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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 March 2013

Today please welcome Ian and David Cornish and Y 0264 to Ys on Parade. Y 0264 now takes the honour of being the oldest Y on Ys on Parade from Keith and Sandra Harris's Y 0272! It is also the 200th car from the UK on the gallery too. Thank you Ian and David for sharing your car with us and the International MG Y Type Register will fully support all your technical needs should you decide to restore this excellent early MG Y.


15 March 2013

After seven years (yes it was back in March 2005 when we began to release two Reprinted Articles) it has been suggested that we reduce the overload of new items on the first day of each month by not releasing a Reprinted Article. Instead this will now only be published in the middle of each month. For those of you who have enjoyed this feature, do not worry as I still have over two year's worth of material to bring you. During that time I am sure there will be more material, both old and new coming to my attention through the continued research and acquisition of magazines. So, with no further ado, this month's Reprinted Article comes from Thoroughbred and Classic Cars, April 1982, and is entitled "M.G. Saloon Cars 1924 to 1982". We hope you enjoy reading it and learning about some of the other great Saloon cars MG made over the years as well as our beloved Y Type!


10 March 2013

An interesting photograph turned up on eBay recently, and this has now been added to the Collectibles page too.


9 March 2013

Today please welcome Kurt Mastbooms with YB 1214 to Ys on Parade. Kurt's car makes a reunion with YB 1215, and also takes our total number of YBs to 130 (which is, of course just below 10% of ALL YB production!), and all Ys on Parade to 550!! Quite significant milestones so thank you everyone for sharing your cars with us all.

A new retrospective story has been added to Stories from the rear view mirror for AEB 59. Also, two new items have been added to the Collectibles page too.


8 March 2013

Today please welcome Andries Fourie and Y 1958 to Ys on Parade.


1 March 2013

Today please welcome Dr. Hans-Joachim Mueller, the new owners of Y 0602 to Ys on Parade.

Allan Dinsdale has provided this month's Picture of the Month.


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