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Bentley Turbo R Weybridge & Mead
1997



Number manufactured

My own counting: 6
Some other sources: 6.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZP23C2VCH60222 (1997).
Last chassis number: SCBZP23C1VCH60311 (1997).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same dimensions as the model year 1997 Bentley Turbo R.
The same performance as the model year 1998 Bentley Turbo RT.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Turbo R Weybridge & Mead is a DLE (Dealer Limited Edition) of the model year 1997 Bentley Turbo R.

General characteristics
- 10 mm flared wheel arches to both front and rear.
- 18" five spoke road wheels fitted with Pirelli tyres.
- 400 bhp engine (the standard Turbo R had 385 bhp).
- Adjustable rear seats.
- Bentley overlay to waistrails.
- Chrome bezels fitted to interior gauges.
- Chrome gear selector.
- Chrome plated Centre strips to rear lamp clusters.
- Chrome plated radiator shell and vanes.
- Chrome plated scuttle grille surrounds.
- Colour coded interior cheater panels.
- Colour coded lower lip to both front and rear spoilers.
- Colour coded speaker grilles.
- Colour keyed door mirrors and cheaters.
- Commemorative engraved plaque set into the I.C.E. door.
- Double spaced door flute foams.
- Embroidered seat backs.
- Front spoiler with Bentley Eight styled mesh vents.
- Heated rear seats.
- Increased rear track.
- Overlit front seat switches.
- Polished stainless steel oval tail pipe finisher.
- Polished stainless steel bumper inserts/finishers.
- Polished stainless steel headlamps surrounds.
- Progressing tinted glass.
- Push button start, adjacent to the ignition key.
- Reduced lock steering rack.
- Roof mounted vanity mirrors.
- Seat switch surround trimmed in hide.
- Shaded tinted sundym windscreen.
- Sony XRC900 I.C.E. system with Mission speakers.
- Special black exterior badges.
- Special inscribed sill plaques.
- Special seats with increased side support and two colour trim with trim stitching.
- Sports mode lock-up.
- Sports steering wheel.
- Styled air ducts to both front wings.
- Triband aerial fitted.
- Trimmed steering column cowl.
- Turbo boost gauge is fitted to the Centre instrument panel.
- Twin coloured gear selector.
- Twin stitching to door arm rests.
- VHS Video system with cordless headphones.

Production and chassis numbers

The 4-door saloons from model year 1997 have a chassis number between 59001 and 60322. The chassis numbers of the Bentley Turbo R Weybridge & Mead are part of the chassis numbers of the Bentley Turbo R from model year 1997.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1997

0

0%

6

100%

6

Total

0

0%

6

100%

6

All chassis numbers

SCBZP23C2VCH60222
SCBZP23C7VCH60233
SCBZP23C3VCH60259
SCBZP23C1VCH60308
SCBZP23CXVCH60310
SCBZP23C1VCH60311





1997 Bentley Turbo R Weybridge and Mead VCH60222 (pictures above).
(First owner Elton John.)






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