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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


25 October 2021

For the fan of the old The Classic Y magazines produced by John Lawson, a comprehensive, interactive and linked PDF File is now available to download here. Articles have been grouped into chapters and you can click on a chapter heading in the contents which will take you directly to that chapter. You can then click on the individual reference number which will then download the relevant issue of The Classic Y. A download link has also been added to the main The Classic Y page too.


24 October 2021

Franz Tenbrock has updated the text and picture for Y 1675 on Ys on Parade.


21 October 2021

Horst Pokroppa has updated the text and picture for Y 5288 on Ys on Parade.


20 October 2021

A new "original" document has been added to the Technical Data page and to the Historical Timeline 1947 - 1953 page covering the modifications made to the MG Y and YB.


17 October 2021

Two new articles have been added to the Technical Data page covering the maintenence of hydraulic brake systems and carburetters. The original articles were first published in The New Outlook on Motoring, January 1948.


16 October 2021

Today, please welcome Jon Bourlet with Y 3814, Stephen Van Ess as the new owner of Y/T 2467, Clive Dickinson with Y/T 3921 (got to be careful what you wish for Clive!!), and Rene Ammerant with YB 1035 (tremendous job Rene - well done) to Ys on Parade.


14 October 2021

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


1 October 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 Graeme Parncutt.


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