Changes in Production

Production changes by year, serial number and event

1959

B9000001 – First Series I produced. 1494cc engine. 06/14/59

B9000277 – Steering wheel height increased.

B9001697 – Modified seat runners added to prevent misaligned locating pegs.

B9006404(?) – Paint code begins to appear on data tags somewhere around this time.

1960

B9005504 – Steering wheel is reduced in diameter.

B9011592 – Last Series I produced. 09/09/60

B9100000 – First Series II produced. 1592cc engine. 09/12/60

B9101331 – Grease gun removed from tool kit.

B9101800 – New mainshaft in gearbox. 12/60

1961

B9103533 – Harrington Alpine production begins about this time. 03/61

B9103936 – Anti squeel front break shims added. 3/61

B9104616 – Increased sweeping area on windshield wipers of RHD vehicles. 11/61

B9104783 – Increased sweeping area on windshield wipers of LHD vehicles. (US & Canadian) 11/61

B9106448 – Return valve added for timing chain lubrication. 1/62

B9108012 – Increased sweeping area on windshield wipers of LHD vehicles. (Other) 11/61

B9107291 – Shape of holes in steel wheels change.

B9107388 – New hub cap design introduced.

B9108158 – Axleshafts change on LHD Alpines with steel wheels to fine splines.

B9108232 – Axle shafts change on LHD Alpines with wire wheels & OD to fine splines.

B9108282 – Axle shafts change on LHD Alpines with wire wheels to fine splines.

B9108274 – Axel shafts change on RHD Alpines with wire wheels & OD to fine splines.

B9108372 – Axle shafts change on RHD Alpines with steel wheels & OD to fine splines.

B9108397 – Axle shafts change on LHD Alpines with steel wheels & OD to fine splines.

B9108431 – Axle shafts change on RHD Alpines with steel wheels to fine splines.

B9108686 – Harrington Le Mans production begins about this time. 10/61

1962

B9112484 – Last car built at Bristol Siddeley production site. 03/30/62

B9115020 – First known car built at Ryton-Upon-Dunsmore production site. 02/12/62

B9117831 – Series ‘C’ Harrington first introduced at Earls Court October ’62. (S/N not accurate)

1963

B9119956 – Last Series II produced. 02/08/63

B9119955 – Series ‘C’ Harrington production stops. Feb ’63. (S/N not accurate)

B9200000 – First Series 3 produced. 01/21/63

B9204718 – Single twin choke Solex carburettor replaces the twin Zeniths.

B9205864 – Last Series 3 produced. 10/18/63

B9400000 – First Series IV produced. 10/27/63

1964

B9407936 – Last non-syncronized transmission and 8 digit serial number. 07/31/64

B94100000 – Starting crank handle is changed.

B94100000 – First fully syncronized transmission and 9 digit serial number. 08/03/64

B94100352 – Last GT to use the veneered ply dash. New bakelite veneered dash introduced.

B94102173 – Aluminium wheel trim finishers replace chrome beauty rings.

B94103022 – Square corner doors and bonnets introduced.

1965

B94104172 – New convertible top with velcro introduced.

B94104334 – Last car to use the old style convertible top.

B94104470 – Last Series IV produced. 08/13/65

B395000000 – First Series V produced with new 1724cc engine. 08/16/65

B395000207 – Tail light units change from inside screw to outside screw.

B395000596 – Lifting jack is changed from part number 12011342 to part number 5220473.

B395000691 – First square corner boot lid on a Series V ST.

B395000713 – First square corner boot lid on a Series V GT.

1966

B395000704 – Modified clutch plate.

B395003169 – Nylon fuel pipe.

B395004057 – 7″diameter brake servo introduced. SP2228

B395004386 – First Alpine to have the cable bonnet release. 3/66

B395012220 – Oil pressure releif valve change.

1967

B395012220 – Oil pressure releif valve change. 4/67

B395013608 – Pinion seal changed from P/N 5220439 to 5221256.

B395016692 – Bumper mounted rear license plate lights first appear. 8/67

B395017309 – First 25 spline non-overdrive transmission. 9/67

B395017327 – First 25 spline overdrive transmission. 9/67

B395017900 – Non peaked headlight rims are used until end of production. 11/67

1968

B395019122 – Last Series V produced. 01/26/68