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Bentley Continental R 420
2001



Number manufactured

My own estimation: 19
Some other sources: 18.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZB25E11CX63505 (2001).
Last chassis number: SCBZB25E31CX63537 (2001).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the model year 2001 Bentley Continental R Mulliner.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Continental R 420 is a model year 2001 Bentley Continental R Mulliner for the North American market. The specifications are the same as on the Bentley Continental R Mulliner for other markets.
- The Bentley Continental R Mulliner is announced as a model that would be manufactured in a limited edition of 18 cars.

General characteristics
- The same characteristics as the model year 2001 Bentley Continental R Mulliner.
- A numbered plate on the facia.

Production and chassis numbers

- The 2-door model year 2001 Continental R Mulliner models have a chassis number between 63501 and 63568. The chassis numbers of the Bentley Continental R 420 are part of the chassis numbers of the model year 2001 Continental R Mulliner.
- In model year 2001 47 copies were sold of the Bentley Continental R Mulliner.
- I have investigated the first 41 of these 47 cars in the production files of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley archives of the RREC in Paulerspury, UK.
- 3 Of the 6 non-investigated cars are LHD. It could be possible that there are "420"- cars amongst them.

- The 41 investigated cars are delivered as follows:
  -  10 in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland)
  -  4 in Germany
  -  1 in Australia
  -  1 in Belgium
  -  1 in France
  -  1 in Japan
  -  1 in Monaco
  -  1 in The Netherlands
  -  1 in Northern Ireland
  -  1 in Swiss
  -  19 in the United States.

- In 17 files of the 19 cars that were sold in the US is stated that a numbered plate was fitted on the facia.
- The numbers are assigned as follows:
  -  chassis number 63505: no statement of the 420 edition
  -  chassis number 63506 has plate number 6
  -  chassis number 63507 has plate number 7
  -  chassis number 63510 has plate number 3
  -  chassis number 63511 has plate number 10
  -  chassis number 63513 has plate number 1
  -  chassis number 63514 has plate number 19
  -  chassis number 63515 has plate number 5
  -  chassis number 63517 has plate number 8
  -  chassis number 63519 has plate number 4
  -  chassis number 63520 has plate number 11
  -  chassis number 63522 has plate number 15
  -  chassis number 63523 has plate number 12
  -  chassis number 63524 has a plate, number unknown
  -  chassis number 63525 has plate number 16
  -  chassis number 63526 has a plate, number unknown
  -  chassis number 63527 has plate number 14
  -  chassis number 63528 has plate number 20
  -  chassis number 63537: no statement of the 420 edition.

- Conclusions:
  -  The "420"-numbers are assigned in the order of the chassis number.
  -  Despite the plan to produce only 18 numbers the numbers
     19 and 20 are assigned as well.
  -  I haven't come across the numbers 2, 9, 13, 17 and 18 in these
     production files.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2001

19

100%

0

0%

19

Total

19

100%

0

0%

19

All chassis numbers

SCBZB25E11CX63505
SCBZB25E31CX63506
SCBZB25E51CX63507
SCBZB25E51CX63510
SCBZB25E71CX63511
SCBZB25E01CX63513
SCBZB25E21CX63514
SCBZB25E41CX63515
SCBZB25E81CX63517
SCBZB25E11CX63519

SCBZB25E81CX63520
SCBZB25E11CX63522
SCBZB25E31CX63523
SCBZB25E51CX63524
SCBZB25E71CX63525
SCBZB25E91CX63526
SCBZB25E01CX63527
SCBZB25E21CX63528
SCBZB25E31CX63537








Details of the Bentley Continental R 420 1CX63523 (pictures below):















2001 Bentley Continental R 420 SCBZB25E31CX63523.





























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