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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


23 May 2017

I recently obtained a copy of the Nuffield Oraganization Salesman's Reference book for 1952. This has now been added along side the PDF for the 1953 edition in the Technical Data page.


21 May 2017

Anton Piller has supplied a drawing of the reinforcing plate that was fitted as a design update to MG Ys, Y/Ts from about Y 5500 onwards and all YBs to strengthen the bulkhead where the steering column supports attach. This has been added to the Parts Drawings page.

Additionally, two new videos of an MG YT in Japan have been added to Ys on Film page.


18 May 2017

Today, please welcome Gerhard Franz as the new owner of YB 1168 to Ys on Parade.


17 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have now reached 3,400 cars on the on-line database!


15 May 2017

The mid month Reprinted Article has been added! It comes from Classic Car Weekly, 10 April 2013. As it is also a Buyer's Guide it has been added to that page too.


4 May 2017

Today, please welcome Dave Eustace as the new owner of Y 0801 in Ys on Parade as he begins his restoration!


2 May 2017

Gavin Donohue has updated his entry for Y 3530 in Ys on Parade now that he has completed his restoration.


1 May 2017

ChweeTin Khoo from Singapore is the owner of Y 4754. Recently a Robert Pile who used to own this car contacted me and asked if his car was still around. I was delighted to put him in touch with "CT" and when Robert was in Singapore last month he met up with "CT" and also Mr Rajendran who Robert sold the car to before "CT" bought it! This month's Picture of the Month is a compilation from that meeting! A great example of the International nature of MG Y ownership in our 70th year!


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