The MGB-GT was imported to the US from 1965 through 1974. There was a rubber
bumper 1974 1/2 model, but only about 1250 were sent to the US. If a GT is
registered as a 75 or 76 it was most likely on the dealer's lot for awhile, and
it's really a 74. The GT continued to be sold in Europe, etc(even in a V8
version), but not in the US.
Bill Dudley 67 MGB
Dan Furbish wrote:
> Thank you Max and others!,
> That's great information, and so precise !
> You're right when you say the # seems low.
> A local club member from here in the Boston area told me GT's are
> rare and a lot more uncommon than roadsters-at least here in
> New England.
> Because the GT's weight over the rear wheels, the sleeker body lines,
> the 4 passenger seating (though only for infants) making them a
> 100 mph vehicle at the time and the 5 main bearing engine made them
> a Big hit on the track. So now there are few on the road.
> Denise also went onto say that they only imported GT's to North
> America from 1965 thru 1976, only 11 years (interesting).
> Happy and safe motoring !
> Dan Furbish
> 68 MGBGT
> in Massachusetts
> ----- Original Message -------------------------------
> From: "Max Heim" , Blake, and others.
> > WE = manual gearbox, synchromesh 1st gear
> > H = high compression (8.8:1)
> > Those are the most common variants. Others you might see are:
> > U = manual gearbox, non-synchromesh 1st gear
> > R = overdrive
> > Rc = Borg Warner automatic transmission
> > L = low compression (8.0:1)>
> > I believe that when the list shows the starting number as 101, that that
> > precisely what is meant -- the numbers start 101, 102, 103, up to 91,175
> > whatever. Not 101001, 101002, etc. So your number is in the ten thousand,
> > eight hundred range, out of 13,547 18GF engines made (13,647 minus 100).
> > Which is a surprisingly low number for a whole year's worth of NA imports,
> > now that I look at it.
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