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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


28 November 2011

Bill and Joy Watson in South Australia have just completed a 3 1/2 year restoration of  Y3575, details of the work undertaken and the excellent results can be seen on Ys on Parade. Another car completed for the Summer Season - we wish them both  happY motoring during the summer months.

We also welcome Richard Seidemann from Zurich who has recently acquired Y4100, another Y previously unknown to have survived and an original export to Switzerland. One restoration completed and another that will soon commence once Richard has located all the parts.

I have to admit that I have not updated the Ys on Parade - Statistics as Paul did not leave me with a copy of the spreadsheet that is uploaded to the website. There are now 256 YAs on Parade and Switzerland is now ranked seventh in its own right.


23 November 2011

Another update today for Ys on Parade from Peter Chandler in New Zealand who has sent in a more current photograph of  Y1705. Peter said that at present the car is mostly dismantled, but I am sure that we will receive updates of progress in the future.


22 November 2011

Peter Chandler has kindly sent a current photograph of Y3570  that has been added to Ys on Parade and an update, following what can only be described as a 'First Class' restoration. Summer is just beginning in New Zealand and we all all wish Peter some happY motoring with his newly completed project.


20 November 2011

I presume that Paul must be going 'Stir Crazy' with no access to the website or internet on his well deserved holiday (or vacation as he refers to it now)

The only news that I have to report in the last few days is the discovery of YT/EXU/2948 in Canada and the confirmation that YT/EXR/4260 is undergoing a full restoration in Australia. Two more YTs that have been added to the list of survivors and hopefully both will appear on Ys on Parade at a later date


15 November 2011

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added today. It is an early test report on the newly introduced MG Y/T.

During the next two weeks David Pelham will be running the show as webmaster as I will be away in the interior of the wilderness of North/South Dakota and will have no internet access.


14 November 2011

Today, please welcome Phil and Arty Williams to Ys on Parade as the new owners of YT 4962.


11 November 2011

Today, please welcome Frank and Connie Mount to Ys on Parade as the new owners of YB 1466.


6 November 2011

Karl Heinz Borchers has sent in details of the Sommertreff 2012 for the Events page. This is another great international MG Y event that should not be missed! Book early!


5 November 2011

The 2012 Events page is now available with dates for the International MG Show and Spares Day at Stoneleigh, and the dates for your calendars for the UK MG Car Club Y Type Register Spring and Autumn Runs too. More details will be added to these last two events as they become available but you can already buy advance tickets for the Stoneleigh event through the link provided. We look forward to soon adding other stalwarts to the year such as the Ripon Old Car Show and of course Sommertreff too.

Remember, if you are organizing an event for Y Types to let the Webmaster know so it can be added to this page!


2 November 2011

Another four photographs have been found on Flickr and added to the Flickr page.

Pictures of the Boat Tailed Y Type conversion have been added to the Special Bodied section of the Interesting Ys page too.


1 November 2011

Tony Slattery sent in the Picture of the Month.

The Reprinted Article continues the 1953 flash back with an article from Motor Sports Magazine and is entitled 40,000 miles with a 1 1.4 Litre M.G. Saloon - and how a Supercharger was Added.


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