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Bentley Turbo RT SWB
1998



Number manufactured

My own counting: 2
Some other sources: 7.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZR23C6WCH66293 (1998).
Last chassis number: SCBZR23C1WCX66392 (1998).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Bentley Turbo RT LWB.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- Because the Bentley Turbo RT was standard a Long wheelbase edition, the Short wheelbase was not listed anymore by the factory. So the Turbo RT SWB was never offered by the factory as a model. Yet it could be bought as a special order. The short edition was called the Bentley Turbo RT SWB (Short wheelbase).
- The Turbo RT SWB is a Turbo R which features the Continental T's power train.
- The Bentley Turbo RT SWB is the non-official successor of the Bentley Turbo R (Short wheelbase).

General characteristics
- Engine with 400 bhp, 590 lb ft at 2100 rpm.
- Mesh grille.
- Body coloured bumpers with chrome finishers and body coloured lower lip, together with mesh inserts to match the car's mesh grille.
- Headlamps surrounds in body colour.
- New ergonomically designed thicker steering wheel rim.
- 5 spoke 17 inch aluminium alloy wheels and low-profile tyres.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Turbo RT SWB has:
- the letter B on the third position
- the letter R on the fifth position
- number 66293 or 66392.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1998 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT SWB, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner SWB, Bentley Brooklands R, Bentley Brooklands R LWB. Besides that the Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner has a number series of its own.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1998

1

50%

1

50%

2

Total

1

50%

1

50%

2

All chassis numbers

SCBZR23C6WCH66293
SCBZR23C1WCX66392



1998 Bentley Turbo RT SWB, SCBZR23C6WCH66293.
(pictures above and below).









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