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    1960 MGA Vin

    Hello, can anyone give me any info on my car? 1960 MGA 1600

    vin ----- GHNL / 88485

    ENGINE - 16GA-U 19814

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    Re: 1960 MGA Vin

    These folks can get you some information on your car, as they have most of the original records:

    British Motor Heritage Trust
    https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk...e-certificates
    Drew Frink
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    Re: 1960 MGA Vin

    GHNL is:
    G = MG
    H = engine size between 1400 and 1999cc
    N = roadster
    L = left-hand drive

    88485 is in the range for a 1600 engine, all bodies.
    May of 1959 to March of 1961 was MK1. Since your GHNL is not followed by a "2", it's a MK1, 1600, late 59 to early 61, but:

    Who knows how long it sat at the factory, how long the shipment was, how long on the dock, or at the dealer? Could have been registered and licensed later that that March of 1961 date.

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    Re: 1960 MGA Vin

    Engine number 16GA-U 19814 indicates
    16 1588cc or 16 1622cc central gear change
    16GA / U / 1588cc MGA 1600,central gear change.

    Next is a heritage certificate.
    Don't believe what you read about identifying MK1 and MK2 by grilles.
    Had a discussion with an MGA owner a while back, and replacement grilles were hard to find for a MK1, easy for a MK2, his MK1 had...a MK2 grille.





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