Well, I just looked it up in Clausager, and I'm afraid the answer is
"no". At no time did the vehicle number indicate whether the car came
equipped with overdrive.
In a Mk. I car you could check the extreme end of the dashboard for the
OD switch. A vacant hole doesn't mean anything either way, as non-OD cars
just had a simple plug, which could easily have gone missing. Mine had an
apparently-DPO-installed second hole (for a fog light switch or something
-- why? when there already was one hole available) and no OD (which I
confirmed by getting the British Motor Heritage certificate). Mine didn't
have any trace of the OD wiring harness either, but I suppose you could
look for that behind the dash, possibly stuck up out of the way, in a
If you want to know about a particular car that you own, you can always
send away for the BMH certificate.
Craig Brownlee had this to say:
>Look in you Moss Catalog.... (you know those guys that rip us off by
>tons of free information) They have a section in there that talks about
>numbers and how to read them. There is a code that indicates whether a
>OD as it came from the factory. I believe that I have seen that code
>in the Moss Catalog.
>1983 Jeep Wagoneer
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.