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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 May 2021

A new Collectible has been acquired by the Webmaster and has been uploaded ffor your enjoyment.


15 May 2021

The mid-month Reprinted Atricle has been uploaded and comes from MG Enthusiast magazine, February 2018 and harks back to the 70th Anniversary celebrations of 2017-18.


12 May 2021

Brian Holt, who is handling the sale of MG YB 1014 on behaalf of the owner, Mrs. Tuffin, has kindly provided us with some more photographs of some of the interesting items that come with the car - namely a speciaal set of keys she had made for the car showing a distinct feminine touch and a sales promotion gift that would have been given awaay with the car at a subsequent sale to a new owner - see Ys and Celebrities section of our Interesting Ys page.


11 March 2021

Another new Snippet from Thoroghbred and Classic Cars magazines, this time from August 1990 has come to light and has been added to the Snippet collection.


10 March 2021

A new Snippet from Thoroghbred and Classic Cars magazines December 1992 has been added - a photograph inside the Abingdon works from June 1957!


7 May 2021

MG YB 1014 was formerly owned by actress and film star Phyllis Calvert. It has recently come on the maarket again and the owner, Mrs. Tuffin, kindly provided us with copies of the signeed photograph of Phyllis Calvert together with a copy of the letter Phyllis sent to her husband (Danny Tuffin) aauthenticating the link. These have now been added to the Ys and Celebrities section of our Interesting Ys page.

Also Greg Arnold has added the "mascot" he is using on YT 3245 to the Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments page.


6 May 2021

A new technical service document from Lucas Equipment on DKY and DKYH distributors has been added to the Technical Data page today.

Also Greg Arnold has added the "mascot" he is using on YT 3245 to the Radiator cap mascots and Hood Ornaments page.


5 May 2021

Four new Paintings and Drawings and a Rally Plate have been added to the Artist's Impressions page!


4 May 2021

On the recommendation of a great job done for Alan Chick we are pleased to add V&C Engineering to our Links page for the repair of Luvax Girling shock absorbers.


3 May 2021

Today, please welcome Christoph Oberli with Y 5014 and Ruedi Burri with Y 6407 to Ys on Parade.


1 May 2021

Palle Maldrup provides this month's Picture of the Month from their October 2018 trip to Turkey and beyond!


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