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      MGB Production Modifications, Oct 1967 - Jan 1970
Date Roadster
Chassis No.
GT
Chassis No.
Remarks
© 1994 Orin B. Harding (Last Revised: 24-May-94)

Oct-67

4-138401

4-139472

1968 model year - Forth series (Mark II) MGB (Type 18GF engine, HS-4 Carbs.)

Oct-67

   

Alternator as standard - Negative earth electricís

Oct-67

   

Pre-engaged starter

Oct-67

   

Automatic transmission option introduced - Not available in N. America

Oct-67

   

Gearbox tunnel enlarged to accommodate 4 synchro and auto transmission

Oct-67

   

4 synchro transmission introduced

Oct-67

   

Engine fitted with emission control equipment (air pump, check valve, gulp valve, etc.) - N. America

Oct-67

   

Dual circuit brakes added to N. American cars (No servo available)

Oct-67

   

Energy absorbing steering column with steering lock - N. America

Oct-67

   

Padded fascia (no glovebox), Radio in new Centre console, and rocker style switches standard - N. America. UK cars retain steel fascia

Oct-67

   

Hazard warning flashers

Oct-67

   

Cigar lighter standard - N. America

Oct-67

   

On-off switch replaces instrument lighting rheostat - N. America

Oct-67

   

Overdrive switch combined with steering column mounted windscreen wiper 

switch - N. America

Oct-67

   

Drivers door mirror standard - N. America

Oct-67

   

Type "LH" Overdrive unit replaces type "D" Overdrive unit

Oct-67

   

31.125" drive shaft common for all cars (O/D and non-O/D)

Jan-68

UNK

UNK

First serial # this calendar year

Oct-68

4-158371

4-158231

1969 model year (Type 18GH engine, HS-4 carb)

Oct-68

   

Solid coloured leather seats, with piping same colour as seats

Oct-68

   

3 windscreen wipers on roadster - N. America

Oct-68

   

Side reflectors - N. America

Oct-68

   

Front wing changed, flasher lamps closer to grille opening

Oct-68

   

Reclining seats

Oct-68

   

Headrest standard - N. America

Jan-69

4-159806

4-162552

First serial # this calendar year

4-Aug-69

   

Last MGC roadster completed (4,542 built)

4-Aug-69

 

9102

Last MGC-GT (4,457 built) completed a Primrose, left drive which was shipped from the factory on 18 Sept. 1969

Oct-69

5-187211

5-187841

1970 model year - Fifth series MGB introduced

Oct-69

   

Recessed radiator grille

Oct-69

   

Leyland motif on each front wing just forward of door (Except Arab countries)

Oct-69

   

Rubber inserts in bumper overriders

Oct-69

   

ROstyle (Rubery Owen) wheels introduced

Oct-69

   

Vinyl in lieu of leather seat covers

Oct-69

   

Smaller steering wheel with three drilled spokes

Oct-69

   

Split rear bumper - 1970 model year only

Oct-69

   

Heater made standard in roadster and GT - Option up to this date

Oct-69

   

Unique tail lamp for N. America - Amber flasher lens on bottom (UK on top)

Oct-69

   

Side lights replace simple reflectors - N. America

Oct-69

   

"Dipping" rear mirror

Jan-70

5-196222

5-194552

First serial # this calendar year

1970

   

Steel bonnet replaces aluminium - date and change point unknown

 

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