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Numbers of production by year



In the table below the annual production figures are mentioned since 1970. Since that year these figures have been published by Rolls-Royce Motors or by their parent concern (Vickers plc). They include the limited-production Phantom VI limousine.

I often receive questions how the production numbers are devided to:
- Rolls-Royce and Bentley
- A model a year
- RHD and LHD.
I am not familiar with these splits. Only about 1972 is known that 2068 4-door saloons are produced, 358 Corniches and 47 Phantom VI limousines. Do you know any more details about these figures please contact me by e-mail.

Further data:
- The year the production of the Silver Shadow models peaked, was 1978.
- I do not know how many Silver Spirits are part of the production figures of 1980.
- I mention the years 1981 and on because the Corniche still was produced in those years.
- The sales in the USA strongly increased in the seventies and strongly decreased in the early eighties.
- In 1983 only 19 Camargues were produced, in 1984 only 22.

Year

Number a year

Average a week

Average a day at 260 days a year

Bound for the USA

1970

2,009

38.6

  7.8

 

1971

2,280

43.8

  8.8

 

1972

2,473

47.6

  9.5

  629 (25%)

1973

2,760

53.1

10.6

 

1974

2,898

55.7

11.1

 

1975

3,134

60.3

12.1

  865 (28%)

1976

3,261

62.7

12.5

1230 (38%)

1977

2,872

55.2

11.0

 

1978

3,347

64.4

12.9

 

1979

3,344

64.3

12.9

 

1980

3,203

61.6

12.3

 

1981

3,205

61.6

12.3

 

1982

2,387

45.9

  9.2

 

1983

2,270

43.6

  8.7

 


In a diagram the production figures look as follows:




In the seventies some 50% of the complete production was exported. In 1972 the 2473 cars were sold to the next markets:

Market

Number

Home market

1.339

USA

   629

Europe

   262

Other markets

   243




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