Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MGB Information

 

 

Back to Production Mods 1968 to 1970 1971 to 1973 1974 to 1977 1978 to End

MGB Production Modifications, May 1962 - Apr 1967

Date

Roadster
Chassis No.

GT
Chassis No.

Remarks
© 1994 Orin B. Harding (Last Revised: 24-May-94)

May-62

3-101

 

1963 model year (Type 18G engine, HS-4 carb)

22-May-62

3-102

 

First production MGB roadster completed. Left drive, Iris Blue, Mark I, Third series (First series - the MGA 1600 (GHN), second series the MGA 1600 MKII, (GHN2))

     

Front anti-roll bar optional

     

Oil cooler standard on export models

     

"Pack-A-Way" hood standard, folding hood optional

     

Tonneau optional - (became standard with '78 model year)

28-May-62

3-101

 

First production right drive MGB completed

Jul-62

   

Last MGA produced (101,081 built)

20-Sep-62

   

MGB officially unveiled at the London Motor Show in Earls Court

Jan-63

3-4121

 

First serial # this calendar year

Jan-63

   

Overdrive introduced as optional equipment (D-type Laycock de Normanville)

Jun-63

   

Works glass-fibre hardtop option made available

Aug-63

3-19586

 

1964 model year (Type 18 GA engine, HS-4 carb)

Jan-64

3-27278

 

First serial # this calendar year

Feb-64

3-31201

 

Crankcase breather (PCV valve) added to 3 bearing engine - Type 18GA

Oct-64

3-48766

 

1965 model year (Type 18GB engine, HS-4 carb)

Oct-64

   

5 main bearing engine introduced (Type 18GB) Note: Cars 47112 through 47865 may have 3 or 5 main engine

Oct-64

   

Sealed propshaft bearings

Oct-64

   

Transmission fitted with larger first motion shaft spigot end and bush in engine crankshaft enlarged to match

Oct-64

   

Oil cooler made standard

Oct-64

   

Mechanical tachometer replaced with electronic type

Oct-64

   

Gauges changed from Jaeger to Smiths

Jan-65

3-53634

 

First serial # this calendar year

Mar-65

3-56743

 

12.7 Imperial Gallon (58.5 Litre) fuel tank with improved mounting

Mar-65

3-57986

 

Push button door handles introduced (3-57830 also had this style door handle)

Oct-65

UNK

3-71933

1966 model year -(roadster serial no. unknown) GT introduced

Jan-66

3-75243

UNK

First serial # this calendar year

Nov-66

101

110

Pre-production MGC’s started, Chassis nos. 101, 102, 104, 108, 109, and 112

Nov-66

3-108039

UNK

1967 model year (GT serial no. unknown)

Nov-66

3-108039

 

Front anti-roll bar standardised on roadster

Jan-67

3-107975

3-109804

First serial # this calendar year

Apr-67

3-128801

3-139824

Reversing lights added

Mid-67

3-132923

 

Roadster rear axle changed to Salisbury unit. Note: Cars from 3-123716 to 3-132922 may have either fitted.

 

Contents Copyright (C) 1998 - 2018 by O.B. Harding