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Y Type trivia quizes and puzzles

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files - by Paul Ireland
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Register your MG Y Type with us -
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MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)  A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

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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.


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


18 November 2016

Peter Jones sent in a copy of an advert and a brochure from R.G.S. Fibre Glass Bodies for the bodyshell as fitted to YB 1551 - the last YB chassis ever as given to Dick Jacobs by the MG Car Company. These have now been added to the special page for YB 1551.


17 November 2016

We are delighted to announce that John Twist, provider of videos to our MG Technical Videos page has been included in the inaugrual round of inductees to the British Sports Car Hall Of Fame.


16 November 2016

Paul and Maggie Grafham's MG YB was recently in service as a Wedding Car!


15 November 2016

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been uploaded. This month's contribution comes from a German magazine called Oldtimer Markt, December 2015. It is an eight page article comparing our MG Y against the Mercedes Benz 170 S!


12 November 2016

Today, please welcome Peter Jones and Y 3077 to Ys on Parade.


8 November 2016

Two new Snippets have been added - scroll to the bottom of that page.


4 November 2016

Two new photographs have come to light of the MG Y Zagato.


1 November 2016

Dishna Dissanayake provides this month's Picture of the Month providing an interesting insight into restoration of a Y/T.


Archive of previous News pages

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