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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


25 May 2006

Two new variations upon a theme of adverts from 1952 have been posted to the Reprinted Advertisements page, and two new book reviews have been added to the Book Review page.


23 May 2006

We have added cable supplier Speedograph Richfield to our list of Suppliers on the Links page.  Speedograph Richfield can supply all the cables you need for an MG Y, whether  YA, YT, or YB, at much more competitive prices as they are manufacturers, not distributors!


21 May 2006

Please welcome Markus Bandel with Y 7116 to Ys on Parade.  Markus' car make it 144 - a gross - of YAs on the website (304 cars in total).


18 May 2006

Please welcome Charles Wiggins, the new owner of YT 4313 to Ys on Parade.


16 May 2006

Your mid-month Reprinted Article this month is from the Australian Classic Car Magazine from April 1994 and is entitled "MG 'Y' Type Tourer fast facts".  EnjoY!


12 May 2006

Please be advised there is a seller on eBay selling reprinted MG Y workshop manuals for £28.75 a piece plus shipping. These are very poor reprinted copies and are totally non-text searchable and are overpriced.


11 May 2006

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Skip Kelsey yesterday morning (Pacific Time).  Skip, besides owning a YA, also ran Shadetree Motors (MG Service and Moss distributor) and was well known throughout the US and possibly the world for a very thorough knowledge of MGs.  Our deepest sympathies to Skip's family and colleagues.


9 May 2006

Two new items have been added to the Collectibles page (Other items) - namely a showroom poster from the 1970s featuring the MG Y Type saloon and Tourer, and a fabulous embroidered badge.


6 May 2006

Ted Gardner has sent in a report along with some photographs from last month's Spring Run.  Photographs were also provided by Andrew Adamson, Richard Knight and Keith Herkes.  Thanks guys, and thank you Jerry for organising a brilliant day out.  For those who went on the run, there is a thread on the Bulletin Board you may like to record your appreciation to Jerry on.  As Ted says, watch out for next year - the 60th anniversary of the Birth of the Y - the Register are planning a great weekend so look to the website for more details as they emerge: we really want to hit the 50 Ys on the run ... if not 60.  Just looking at Ys on Parade it is indeed very doable - so get ready, you have been warned.


4 May 2006

In April we were able to add Y 1373 to Ys on ParadeY 1373 is a Special Bodied Y sold as a chassis only to the Swiss firm of Beutler Coachbuilders.  It is now in the ownership of Armin Kuriger.  Armin very kindly promised to supply us with additional photographs which he has now done.  These have been added to the page in Interesting Ys for his car.


3 May 2006

Today, please welcome David Anderson with YT 3513 to Ys on Parade.


1 May 2006

Having begun April with the words "Who knows what else April will bring?" what a surprise - a Beutler bodied MG YA, Y 1373 on Ys on Parade.  We hope to get some more photographs of this amazing new find from Armin and bring them to you soon.  Meanwhile, people have been busy flicking through archives and David Mullen found an interesting note in John Lawson's 'The Classic Y' together with a photograph: so Armin, we have begun a page for you inInteresting Ys and look forward to the additional photographs.  Armin meanwhile has also been busy and sent us two photographs of the three Ramseier Ys so we have also set up a page in Interesting Ys for them.  Jack Murray then found an additional photograph of these cars in 'The Classic Y' too.

The Reprinted Article for the start of May is from MG Enthusiast, December 1993, called 'Life begins at 40 for Y Types' as David Pelham reports on the Y Type Tour of the Dales.


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