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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


26 May 2014

Masaaki SakaguichiIt is with deep regret that I have to post that today I have been advised of the recent death of Masaaki Sakaguchi.

Masaaki was working his MG PB, he felt sick and called an ambulance. He lost consciousness in the ambulance and went into cardiac arrest on arrival at the hospital. He passed away on 13 May because of cerebral infarction. He was 65 years old.

Masaaki has been a long time MG Y owner and was been our International Representative in Japan since the inception of the International MG Y Type Register. Masaaki has also provided many fine parts to other MG Y owners over the years too and was an irrepressible character. I will miss his humour, bright outlook and colourful emails.


24 May 2014

Today, please welcome Peter May with Y 1535 to Ys on Parade.


15 May 2014

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded. It comes from Enjoying MG, May 1996 and is entitled 'The Special Bodied Y-Types'


14 May 2014

Continued research has now identified one of the Reprinted Articles that was previously of unknown date and publication. We are now pleased to advise that the article on 'The New 1 1/4 Litre' has been traced to Outlook Magazine, June 1947. The PDF is now identified by its correct cover and is located in the 1947 - 1949 section. The file has also been edited and correctly credited to the correct source and renamed too.


2 May 2014

The International MG Y Type Register has created a Tribute Page to permanently honour one of our founders and a most wonderful man — David Pelham. We miss our dear friend, never forgotten. One of the Charities the family specifically nominated for donations was the British Heart Foundation and there is a DONATE button on this page and we hope that you too will please contribute generously to this worthy cause in memory of David. Thank you.


1 May 2014

Malcolm Hardy provides this month's Picture of the Month with another retro themed photograph.


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