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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


30 March 2017

Anil Kosti has sent in some additional photographs of his Y/T EXR 3253 when both it and his daughter, Natasha, were 'on set' for the filming of Rosamunde Pilcher's Lass es Liebe sein (Let There Be Love). These have been added to Ys on Film and other media.


29 March 2017

Having overlooked this great book previously from my collection, David Knowles book MG The Untold Story has been added to Book Review page.


28 March 2017

A new Price List from 1952 has been provided by David Mullen and this as been added to the Reprinted Brochures and Price Lists page. You may need to scroll down a bit!


27 March 2017

Today please welcome Michael Bulla as the new owner of Y 5391 to Ys on Parade.


25 March 2017

Nine new films, TV series and documentary programs have been identified as featuring the MG Y Type and these have been added to Ys on Film and other media.


21 March 2017

Jean-Marie Guivarc'h has submitted a superb Pen and Ink drawing to Artist's Impressions. Thank you Jean-Marie.


17 March 2017

A new Collectibles from the MG Car Club shop has been added.


13 March 2017

As I will br travelling on the 15 of this month I am releasing the mid month Reprinted Article a couple of days early. This month's contribution from my library is from the MG Octagon Car Club magazine The Bulletin from May 2015 and is called "The Travels of Doris" - great fun to read article, thank you John Harris and the MGOCC.


6 March 2017

One of the things I enjoy the most about running this site for you all is the constantly moving picture I see! Only twenty four hours after completing the new Y/T Lists they become out dated when not only a previously unknown surviving car turns up that changes the mix of Ys to Y/Ts but also adds to the knowledge we have about the number of Y/Ts built!

Today, please welcome Frank Van Duyse with Y/T 4074 to Ys on Parade.


4 March 2017

New photographs of the Australain MG Y Pick Up or Yute have been sent in!

Also, after a break of nearly four years, the YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated has been uploaded.


1 March 2017

This month's Picture of the Month is cartoon drawn by Bryan Mellem and he simply calls it Spring Run!


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