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Factory Option Codes for the MGA - CF-126
This information was originally taken from the full 2111 cars database of MGA Twin Cam cars. This has not yet been done for all pushrod cars, but in general, options would be mostly the same selection. I will try to note where certain options may be unique to or not applicable to Twin Cam (or "Deluxe" cars. Other option codes may be added to this list if/when they may be found.
455Ax 4.556 rear Axle ratio -- perhaps 8% of all TC cars
4.875Ax 4.875 rear Axle ratio -- so far only 2 recorded in (Twin Cams)
Ae Aerial -- a few recorded, presume this is a stand-alone
part when radio is NOT ordered)
AlSWh Alloy Special Wheel ? -- (none recorded so far), may be
the very rare but well known pin drive aluminum wheels.
AnSh Andre Shock Absorber -- several of these recorded
ARBr Anti-Roll Bar -- only a few of these recorded,
(apparently originally rare on Twin Cam, most TC were 1500
style with no mounting for the ARBr until June 1959)
AS Adjustable Steering (column) -- a couple dozen far,
maybe only 1% of all TC cars (far below the average
for other MGA)
ASWh Alloy Steering Wheel - about 6% to 7% of TC cars
AT Ash Tray -- over 100 recorded (about 5% of Twin Cams)
BB Badge Bar -- a couple dozen recorded
BATT.CVR Individual Battery Covers -- several recorded
Bmpr Bumper -- one recorded as "less FtORdr&RrBmpr"
Bkt Bracket (fog lamp) -- only a couple recorded as "2FLtBkt"
CAP Unknown description -- couple dozen cases recorded,
(anyone want to venture a guess? perhaps same as COP?)
CAV Cool Air Vent -- dozens recorded, about 2% of all TC,
(a minority option in lieu of no heater)
CLtr Cigar Lighter -- about a dozen recorded (far less than AT)
COP Competition brake Pads -- at least one recorded
CRG Close Ratio Gears -- about 7% of all Twin Cam cars
Comp.STS Competition Seats -- hundreds recorded, most popular
accessory (after heater), about 35% of all TC
CScn Competition Windscreen -- about 8% of all TC,
slightly more often than CRG
CT Centigrade Thermometer -- a few hundred recorded,
about 8% of TC
Eng Engine -- a few hundred recorded (description not known),
about 8% of TC. This is NOT the notable 1762cc large
bore factory "kit" (not generally known to the public).
FLt Fog Light - (mounting) -- dozens recorded, mostly "2FLt"
FshR Flash Relay -- only 1 recorded so far (oddly rare)
Ft Front (part of another code like SpFtShoc or FtORdr&RrBump)
FtSh Front Shock Absorbers -- one recorded as "SpFtShoc"
glTk (gallon) Fuel Tank -- one recorded as "15glTk"
GrLvr Gear Lever (description not known) -- none recorded so far
H Heater -- nearly 75% of all TC cars
HT Hardtop -- exactly 5 recorded, from the factory,
these were on the 1959 Sebring TC race cars
Inst Instructions -- one recorded as "See Special Instructions"
LAST Light Alloy Steering Wheel -- none recorded so far, (may
be similar to WSWh but different manufacturer, special)
LC Luggage Carrier -- a couple dozen recorded, about 1%
of TC cars, one recorded as "LC.in boot"
LessBatt Less Batteries -- about 3-1/2% recorded this way
Nuts Hub Nuts (not spinners) -- nearly 100 recorded so far,
less than 5% of TC cars
OC Oil cooler -- hundreds of these recorded, perhaps 25% of
all TC. The TC oil cooler may be different from others,
See OF-105C (engine)
ORdr Overrider -- one recorded as "less FtORdr&RrBmpr"
RB Radiator Blind -- a couple dozen recorded (1% of TC cars)
RC Rev. Counter (description not known) -- none recorded so
far, may not be applicable to MGA, as all MGA have a
Rcg Racing -- (may be part of another extended option tag)
RcgTyres Racing tyres -- at least 2 recorded as "RcgTyres"
Rr Rear (part of another extended option tag)
RS Road Speed ?
RSTyres Road Speed Tyres -- one recorded as "RSTyres", apparently
these were more common later on 1600-MK-II "Deluxe" cars
RvLt Reverse Light-- one recorded (not popular for racing)
Sh Show (likely part of a longer code)
SHTyres Show Tyres -- several recorded
SLt Spot Light -- at least one recorded
Sp Special (possibly requiring an attached description),
-- One recorded as "Special Covered Scuttle"
SpBody Special Body -- one recorded
SpFtShoc Special Front Shock absorbers -- one recorded
SSC Sliding Side Screen -- hundreds recorded, nearly 25%
of all TC cars (in lieu of 1500 type)
SV Sun Visor -- less than 1% of all TC, about 1/3 recorded
as "2Sv", presume for Coupe only
SWLTT Spare Wheel Less Tyre and Tube -- a few dozen recorded,
about 2% of all TC cars
Tc Tonneau Cover -- hundreds recorded as "TCxx" where
xx is the colour code (most Twin Cam roadsters)
TcBk Tonneau cover, black -- hundreds recorded, about 25% of TC
TcBu Tonneau cover, blue
TH Twin Horns -- about 7% of all Tc cars
WM Wing Mirror -- a few dozen recorded "1WM",
only a few with "2WM"
WSWh Wood-rim Steering Wheel -- several recorded
WT Radio -- dozens recorded, about 2-1/2% of all TC,
Models = R5810-200R, R5818.230RA, R200TA/MG01, R230RA/N461,
R52T/M601, R500TA/M601, R23088 R500TA
WUAe Wind-up Aerial -- (so far none recorded on TC cars)
WW Windscreen Washer -- hundreds of these recorded,
about 35% of all TC cars, some "1WW", a few "2WW"
WWT White Walled Tyres -- one recorded this way
Wwtyre White Walled Tyres -- A few recorded this way