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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


28 September 2012

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing today of one of the greatest contributors to preserving MG Y and T Types - Al Moss who is better known as the man behind Moss Motors. To attempt to do an obituary here would be inappropriate so please visit Moss Motoring's site. Having personally had the honour of Al review my MG Y at a GOF a couple of years ago (Al was also a former MG Y owner) and have him comment on the car as being one of the best restorations of a Y, and also having had him comment favourably too on this website, he certainly knew his Ys. He was a very kind and respectful man and the world is a poorer place for his passing. Our thoughts and prayers should be for his family at this time please. Thank you.


26 September 2012

Today, please welcome Ken Wilson with YT 3477 to Ys on Parade.


25 September 2012

Today, please welcome Frank and Connie Mount with YB 1466 to Ys on Parade. We now have 540 cars on the galley! Thank you. Michael Brown is also the new owner of YT 4162 and today we welcome him to Ys on Parade too.


22 September 2012

Today, please welcome Graham Sharpe and Y 5670 to Ys on Parade. Y 5670 is the 200th car on the gallery from the UK, and meets up again with its sibling from the production line Y 5671 creating another matched pair!


21 September 2012

Today, please welcome Kurt Schneider and YB 1050 to Ys on Parade. We now have 540 cars on the galley! Thank you.


19 September 2012

Congratulations to Richard Knight who, in addition to owning three MG YBs, is now the proud owner of YT 3863!


16 September 2012

David Pelham and his international adventurers all returned home safely having had, from what David has told me, was an excellent time. While they were away from their cars though, John Ushant spotted them in a car park and took a bunch of photographs and put them on his facebook page! So if you have a facebook account, check them out here.


15 September 2012

Today, please welcome Knut Tersmeden with Y 6205 to Ys on Parade.

The mid-month Reprinted Article has been added and features Production Car Racing with M.G. written by Dick Jacobs and he includes his UHK 111 MG Y of course! The article previously appeared in Autosport magazine 1 February 1957.


8 September 2012

Today, please welcome Craig Duffy, the new owner of YT 4273 to Ys on Parade.


1 September 2012

On the 9th of this month the MG Y Type Tour of Brittany, as organised by David Pelham, will leave for France. Sadly David informed us yesterday of the first breakdown of the tour - the ferry they were hoping to catch has suffered from "Technical Difficulties". David kindly offered them a spare XPAG engine but Brittany Ferries politely declined the offer and have put on a substitute vessel - maybe not as fast ... but as we all know, that just leaves more time to enjoy! We wish them every success and safety as they venture abroad on a truly International event. They will be joined on the continent by Dutch, Swiss, French MG Ys and their owners! "Bon voyage" would be the appropriate thing to say! We look forward to a report in due course!

With this in mind Picture of the Month for September comes from Bryan Mellem, thank you Bryan!

The Reprinted Article comes from Autosport magazine, from 8 February 1957 and is titled "Production Car Racing with M.G.".


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