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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


24 March 2021

Jeremy Haavard (Austraalia) has sent in a paint formula for the Y/T small instruments dash panel.


22 March 2021

Five new Snippets from Teamwork magazines from 1950 - 1953 concerning the MG Y Type have been identified and kindly provided to us by Malcolm Green. Teamwork magazine waas an in-house staff magagine published by The Nuffield Group for all Nuffield employees. After you have enjoyed the ones from 1950, scroll down and look for the new icons in 1952 and 1953.


21 March 2021

Y 4484 has has recently been bought by a new owner but prior to it's sale Autohaus of Florida made this "promo" video.


15 March 2021

The mid-month Reprinted Atricle has been uploaded and comes from MG Enthusiast magaazine, May 2018 and is titled "YB meets B. Why?".


12 March 2021

Jay Clark alerted me to yet another new book featuring the MG Series Y. "The Complete Book of Classic MG Cars" by Ross Alkureishi has also been added to the Book Review page. My copy arrived yesterday! Thank you Jay.


7 March 2021

Another new book has been found that includes a reference to the MG Series Y. It too has been added to the Book Review page.


5 March 2021

Today, please welcome John and Anita Walsh with Y 6192 to Ys on Parade.


2 March 2021

A new book has been found that includes a reference to the MG Series Y and this has been added to the Book Review page.


1 March 2021

Keith Buckley's YB 0251 at the Manchester Classic Car show in September 2018 provides us with the Picture of the Month.


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