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Bentley Continental (1992 - 1995)

Technical identical to the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV


Full name

Bentley Continental

 

Production

- Years of production: from 1992 up to and including 1995
- Number of production: 73
- Percentage of the complete production: 0,2%

 

Chassisnumbers

- The first 5 characters of the chassisnumber of these Continentals are the next characters and digits: SCBZD. The following 3 characters are 00A, 02A, 02C, 00D or 02D. The 9th character is a varying control-digit. On the 10th position there is a N, P, R or S. On the 11th position stands a C. The right-hand drive Continental has on the 12th position always a H, the left-hand drive has a X.
- The first Continental of the 40000-series (1992 and 1993) is SCBZD02A2NCH40002, the last one is SCBZD02D4PCX40531; the first one of the 50000-series (1994 and 1995) is SCBZD02C4RCX50003 and the last one is SCBZD02C4SCX50167; the numbers of the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV and Continental Turbo of this series were mixed with the Continental numbers.

 

What makes this model unique

- All unique properties of the former Continental
- Changes with regard to the former Continental are for example: an ABS-system, 2 airbags, a four-speed automatic gearbox, the hood construction, dashboard changes, and so on. From 1994 on (chassisnumbers in the 50000-series) the Continental was constructed with a heated rear window of glass.

 

Further details and special features

In 1992 (and 1993) 25 Anniversary convertibles of the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV were produced on the occasion of 25 years existence of the convertible based on the Silver Shadow. No Anniversary is produced of the Continental .





The identification plate (right side) of the Bentley Continental.
Picture: the identification plate of the SCBZD02C7SCX50129 from 1995.



A Continental technical identical to the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV can't be recognised by outer distinguishing marks with regard to a Continental technical identical to the Rolls-Royce Corniche III.
Picture: the SCBZD02C2RCX50050 from 1994.





From 1994 on the electric hood was delivered with a glass rear window that could be heated.
Picture: the SCBZD02D5PCX40506 from 1993 (top) and the SCBZD02C7RCX50027 from 1994 (below).



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