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MGA Engine Serial Number Data.



Note that the early 1500 engines had the
serial numbers prefixed by BP.


Example: 15-G-B*-U-H**-12345


15 = 1500 / 16 = 1600
G = MG
*B = 1500 Series
*A = 1600 Series
*C = 1622 Series
*B = TwinCam
U = Centre Gearchange
**H = High Compression
**L = Low Compression
12345 = Serial Number


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Chassis numbers for the MGA-1500



They are loaded with information about the car.

Example: HDA 13 10101


This is a MGA, two seater, painted black cellulose for the RHD home market.


Chassis numbers for the MGA-1600 and 1600-MKII



These are less detailed.
Example: GHNL-2-103779

This is a MGA, 1600, Tourer, Lefthand drive.


Chassis Numbers MGA 1500
Example: HDA-13-10101

Make


H = MGA

Model


D = Tourer
M = Coupe

Colour


A = Black
D = Mineral Blue
E = Island Green
H = CKD Finish
K = Orient Red
L = Glacier Blue
R = Old English White
T = Ash Green
U = Tyrolite Green

1st Number


1 = RHD Home
2 = RHD Export
3 = LHD
4 = North America
5 = CKD RHD
6 = CKD LHD

2nd Number


Paint Type 1 = Synthetic
2 = Synthetic
3 = Cellulose
4 = Metallic
5 = Primed
6 = Cellulose Body
&Synthetic Wings

Car Number


10101


Chassis Numbers MGA 1600 and 1600 MKII.
Example: GHNL-2-103779

1st Letter


G = MGA

2nd Letter


H = 1400-1900cc

3rd Letter


N = Tourer
D = Coupe


4th Letter


Blank = RHD
L = LHD

5th Prefix


Blank = 1600
2 = 1600MKII

6th Number


Car Number


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