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Series 1 - Standard Saloon & Continental Models

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Apr 55 - Jan 56  Silver Cloud I A Series    SWA2 - SWA250   
Jan 56 - May 56     SXA1 - SXA 251  
Apr 55 - Nov 55 Bentley S1 A Series     B2AN - B500AN 
Sep 55 - Feb 56       B1AP - B501AP 
Mar 55 - Feb 56  Bentley S1 Continental A Series      BC1AF - BC101AF 
         
Mar 56 - Jun 56 Silver Cloud I B Series    SYB2 - SYB250   
Jun 56 -  Sep 56      SZB1 - SZB251   
Dec 55 - Mar 56  Bentley S1 B Series      B2BA - B250BA 
Feb 56 - Apr 56        B1BC - B251BC 
Feb 56 - Jan 57  Bentley S1 Continental B Series      BC1BG - BC101BG 
    Dual master cylinders introduced  SYB50   B245BC/ BC16BG 
    8:1 compression ratio cylinder head (Continental)    BC21BG 
         
Aug 56 - Oct 56  Silver Cloud I C Series    SBC2 - SBC150   
Oct 56 - Apr 57      SCC1 - SCC151   
Apr 56 - Jul 56  Bentley S1 C Series      B2CK - B500CK 
Jul 56 - Nov 56        B1CM - B501CM 
Jan 57 - Jul 57  Bentley S1 Continental C Series      BC1CH - BC51CH 
    Combined inertia & starter ring (Continental)    BC31CH 
         
Feb 57 - May 57  Silver Cloud I D Series     SDD2 - SDD450   
Apr 57 - Aug 57      SED1 - SED451   
Sep 56 - Nov 56  Bentley S1 D Series       B2DB - B350DB 
        B1DE - B351DE 
Jul 57 - Jan 58  Bentley S1 Continental D Series       BC1DJ - BC51DJ 
    Combined inertia & starter ring (Std models)  SED131   B530EG 
         
Aug 57 - Jan 58  Silver Cloud I E Series    SFE1 - SFE501   
Dec 57 - Jul 58      SGE2 - SGE500   
Jan 57 - Jul 57  Bentley S1 E Series      B2EG - B650EG 
Jul 57 - Dec 57        B1EK - B651EK 
Oct 57 - Jun 58  Bentley S1 Continental E Series      BC1EL - BC51EL 
    8:1 compression ratio engine (Std models)  SFE9    B257EK 
    DR3 wiper motor introduced  SFE279    B635EK / BC1EL 
         
Jul  58- Nov 58  Silver Cloud I F Series    SHF1 - SHF251   
Oct 58 - Jan 59      SJF2 - SJF250   
Nov 57 - Jun 58  Bentley S1 F Series      B2FA - B650FA 
Jun 58 - May 59        B1FD - B651FD 
Jun 58 - Jan 59  Bentley S1 Continental F Series      BC1FM - BC51FM 
    Grease lubricated track rods  SHF1    B556FA / BC1FM 
    Grease lubricated centre steering    B644FA / BC1FM 
    C48 dynamo  SHF43  B71FD 
         
Jan 59- Feb 59  Silver Cloud I G Series    SKG1 - SKG125   
Feb 59 - Apr 59      SLG2 - SLG126   
Feb 59 - Apr 59  Bentley S1 G Series      B1GD - B125GD 
Mar 58 - May 59        B2GC - B126GC 
Dec 58 - Apr 59  Bentley S1 Continental G Series      BC1GN - BC31GN 
         
Mar 59 - Jun 59  Silver Cloud I H Series    SMH1 - SMH265   
May 59 - Jun 59      SNH2 - SNH262   
May 59 - Jun 59  Bentley S1 H Series      B1HB - B45HB 
        B2HA - B50HA 

Series 1 - Long Wheelbase Models

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Nov 57 - Jun 58  A Series Silver Cloud I LWB    ALC1 - ALC26   
Nov 57 - Jul 59  A Series Bentley S1 LWB      ALB1 - ALB35 
Feb 58 - Jan 59  B Series Silver Cloud I LWB    BLC1 - BLC51   
    Grease lubricated track rods  BLC18   ALB14 
    Grease lubricated centre steering  BLC28  ALB17 
    C48 dynamo  BLC39   ALB21 
Dec 58 - Jul 59  C Series Silver Cloud I LWB    CLC1 - CLC47   

Series 2 - Standard Saloon & Continental Models

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Aug 59 - Dec 59 Silver Cloud II A Series   SPA2 - SPA326  
Nov 59 - Mar 60      SRA1 - SRA325   
Aug 59 - Dec 59  Bentley S2 A Series      B1AA - B325AA 
Nov 59 - Jan 60        B2AM - B326AM 
Jul 59 - Aug 60  Bentley S2 Continental A Series      BC1AR - BC151AR 
    Introduction of solid camshaft  SPA314  B80AM / BC38AR 
         
Feb 60 - Apr 60  Silver Cloud II B Series    STB2 - STB500   
Apr 60 - Sep 60      SVB1 - SVB501   
Jan 60 - May 60   Bentley S2 B Series      B1BR - B501BR 
May 60 - Aug 60       B2BS - B500BS 
Jun 60 - Jul 61  Bentley S2 Continental B Series      BC1BY - BC101BY 
         
Jun 60 - Dec 60  Silver Cloud II C Series    SWC2 - SWC730   
Nov 60 - Feb 61      SXC1 - SXC671   
Sep  60 - Nov 60  Bentley S2 C Series      B1CT - B445CT 
Nov 60- May 61        B2CU - B756CU 
Feb 61 - Aug 62  Bentley S2 Continental C Series      BC1CZ - BC139CZ 
    13:38 ratio crown wheel changed to 13:40    B576CU / BC100BY 
    Introduction of spare wheel compartment cover  SXC1  B592CU 
    Introduction of valve stem seals SXC19 B22CU/ BC47BY
         
Feb 61 - Aug 61  Silver Cloud II D Series    SYD2 - SYD550   
Jun 61 - Dec 61      SZD1 - SZD551   
Apr 61 - Dec 61  Bentley S2 D Series      B1DV - B501DV 
Dec 61 - Aug 62        B2DW - B376DW 
    Electric window lift  SZD341  
         
Dec 61 - Aug 62  Silver Cloud II E Series    SAE1 - SAE685   
    Twin heater matrices introduced LSAE85 B415DV
    Improved coolant & heater hoses LSAE85 B415DV
    Revised rear lamps SAE389 B148DW / BC78CZ
    Sealed beam headlamps SAE407  

Series 2 - Long Wheelbase Models

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Sep 59 - Aug 60 Silver Cloud II LWB A Series   LCA1 - LCA76  
Jan 60 - Dec 60  Bentley S2 LWB A Series      LBA1 - 26 
    Introduction of solid camshaft  LCA11  LBA1 
         
Aug 60 - May 61  Silver Cloud II LWB B Series    LCB1 - LCB101   
Jan 61 - Sep 62  Bentley S2 LWB B Series      LBB1 - LBB33 
    Introduction of spare wheel compartment cover LCB42 LLBA23
    Introduction of valve stem seals LCB48  
         
Apr 61 - Jul 62  Silver Cloud II LWB C Series    LCC1 - LCC101   
    Electric window lift   LCC51   
    Improved coolant & heater hoses  LLCC83   
         
Jun 62 - Dec 62  Silver Cloud II LWB D Series    LCD1 - LCD25   
    Sealed beam headlamps LCD8  
    Revised rear lamps LLCD14 LLBB30

Series 3 - Standard Saloon & Continental Models

Prior to G Series (RR models only) the letter C following the chassis number indicates a Coachbuilt car

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Oct 62 Silver Cloud III A Series   SAZ1 - SAZ61  
Oct 62 Bentley S3 A Series      B2AV - B26AV 
Sep 62 - Jul 63  Bentley S3 Continental A Series      BC2XA - BC174XA 
         
  B Series not issued to Standard models       
Jun 63 - Sep 63  Bentley S3 Continental B Series      BC2XB - BC100XB 
         
Sep 62 - May 63  Silver Cloud III C Series    SCX1 - SCX877   
Sep 62 - Oct 63  Bentley S3 C Series      B2CN - B828CN 
Nov 63 - Nov 65  Bentley S3 Continental C Series      B2XC - B202XC 
    AC water taps & mounting plates    B10CN 
    Top & bottom hoses altered    B388CN / BC144LXA 
    8:1 CR pistons for certain cars only    
    Camshaft bushes deleted SCX657 B346CN / BC132XA
    Stainless steel hub caps introduced   B404CN / BC144XA
    Two shoe front brakes introduced (Continental models)   BC166LXA
         
May 63- Oct 63 Silver Cloud III D Series    SDW1 - SDW601   
Sep 63 - Dec 63  Bentley S3 D Series      B2DF - B198DF 
         
Sep 63 - Jan 64 Silver Cloud III E Series    SEV1 - SEV495   
Nov 63 - Jun 64 Bentley S3 E Series     B2EC - B530EC
    RB340 voltage regulator introduced   B38EC / B68XC
         
Dec 63 - Jul 64  Silver Cloud III F Series    SFU1 - SFU803   
May 64 - Dec 64  Bentley S3 F Series      B2FG - B350FG 
    88'C thermostat introduced     
         
Jun 64 - Nov 64  Silver Cloud III G Series    SGT1 - SGT659   
Oct 64 - Jan 65  Bentley S3 G Series      B2GJ - B200GJ 
    Nemag speedometer introduced    
         
Oct 64 - Feb 65  Silver Cloud III H Series    SHS1 - SHS357   
Jan 65 - Jul 65  Bentley S3 H Series      B2HN - B400HN 
Feb 65 - Apr 65  Bentley S3 Continental D Series      BC2XD - BC28XD 
         
Jan 65 - Jun 65  Silver Cloud III J Series    SJR1 - SJR623   
Jul 65 - Sep 65  Bentley S3 J Series      B2JP - B40JP 
Mar 65 - Apr 65  Bentley S3 Continental E Series      BC2XE - BC88XE 
         
Apr 65 - Dec 65  Silver Cloud III Coachbuilt B Series    CSC1B - CSC141B   
         
May 65- Sep 65 Silver Cloud III K Series   SKP1 - SKP423  
         
Nov 65 - Feb 66 Silver Cloud III Coachbuilt C Series   CSC1C - CSC19C  

Series 3 - Long Wheelbase Models

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Oct 62 - Jan 63  Silver Cloud III LWB A Series    CAL1 - CAL83   
Nov 62 - May 63  Bentley S3 LWB A Series      BAL2 - BAL30 
    AC water taps & mounting plates  CAL1 - CAL83  BAL2 
    Top & bottom hoses altered    BAL8 
         
Jan 63 - Jun 63 Silver Cloud III LWB B Series   CBL1 - CBL61  
Jun 64 - Jan 65 Bentley S3 LWB B Series     BBL2 - BBL12
    Camshaft bushes deleted CBL41 BAL6
    Stainless steel hub caps introduced   BAL8
         
Jun 63 - Feb 64  Silver Cloud III LWB C Series    CCL1 - CCL101   
Feb 65 - Sep 65  Bentley S3 LWB C Series      BCL2 - BCL22 
    RB340 voltage regulator introduced    BAL16 
         
Feb 64 - Aug 64  Silver Cloud III LWB D Series    CDL1 - CDL95   
    88'C thermostat introduced     
         
Sep 64 - Jun 65 Silver Cloud III LWB E Series   CEL1 - CEL105  
    Nemag speedometer introduced    
         
Jun 65 - Aug 65  Silver Cloud III LWB F Series    CFL1 - CFL41   
         
Aug 65 - Sep 65  Silver Cloud III LWB G Series    CGL1 - CGL29   

Rolls-Royce Phantom V

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Sep 59 - Jul 60  Phantom V A Series    5AS1 - 5AS101   
Aug 60 - Feb 61      5AT2 - 5AT100   
Feb 61 - Jul 61 Phantom V B Series   5BV1 - 5BV101  
Aug 61 - Jan 62     5BX2 - 5BX100  
Nov 61 - Nov 62 Phantom V C Series   5CG1 - 5CG79  
Sep 62 - Mar 64 Phantom V A Series   5VA1 - 5VA123  
Nov 63 - Apr 64 Phantom V B Series   5VB1 - 5VB51  
Apr 64 - Oct 64 Phantom V C Series   5VC1 - 5VC51  
Sep 64 - Sep 65 Phantom V D Series    5VD1 - 5VD101   
Sep 65 - Mar 66 Phantom V E Series   5VE1 - 5VE51  
Mar 66 - Apr 68 Phantom V F Series   5VF1 - 5VF183  

Rolls-Royce Phantom VI

Date ModelModificationsRolls-Royce Chassis RangeBentley Chassis Range
         
      Left Hand Drive RR models are pre-fixed with an L  Left Hand Drive Bentley models have an L preceding the last two letters 
Apr 1968 First Phantom VI produced   PRH4108  
Feb 1978   Introduction of GM400 gearbox and power brakes  PGH101   
  Last Phantom VI with "old style" chassis number    PGH134