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YA Owners (1)


Owner and Location:
Lyn & Neil Wakeman, Donvale, Victoria, Australia.


Date of First Registration:


Chassis Number : Y 3498


These photographs kindly supplied by Lyn & Neil Wakeman. Click photos to enlarge.




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Owner and Location:
Thierry Decerisy, Compiegne, France.


Date of First Registration:
19th July 1947.


Chassis Number : Y 0479


This photograph kindly supplied by Thierry Decerisy. Click photo to enlarge.



Owner and Location:
George and Elyn Pardee, Florida, U.S.A.


Date of First Registration:
August 1947.


Chassis Number : Y 0543


Registration Number : MG 7217


A Brief History of Y 0543, MG 7217.


MG Y0543 joined the Pardee family on New Year’s Day 1977. She had come from Abingdon, England, where 2 of her 3 former owners had been employed at the MG works.


In 1992/1993 she under went a frame -off restoration. Paint, upholstery, and major machine work were subcontracted; all other work was done by the Pardee family. 75 bags of sandblast sand were consumed; 370 sandwich bags of fasteners were cleaned by son Nick, 12 years old.


Within 7 months, the Y-type was complete and as a zero-mile restoration, set off on the New England MG ‘T’ Register “Skyline Soiree” tour from Front Royal, VA to Gatlinburg, TN via the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. She performed flawlessly.


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YA-1126-Queensland-1Owner and Location

Queensland, Australia.


Date of First Registration.



Chassis Number : Y 1126


The above photo kindly supplied by Ken & Ellen Wilson.






Owner and Location.

Rod Oldham, North East Lincolnshire.


Date of First Registration.

23rd March 1948.


Chassis Number : Y 1392


The above photos kindly supplied by Rod Oldham.









YA-Rob-Rytir-1Owner and Location.
Rob Rytir, Geelong, Australia.


Date of First Registration.
27th August, 1949.


Chassis Number : Y 3132


The Y arrived In Australia 15 August 1949 from my research. I’m the fourth owner and am trying to restore it to an original example.

The above photographs and details were kindly supplied to us by Rob Rytir.


YA3200 – The Car that features in the 2012 Film ‘The Iron Lady









Owner : Mike Kelloway.
Location : East Sussex.
Chassis No. : Y 3200.
First registered : 6th July, 1949.


Information on Y 3200 from owner :

The car has had three owners since June 1978. Its previous owner acquired the car on 22nd. June 1985 and was living in Fleet, Hampshire.


I purchased the car in Guildford on 7th October 1991, with its original number plate of UMG 24. This shows that the car was originally supplied by University Motors of Picadilly and, to my knowledge, is the second oldest UMG plate currently known to exist on a Y type.

My understanding is that the car was painted Trafalgar Blue sometime in its past but was restored to its original colour of Almond Green before I purchased it.


During my ownership the car has covered just on 40,000 miles. During that time the engine has been rebuilt due to a broken crankshaft and fitted with a lead free cylinder head. Over the period I have broken two half shafts which have been replaced with two specially treated, heat hardened shafts.


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YA-John-Russell-1Owner and Location.
John Russell, Middlesex.


Date of First Registration.
November 1949.


Chassis Number : Y 3851


The above photos supplied by John Russell.



Owner and Location :
Brian Sloan, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.


Date of First Registration :
10th March 1950.


Chassis Number: Y 4080.


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Details :
Brian says, “I’ve owned this car since 1995 and am only just beginning to solve its origin. It was registered as a Black Saloon although I purchased it as seen in the photos. It has no Jackall system and I am about to begin a restoration of the car”.


Pictures and details kindly supplied by Brian Sloan.



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