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SimonOopNorth Simon H
Cheshire, Cheshire, UK   GBR
I spent a bit of time yesterday searching for any information on the oldest surviving MGC / lowest VIN but couldn't find a definitive answer. Mine is in the lower hundreds. Apologies if this has already been covered but would be interested to know whether anyone has looked into this.

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chormy Gold Member Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
1964 MG MGB MkI
1967 MG MGB GT "BABE"
1967 MG MGC    & more
One of mine was 0155 a 67 Roadster but the prototypes are still around so are 66


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simon58gladiator Simon Wilkinson
Colne Classics, Colchester, UK   GBR
1966 MG MGB "Harvey"
1967 Jaguar Mark 2
1969 MG MGC "Maisie"
1969 MG MGC "The Beast"    & more
I had chassis no 120 in the workshop recently. The body number was 113. It was a car registered to the factory as a press car.


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Noble66 Gold Member Noble Bradford
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
1964 MG MGB "Black Betty"
1969 MG MGC GT
1974 MG MGB "Whitey"
In reply to # 3716236 by simon58gladiator I had chassis no 120 in the workshop recently. The body number was 113. It was a car registered to the factory as a press car.

Did the aluminum bonnet still have the dents in it from that woman laying on it?

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simon58gladiator Simon Wilkinson
Colne Classics, Colchester, UK   GBR
1966 MG MGB "Harvey"
1967 Jaguar Mark 2
1969 MG MGC "Maisie"
1969 MG MGC "The Beast"    & more
I found this again recently.

http://www.mg-cars.org.uk/MGC/mgcchassis.html

Simon.

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chormy Gold Member Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
1964 MG MGB MkI
1967 MG MGB GT "BABE"
1967 MG MGC    & more
Car 0155 registered on the Road as 1st Jan 1968


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SimonOopNorth Simon H
Cheshire, Cheshire, UK   GBR
So if I'm reading those figures correctly, which I might not be, there were only 37 pre-production cars made in 66 and 67 and then, a little later after roadster production formally starts, GT production starts to feature in somewhere in the 600s?

romeo69 Stephen Curtis
, Berkshire, UK   GBR
I had car number 200 but production started on 101 so it was number 99

mgcbrian Brian Hutchison
Hampshire, UK   GBR
1968 MG MGC
1969 MG MGC
A few years ago I stumbled across 107 which was a pre production RHD mineral blue automatic. It actually featured on the front of 'Abingdon's Grand Tourer ' but for presentation purposes they changed the colour to Red and the suffix to 'F'. Was a Press Car also with pictures and commentary in Safety Fast I think in November 1966 . Very interesting history. It went to the USA ( Los Angeles) I think sometime during the 1970's and came back again around the 1990's. I restored it and eventually sold it. Brian

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