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      MGB Production Modifications, Sep 1970 - Dec 1973
Date Roadster
Chassis No.
GT
Chassis No.
Remarks
1994 Orin B. Harding (Last Revised: 24-May-94)

Sep-70

5-219001

5-219355

1971 model year (Type 18GK engine)

Sep-70

   

Solid rear bumper

Sep-70

   

Folding Hood (Michelotti) now standard

Sep-70

   

Telescopic bonnet and boot stays

Sep-70

   

Boot interior light

Sep-70

   

Ventilation and Heating system improved

Sep-70

   

New interior light

Sep-70

   

British Leyland badge on right front wing only

Sep-70

   

Tinted glass standard in GT - N. America

Sep-70

   

Rheostat replaces instrument lighting on-off switch - N. America

Sep-70

   

Choke knob changed to "T" type

 

5-220129

5-219491

Servo assisted brakes optional - UK cars, single line system

Jan-71

5-232765

5-233500

First serial # this calendar year

May-71

   

250,000th MGB (An American spec GT) completed

Oct-71

5-258001

5-258004

1972 model year (Unofficial "Mark III" MGB ) (Type 18V engine, HIF-4 carbs.)

Oct-71

   

Radio moved from dashboard to new console - UK cars (N. American cars from 1968 model year)

Oct-71

   

Fresh air ducts in fascia at old radio mounting location - UK market cars

Oct-71

   

Rocker switches replace tumblers - UK cars (N. American cars fitted from 1968 model year)

Oct-71

   

New padded fascia with glovebox and fresh air vents - N. America

Oct-71

   

Centre armrest with storage and ashtray

Oct-71

   

Centre of MG octagon on steering wheel now coloured red

Late '71

   

Engine oil sump capacity reduced to 6.9 US Pints - Drain plug re-positioned to side of sump from former rear location

Dec-71

5-268080

5-268498

Automatic inertia seat belts standard for N. American cars

Jan-72

5-268635

5-269303

First serial # this calendar year

Early '72

5-279340

5-279340

Door ventilator frame changed from chrome plated brass to brushed stainless steel

Oct-72

5-294251

5-296001

1973 model year

Oct-72

   

Anti run-on valve and carbon canister added to cars with evaporative fuel loss control system

Oct-72

   

Steering wheel with slotted spokes replaces one with drilled spokes

Oct-72

   

Leather bound gear lever knob

Oct-72

   

Armrest added to inside of doors

Oct-72

   

Cigar lighter standard - UK Market

Oct-72

   

Door mirrors standard, both doors - N. America

Oct-72

   

Windscreen wipers with black finish

Oct-72

   

Heated rear glass - GT

Oct-72

   

Revised grille with black mesh centre, MG badge on grille has red background with silver letters

Late '72

5-306257

5-309326

7 blade plastic engine cooling fan replaces 6 blade steel fan

Jan-73

5-307772

5-310600

First serial # this calendar year

Aug-73

 

1-101

MGB-GT V8 introduced

Dec-73

5-328100

5-328800

Servo assist brakes, single line system, made standard - UK market cars

 

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