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Bentley Continental SC
1998 - 2000



Number manufactured

My own counting: 73
Some other sources: 73.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZZ23CXWCX65001 (1998).
Last chassis number: SCBZZ22E1YCX65104 (2000).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

524, 204, 146 cm

Kerb weight

2610 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.4 seconds

Top speed

155 mph, 249 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Continental SC is a model that was built on the chassis of the Continental T and that stands out by its detachable roof above the front seats. The abbreviation SC stands for Sedanca Coupé, a name that is used for this roof construction.
- The Bentley Continental SC has no predecessor or successor but is a model besides already existing models.

General characteristics
- Removable glass roof panels in the front.
- Fixed glass roof panels in the rear.
- Reinforcements of the Bentley Azure because of the lack of a proper roof.
- Some subtle changes to the suspension and electronic dampers.
- Red Bentley badges.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Continental SC has:
- the letter Z on the fifth position
- a number between 65001 and 65104 (model years 1998 until 2000)
The next model has a partly overlapping identification:
- Bentley Continental SC Mulliner (between 65000 and 65101).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers in the years 1990 up to and including 2003 are assigned in separate series per model type (often per model year as well) or in separate series per model. A model type stands for e.g. the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Brooklands), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the 2-door coupé models (Continental R, Continental T, et cetera).
- In 1998 the Continental SC got a series of numbers that was not shared with other models. Just one lower number (65000) was assigned to a Continental SC Mulliner, but that was a number from model year 1999.
- In the model years 1999 and 2000 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental SC and Bentley Continental SC Mulliner.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 65075 - 65100 between the model years 1999 and 2000 have not been used.
- Number 65060 is a number between model year 1999 numbers but is belongs to model year 2000.
- The next chassis numbers are assigned in 2000 but these cars have no production files: SCBZZ22E3YCX65105 and SCBZZ22E5YCX65106. They are not listed in other sources and are no part of production countings.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1998

3

60%

2

40%

5

1999

41

64%

23

36%

64

2000

4

100%

0

0%

4

Total

48

66%

25

34%

73

All chassis numbers

Model year 1998
SCBZZ23CXWCX65001
SCBZZ23C8WCH65002
SCBZZ23C3WCX65003
SCBZZ23C1WCH65004
SCBZZ23C7WCX65005

Model year 1999
SCBZZ23E1XCH65006
SCBZZ22E5XCX65007
SCBZZ22E7XCX65008
SCBZZ22E9XCX65009
SCBZZ23E3XCH65010
SCBZZ23E5XCH65011
SCBZZ23E7XCH65012
SCBZZ22E0XCX65013
SCBZZ22E2XCX65014
SCBZZ23E6XCX65015
SCBZZ23E4XCH65016
SCBZZ23E6XCH65017
SCBZZ23E8XCH65018
SCBZZ24E5XCX65019
SCBZZ22E8XCX65020
SCBZZ22EXXCX65021
SCBZZ22E1XCX65022
SCBZZ23E1XCH65023
SCBZZ23E3XCH65024
SCBZZ22E7XCX65025
SCBZZ22E9XCX65026
SCBZZ22E0XCX65027
SCBZZ22E2XCX65028
SCBZZ22E4XCX65029
SCBZZ22E0XCX65030
SCBZZ22E2XCX65031
SCBZZ22E4XCX65032
SCBZZ22E6XCX65033
SCBZZ23E6XCH65034
SCBZZ22EXXCX65035
SCBZZ22E1XCX65036

SCBZZ22E3XCX65037
SCBZZ23E3XCH65038
SCBZZ23E5XCH65039
SCBZZ23E1XCH65040
SCBZZ23E7XCX65041
SCBZZ23E9XCX65042
SCBZZ23E0XCX65043
SCBZZ23E2XCX65044
SCBZZ23E4XCX65045
SCBZZ23E6XCX65046
SCBZZ23E8XCX65047
SCBZZ23EXXCX65048
SCBZZ23E1XCX65049
SCBZZ23E4XCH65050
SCBZZ22E8XCX65051
SCBZZ22EXXCX65052
SCBZZ22E1XCX65053
SCBZZ22E3XCX65054
SCBZZ22E5XCX65055
SCBZZ22E9XCX65057
SCBZZ22E0XCX65058
SCBZZ22E2XCX65059
SCBZZ23E9XCH65061
SCBZZ23E0XCH65062
SCBZZ23E2XCH65063
SCBZZ23E8XCX65064
SCBZZ23E6XCH65065
SCBZZ23E8XCH65066
SCBZZ23EXXCH65067
SCBZZ23E1XCH65068
SCBZZ23E3XCH65069
SCBZZ22E7XCX65073
SCBZZ23E7XCH65074

Model year 2000
SCBZZ22E7YCX65060
SCBZZ22E8YCX65102
SCBZZ23E1YCX65103
SCBZZ22E1YCX65104



Bentley Continental SC, model year 1999, press photo:





2000 Bentley Continental SC SCBZZ22E1YCX65104.
This is the last Continental SC that was built.















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