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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


27 September 2013

Additional details of the 3,200th car on our Register were received today and it is pleasing to advise that this car is yet another previously unknown survivor!


26 September 2013

Jerry Birkbeck has in a pictures for Ys at Weddings and Anil Koshti has sent in pictures too for our Start them Young page. Thank you both of you.

We are also pleased to announce that today we had of our 3,200th car for the Database and hope to get some more details on the car soon.


22 September 2013

More details and photographs have been added to the Interesting Ys concerning the Zagato bodied MG Y.


21 September 2013

Anil Koshti has sent in a picture of his YT being used at a wedding.


17 September 2013

Today, please welcome Mr and Mrs Parker with Y/5312 to Ys on Parade.


16 September 2013

I recently acquired a photograph of another Lost Y. As usual, if anyone out there knows anything about this car, please let us know.


15 September 2013

The Reprinted Article has been added and is from MG Enthusiast June 2012 and is entitles "Part of the Family".


13 September 2013

Today, please welcome Palle Møldrup with Y/0522 to Ys on Parade.


9 September 2013

We have added another Lost Y to our Where is my Y now page. If you know anything about the car, please contact us to let us know.


2 September 2013

Mick Bath has kindly submitted a copy of the Special Tuning for the XPAG engine. Although the cover specifies that this is for the engine as fitted to the MG Midget TB and TC, there are significant similarities between it and the engines as fitted to the Series Y. This has been added to the Technical Data page.


1 September 2013

As the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere now draws to a close, the season down under is about to get underway! Time flies!

Frank Russell has updated his picture and text for Y/1336 , as also has Alex MacColl with YB/0772

The Picture of the Month. is from Tony Slattery, Queensland, Australia.


Archive of previous News pages

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