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Bentley Continental T Le Mans
2001 - 2002



Number manufactured

My own counting: 5
Other sources: no numbers published.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZU25E71CH67538 (2001).
Last chassis number: SCBZU25EX2CX01516 (2002).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Bentley Continental T Mulliner.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- Bentley launched two limited Le Mans editions to celebrate the occasion of Bentley's return after 71 years to racing at Le Mans. Production was planned of 50 Le Mans editions of the Continental R Mulliner and 150 of the Bentley Arnage Red label. Actually 46 examples were manufactured of the Continental R Le Mans and 154 of the Arnage Le Mans. Besides those planned models also 5 Le Mans editions were manufactured of the Continental T Le Mans and 4 of the Bentley Azure Le Mans.
- The Le Mans editions didn't replace any other model but were special editions of existing models. The Continental T Le Mans was a specially enhanced edition of the Continental T Mulliner edition.

General characteristics
- 420 bhp at 4000 rpm and 875 Nm at 2200 rpm.
Outside specifications
- Exclusive quad exhaust pipes.
- Ducting vents in the front wing.
- Wide wheelarches and sports bumpers.
- Red brake calipers.
- "Le Mans Series" badges on the front quarter panel.
- 5-spoke sport wheels with red brake calipers.
Inside specifications
- Unique instruments with a dark Racing Green background colour.
- "Le Mans Series" lettering on the speedometer and rev counter.
- Dark finished burr walnut on the Arnage Red Label and straight grain walnut on the Continental R with the Bentley wings etched in intricate detail and inlaid into the waist rails of the doors as well as into the dashboard.
- Winged B motifs embroidered into the headrests of the two-tone, perforated hide upholstery.
- Exclusive chrome and leather design of the gear lever.
- Drilled pedals.
- Unique treadplate plaques.
- Three unique colours: Silver Storm, Black Oriole and Le Mans Racing Green.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Continental T Le Mans has:
- the letter U on the fifth position
- number 67538 (model year 2001)
- a number between 01511 and 01516 (model year 2002)
The next models have a partly overlapping identification:
- Bentley Continental T.
- Bentley Continental T Mulliner.

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 2001 and 2002 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental T, Bentley Continental T Mulliner and Bentley Continental T Le Mans. Within the series of numbers of the Continental T Le Mans editions no Continental T Mulliner occurs.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2001

0

0%

1

100%

1

2002

4

100%

0

0%

4

Total

4

80%

1

20%

5

All chassis numbers

Model year 2001
SCBZU25E71CH67538

Model year 2002
SCBZU25E02CX01511
SCBZU25E42CX01513
SCBZU25E62CX01514
SCBZU25EX2CX01516



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