All About VINs

All About VINs

What your VIN Number Means

Make G MG
Engine Type H BMC B-Series Engine, 1.8L (MGB)
A MMC A-Series Engine (Midget)
Body Type N 2-seated roadster
D GT or coupe
Series 3 Mk 1 (1962-1967)
4 Mk2 (1968-1969)
5 Mk3 (1970-1979)
Market U USA (left-hand drive)
L Left-Hand Drive
R Right-Hand Drive
Model Year None 1968-69
A 1969-70
B 1971
C 1972
D 1973
E 1974
F 1975
G 1976
H 1977
J 1978
L 1979
7+ Car Number 54321

Where is the VIN plate located?

The VIN for the early MGB, approximately 1962-69, may be found stamped on a plate that is secured to the inner right hand fender (looking from the rear of the car), located just in front of the radiator.
The VIN for the later MGB, approximately 1970-80, may be found stamped on a plate secured to the left hand door post, and on a plate secured to the top of the dashboard.

How Can I Find My Car’s Build Date and Original Options?

You probably want a Heritage Certificate for your car. These can be purchased at the Heritage Motor Centre UK.


  1. In connection with the VIN # listing it might be noted that they only apply to MGB/C. For other MGs one might consult the MOSS catalogs for the appropriate model and year.

  2. Hallo! I have mg midget.VIN GAN5145046G .
    I want to know what is the year of manufacture?GRAZIE!!!!!!!
    Eleonora Hristova

  3. I need help, I can not decode the vin of my mgb, it’s GBUD505493P, it’s a coupe or gt from 1968, that’s what I was told, but I’m not sure

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