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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 2021

Today please welcome Andy Neal with Y 0282 to Ys on Parade.


22 November 2021

Walter Prechsl has updated his entry for Y 6617 in Ys on Parade.

A new Snippet has also been added, and a new Collectible too!


20 November 2021

After a break of three years and one month, I have now been able to update the David Pelham inspired MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated and the new revised version is available from the side bar of this News page. The known number of Y/Ts remains at 903, but in the intervening years, since the previous edition, we have identified 18 more Y/Ts as "live" than before!


19 November 2021

Today, please welcome Philip Stafford with his MG Y Special - Y 0836 to Ys on Parade.


15 November 2021

The mid-month Reprinted Article and is the English translation of the German article following Walter Prechsl's restoration of his MG Y.


12 November 2021

Alexandre Odier's Y/T reminded me of an dealer fitted feature that was unique to Swiss cars in the late 1940s/early 50s.

Some notes on how to refit and align the bonnet and grill on your MG Y have been supplied by Tony Slattery and have been added to the Hints and Tips page.


8 November 2021

Today, please welcome Alexandre Odier and Y/T 2354 to Ys on Parade.


4 November 2021

Jack Rebbeck was searching the internet and found his car on our Where is my Y now? page and contacted us. Great to have you on board Jack and we look forward to working with you to restore Y 6582 too.


3 November 2021

A new item has been added to the Collectibles page.


1 November 2021

Do not forget to visit the Events Page as Tony Slattery has begun the build up to the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the MG Y Type in Queensland, Australia, Tuesday 9th – Thursday 12th June 2022. A combined event flyer and registration form can be downloaded from the page! I am hoping to be there and see you there too. Book now!

This month's Picture of the Month comes from Tony Slattery.


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