It looks like it was maybe preassigned a number in 1965 probably build in 65
but the number shows up as a 66 because it was preassigned a number. Batches
of numbers were allocated to alternately to roadsters and GT models. The car
number sequence in not exactly identical with the build sequence because
there were sometimes up to four assembly lines running at once. Page 118 of
Original MGB by Anders Ditlev Clausager..
From: RL Chrysler <firstname.lastname@example.org.McMaster.CA>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, August 28, 1999 9:15 PM
Subject: My Early BGT
>I just got on this list today, and am eager to try to be a helpful lister.
>I'm in the early stages of a full restoration on what I believe to be a
>rather early MGB/GT. Her ser. no. is GHD3L84510, and the body no. tag is
>002450P. It seems to me that most of the early GT's were registered as 1966
>cars, ie.by the time they were produced, dispatched from Abingdon, and made
>their way over the pond to North America, and were sold to their first
>owner, the paperwork recognised them as '66's. Mine is registered as a
>therefore I'm assuming the car is fairly early.
>Another pont of interest; I read in a mid 1980's issue of the NAMGBR
>magazine that the earliest BGT's were not produced at Abingdon at all for
>the first while. Anybody know where they were assembled, and how long this
>took place before Abingdon took them on as per usual?