring Run has been added to the Events Page.


13 June 2011

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded early for you to enjoy as I will be in hospital over the next few days and have uncertain internet access and I do not want you to be kept waiting. It is a reprint of an article from the Motor Trader of 1948.

Additionally, here is another project I am working my way through for you that will hopefully be helpful to MG Y owners. I have not yet decided where to add a permanent link to this, but might do that in the next few days.


5 June 2011

Today, please welcome Michael Graf the new owner of Y/T 3214, Emil Meyer owner of Y/T 3378 (creating yet another matched pair with Y/T 3377), and Rudolf Burri owner of Y/T 3965 to Ys on Parade.


1 June 2011

The Picture of the Month comes from David Ward (Australia).

The Reprinted Article comes from The Sacred Octagon magazine, April 1979 and is a 13 page article written by Richard Knudson entitled simply "The Y Series".


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