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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


20 June 2021

Today please welcome Clive Dickinson with Y 4146 to Ys on Parade.


15 June 2021

The mid-month Reprinted Atricle has been uploaded and comes from Enjoying MG magazine, January 2018 and is another great article on the MG YT!


13 June 2021

frankrussellAfter 10 years service as our Canadian Representative Frank Russell has now sold his wonderful Y and resigned his position. Frank provided a great service to us and to our Canadian members. Thank you Frank for all that you have done for us.

kimherfordKim Herford has graciously taken on the role and we welcome him to the position.

Kim immigrated to Vancouver from the United States in 1970 after interviewing for a job as a Hovercraft Pilot in Vancouver. He met his wife in Vancouver and moved to Grand Bend, Ontario then back to the US for work. In 1980 Kim moved back to Vancouver area with his wife and two daughters where we permanently settled in Mission B.C.

He was involved with building Yachts in the Lower Mainland for the remainder of my career installing mechanical ,plumbing and electrical systems.

Kim has always had an interest in older vehicles and became involved with the Vancouver Pre 56 MG Unclub. There was one YT in the club at that time but later he met a few more owners. He bought my YT in 2008 and have been doing a frame off restoration since. He his since converted the chassis to YB running gear, a 5 speed gearbox and a TF 4:88 rear end. He also owns a 1939 MGTA, 3 TD's a TF 1500 and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird.

We wish Kim well in his new role.


11 June 2021

Today please welcome Peter Klevecz with YB 1438 to Ys on Parade. Peter's addition make it now 151 YBs on show and YB 1438 is a previously unknown survivor! Thank you Peter!


10 June 2021

The first Snippet of a new decade of articles on the MG Y Type has been added from magazine Classic & Sportscar, June 2021 has been added.


6 June 2021

Tony Slattery has begun the build up to the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the MG Y Type in Queensland, Australia, Tuesday 9th – Thursday 12th June 2022. A combined event flyer and registration form can be downloaded from the page! I am hoping to be there and see you there too. Book now!


4 June 2021

Geoff Lloyd has added his radiator mascot on his MG Y/T 4167.


2 June 2021

Steven Koster sent in a magnificent stipple drawing of his MG Y/T.


1 June 2021

This month's Picture of the Month. It shows just how green a car the MG Y really is - thanks to Tony Slatttery and his garden art.

Also, a new clip has been added to Ys on Film and other media ... or ... The Star is the Car! pages! At this time we are unaable to identify the particular MG Y seen briefly. Spotted thanks to the eagle eye of David Mullen!


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