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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


26 September 2010

Two new Hints and Tips have been added.


24 September 2010

If you can get a copy of the October 2010 MG Enthusiast magazine, there is a great one page review of the MG Y's recent showings in the auctions in the UK.  Once again, Simon Goldsworthy and his crew have shown what a great though under sung car we have.  We hope to bring this article to you in the coming weeks courtesy of MG Enthusiast in case you are unable to get a copy.



The MG Car Club Head Office have written to apologize for any confusion over the MG Stoneleigh dates that were circulated yesterday.  They have now received confirmation that this will take place on 20 February 2011, not 20 March 2011 as previously advised.  The Events Page has also been updated.


23 September 2010

Dates have been confirmed for International MG Show and Spares Day, Stoneleigh 2011 as being the later dates of 20 March 2011 (see also 24 September 2010 erratum entry above) and this has been added to the Events Page.  For non-Europeans, this event is probably the biggest MG specific autojumble/swap meet in the UK calendar.  While not MG Y Type specific, you may be able to source some obscure parts there.

If you are having an MG Y event in 2011, please send in details even if dates are only tentative at this time so that placeholders can at least be put in calendars and diaries.


21 September 2010

Our 200th guestbook signing has just been posted to the Guest Book!  If you enjoy this site and have not yet signed the Guest Book, please do so here, and if it has been a while since you made a comment, please feel free to add another!


20 September 2010

Today, please welcome Richard Lawson with Y 5802 to Ys on Parade - the 240th Y, and the 471st car on the gallery!


18 September 2010

One of the great perils of modern Information Technology is the size of hard drives in that you can often store stuff away in remote corners ... and forget about it. It is also a great boon when you rediscover it! That happened to me just yesterday when I found yet another Snippet to add, and "new" picture of Sidney J Pereleman's YT for Interesting Ys!


17 September 2010

What a busy week for updates!

It is amazing only a few days after the updated YT Factory List was added to this website, the 200th surviving MG YT has been located in Massachusetts. C. H. Fields spotted an advertisement, made a telephone call to the seller and obtained the details. Thank you Ms Fields!  The car appears to have spent its entire life in New England and has 'surfaced' for the first time in many years.

We hope to be able to add this car to YTs on Parade in the near future.


16 September 2010

Two more Snippets have been added today from 1983!


15 September 2010

The mid month Reprinted Article is now available. and is a reprint of a French article entitled "Un Peu Clappe".

Also added today is a quick Buyer's Guide from the September 2010 edition of Classics Monthly.


14 September 2010

Today, please welcome Don Avery, the new owner of  Y 4293 to Ys on Parade.


13 September 2010

Today, please welcome Stan Wullems with YB 0688 to Ys on Parade.


12 September 2010

It seems to have been overlooked by many, but the last MG YT was produced in 1950. We do not know the exact date but if you look on YTs on Parade you will see that the last cars were registered in September 1950. It is therefore quite appropriate that this 60th anniversary is remembered by us all and to this end David Pelham has updated his YT Factory List.

It is worthy of note that since this list was first published, on this website, that the number of surviving YTs has increased by over 100%! The total number of survivors is just one short of 200. If we identify a few more cars, and we know there are others not recorded, then not only will we find that MaGic 200th survivor, but we will be able to claim that 25% of the total production has survived. Now that would be something to celebrate the 60th anniversary!

Important exclusive news that you will read first here is that David's continued research and evidence has now moved the production numbers again from 891 YTs to 895!  This of course has lowered the number of Ys produced to 6,140.


7 September 2010

Today, please welcome the new owners of Y 5330 following its emigration to the USA, Dan and Janet Brown of Arizona to Ys on Parade.  Dan says "The car was first registered on 4th July 1950, so I guess it was always destined to come to America!"


1 September 2010

Time flies, especially when you are having fun - nevermore so than with MG Y Types! At least that is my story and I am sticking to it. This update is a little late because I spent yesterday preparing master discs prior to sending them off for mass copying for the electronic books of Let there be Ys that I will be releasing through YZ Publications later this month ... so, keep checking back here to see what the latest news is.

So now to the regular monthly updates. The Reprinted Article comes from MG Enthusiast, December 2008 and is a Buyer's Guide. This has also been added to our Buyer's Guides page.

This month's Picture of the Month page comes Tony Slattery ... hopefully with more to follow!!.

Coming up soon will be the Australian T and Y Weekend (4-5 September 2010), and UK MG Car Club inaugural Autumn Run (5 September (5 September).  If you are not signed up for either of these events please contact the organisers - details can be found on the Events page.


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