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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


29 October 2012

A new Collectible has been added to the Collectibles page.


15 October 2012

A new vendor has been recommended to us, a repairers of electrical equipment, and has been added to the Links Page.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and is from the aptly titled American magazine Skinned Knuckles! It would be great to find out what happened to this car some time.

Bob Simpson has updated the photograph of YT 4320 on Ys on Parade

David Ward has posted a picture of his old MG Y (YB?) and asks if you know anything about it's current where abouts.

Part two of David Pelham's report on the third MG Y Type Brittany Run has also been published.


9 October 2012

We all know just how much fun you can have in an MG Y Type, but it is great to see the younger generation enjoying our Ys as much as they do. Norbert Lange has sent in another group of photographs too!


7 October 2012

Tony Slattery has sent in another picture for the "Y"oungsters page. Looks like they had a good time!


6 October 2012

Part one of David Pelham's report on the third MG Y Type Brittany Run has been published! Part two will follow in a few days.


4 October 2012

Today, please welcome Ken Smith with Y 5249 to Ys on Parade.


3 October 2012

Igal Brickman has updated the photograph for YT 4127 in Ys on Parade. Great job Igal.


1 October 2012

September 2012 was a very busy month with no less than than 8 changes on Ys on Parade. This month we start off with a new entry from Alfredo Santoro with Y 1293 from Uruguay. Please welcome Alfredo to Ys on Parade.

Another great Picture of the Month from Bryan Mellem.

The Reprinted Article comes from MG Enthusiast magazine, from February 1995 with the Zagato Y Type as it's subject. It would be great to find out what happened to this car some time.


Archive of previous News pages

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