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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 November 2012

David Pelham has decided to digitize his "home movies" from VHS and uncovered the gem of MG Y Types at Silverstone in 1997!


16 November 2012

Richard Prior has sent in Episode 2 of his third Antipodean Adventure when he and five friends shipped their cars to the East Coast of the USA and drove up the East Coast from Florida to New York!


15 November 2012

We have had a great interaction with a blogger called Steve McKelvie and he has a very informative site. He has several listings on his blog for MG Y Types (use his search tool and type in MG Y) too now! Please visit and enjoy.

The Reprinted Article has been released for mid November. This one comes from " The Autocar" magazine, 26 July 1957 and is a Used Car Guide written by Stuart Bladon.


13 November 2012

Back on 3 February 2011 we posted some pictures of a Lost Y - YMG 158. Although we still do not know the chassis number, former owner Roy Light has found his old car on our site and kindly sent in some early photographs of it. Thank you Roy.


9 November 2012

The International MG Show and Spares Day at Stoneleigh, UK is set for 17 February 2013. Watch this site for more details.


7 November 2012

Another film with an MG Y in the background has been added to the Ys on Film page.


3 November 2012

Please accept my apologies for being late with the update this month - I did think about it at the end of October ... and then completely forgot to do anything! The International MG Y Type Register though has not been entirely sleeping on the job though and we are currently working with a new owner and a newly rediscovered car that could again be a "game changer" in terms of significant MG Y Type history! More later when this has all been properly researched and verified.

The picture of the month comes from Charles "Floyd" Inman, USA.

The Reprinted Article comes from The Motor magazine, 14 September 1951.


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