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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 June 2014

Some more sad news for Y Type owners is given below as reported to me by Karl Borchers. I will miss Norbert too and my thoughts are for his family now.

With a shock we heard the news that our friend Norbert Lange has gone end of May 2014 suddenly and unexpectedly from us. Norbert was the German MG Car Club MG active and many friends known internationally. He also wrote a list of MG Memorabilia.


A truly octagonal heart has stopped beating. We miss him very much. His well-kept MG YB 1168 is now due to this death for sale.

Please see the Classified Adverts page for details.


19 June 2014

Today, please welcome Uwe Pech to Ys on Parade as the new owner of Y 4276.


16 June 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded from Enjoying MG December 1987. It is titled Special Bodied Y Types, by John Lawson.


5 June 2014

Brian Keene has updated his photo of Y 1153 on Ys on Parade.


2 June 2014

Anil Kosti has added a picture of his Granddaughter for Start Them Young.

Also, today please welcome Robert Taylor to Ys on Parade as the new owner of YB 0640.

The MG Car Club Y Type Register have also sent in two reports on the recent UK MG Y Type Spring Run - one by Neil Cairns and one by Jerry Birkbeck. Click here to view.


1 June 2014

The International MG Y Type Register has created a Tribute Page to permanently honour one of our founders and a most wonderful man — David Pelham. We miss our dear friend, never forgotten. One of the Charities the family specifically nominated for donations was the British Heart Foundation and there is a DONATE button on this page and we hope that you too will please contribute generously to this worthy cause in memory of David. Thank you.

Also, at this time following the passing of long time Y Type owner and Japanese International Representative of the International MG Y Type Register Masaaki Sakaguichi,, our thoughts are with Masaaki's widow Keiko Sakaguchi, their son Kentarou and daughter Yuki. Long time visitors to this site will recall that Kentarou drew a great Christmas Card that is on the Artist's Impression page when he was aged 11.

This month's Picture of the Month is courtesy of Edward Evans.


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