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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


23 October 2011

Two new You Tube videos have been added to the Ys on Film and other media page.


20 October 2011

Herman Reijnders has updated the photograph of Y 3448 on Ys on Parade.


15 October 2011

Today please welcome James Spears with Y/T 2659 and Tim Rose with Y 4953 to Ys on Parade.

Christopher Constantine has also sent in a story about his previous MG Y that was fitted with an Austin Freeway 6 cylinder engine. His recollections have been added to the Stories from the rear view mirror page. If you have any recollections of your MG Y days that you would like to shar with some photographs, email them in and share them with us.

Also added today is the mid-month Reprinted Article from Motor Sport Magazine, April 1953.


14 October 2011

Today please welcome Garry Perry with Y 3219 to Ys on Parade. Y 3219 is powered by a Rover 3.5 V8 engine so there will be more to follow when I update the Interesting Ys page in due course.


5 October 2011

Mike Bond is asking for help tracing his old Y (DFX 944) on Where is my Y now?. If you have any information please contact him via the link there.


2 October 2011

Roy Dockery has sent in a new picture of YB 1381 for his entry on Ys on Parade. He hopes to have the car on the road next year - best of luck with that Roy!


1 October 2011

The Picture of the Month this month has been provided by Eric Platt from a Manchester Historic Vehicle Club gathering in 2008.

The Reprinted Article comes from the Auto-Body Repair Manual published by Scientific Magazines of Australia. The date of the publication is unknown but if you know it, or can find out, please let us know.

Another page has been added to the Parts Cross Reference pages, the first of two covering the internal engine parts.


Archive of previous News pages

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