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Chassis Number References

Chassis Number References 1998-2003

In 1998, under the ownership of BMW, the Crewe factory started to produce the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage models. Identification of these vehicles followed the standard international 17 digit VIN system first used at Crewe with the Silver Spirit and Bentley Mulsanne production.

The VIN is stamped onto the bodyshell in front of the right hand A pillar and on the left hand side of the windscreen surround (visible from outside the car).North American market cars also have the VIN on the certification plate attached to the left hand front door hinge pillar.

We have shown below an example of one of these VIN's and broken it down for you so that you can easily identify your vehicle:

Chassis:
S
C
B
L
C
3
7
F
8
5
C
H
1
0
1
1
4
Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Key 1,2,3: World Manufacturer Identifier

SCA
Rolls-Royce
SCB
Bentley

Key 4,5: Model/ Bodystyle

AX

Arnage Armoured

CC

Brooklands

DC

Azure

LA

Silver Seraph

LB

Arnage/ Arnage Green Label/ Arnage Birkin 4.4

LC

Arnage Red Label/ Arnage R

LD

Rolls-Royce Park Ward

LE

Arnage LWB/ RL

LF

Arnage T

Key 6,7 : Engine Type

31
Turbocharged, Intercooled, Catalyst 6,75 V8, OBDII
32
Turbocharged, Intercooled, Catalyst 6,75 V8, OBDI
33
Turbocharged, Intercooled, Non-catalyst 6,75 V8
34
Twin-Turbocharged V8, Catalyst, OBDII, 450bhp - Arnage T
36
Twin-Turbocharged V8, Non-catalyst, 450bhp, Arnage T
37
Twin-Turbocharged V8, Catalyst, OBDII, 400bhp - Arnage R, RL
38
Twin-Turbocharged V8, Non-catalyst, OBDII, 400bhp - Arnage R, RL
40
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4 non-OBD, 450bhp, Arnage Armoured
41
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU2, 450bhp, Arnage T
41
Twin-Turbocharged V8, LEV II, 530bhp, Brooklands
42
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU2, 400bhp, Arnage R, RL
42
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4, 530bhp, Brooklands
43
Twin-Turbocharged V8, LEV I / Euro IV, 450bhp, Arnage R
43
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4 non-OBD, 530bhp, Brooklands
44
Twin-Turbocharged V8, LEV II, 500bhp, Arnage R,T
45
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4, 500bhp, Arnage R,T
46
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4 non-OBD, 500bhp, Arnage R,T
47
Twin-Turbocharged V8, LEV II, 450bhp, Arnage R, RL & Azure
48
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4, 450bhp, Arnage R, RL & Azure
49
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4 non-OBD, 450bhp, Arnage R, RL & Azure
50
Turbocharged, Intercooled, Non-catalyst 4,4 V8
50
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4, 450bhp, Arnage Armoured
51
Turbocharged, Intercooled, Catalyst 4,4 V8
60
Naturally aspirated, Non-catalyst 5,4 V12
61
Naturally aspirated, Catalyst 5,4 V12, OBDII
62
Naturally aspirated, Catalyst 5,4 V12, EOBD
92
Twin-Turbocharged V8, EU4, 450bhp, Arnage (road speed limited)

Key 8: Restraint Type

A

Active seat belts

E

Air bags, both front seats, seat belt pretensionsers

F

Front & side air bags & pretensioners at front, side air bags at rear, side air curtains

G

Front & side air bags & pretensioners at front, side air bags at rear

H

Front & side air bags & pretensioners at front, pretensioners at rear, roll-over protection system

J

Front (smart) & side air bags & pretensioners at front, side air bags at rear, side air curtains

K

Front (smart) & side air bags & pretensioners at front, side air bags at rear

L

Front (smart) & side air bags & pretensioners at front, pretensioners at rear, roll-over protection system

M

Front & side air bags & pretensioners at front

N

Front (smart) & side air bags & pretensioners at front

Key 9: Check digit (0-9 or X) Used to ensure VIN is correct and to foil would-be forgers

Key 10: Model Year

W

1998

X

1999

Y

2000

1

2001

2

2002

3

2003

4

2004

5

2005

6

2006

7

2007

8

2008

9

2009

A

2010

B

2011

Key 11: Plant of Manufacture C = Crewe

Key 12: Position of Steering. H = Right Hand Drive (Home), X = Left Hand Drive (Export)

Key 13,14,15,16,17: Serial Number

01001 onwards Seraph/ Arnage from 1998MY
04001 onwards Seraph/ Arnage from 2000MY
07501 onwards Park Ward from 2000MY
08000 onwards Seraph/ Arnage from 2002MY
19000 onwards Park Ward/ Arnage LWB from 2002MY
08200 onwards Arnage T from 2002MY
08323 onwards Arnage R from 2002MY
19150 onwards Arnage RL from 2003MY
10100 onwards Arnage R & T from 2005MY
19301 onwards Arnage RL from 2005MY
11142 onwards Azure from 2006MY
12000 onwards Arnage R & T, Azure from 2007MY
19500 onwards Arnage RL from 2007MY
13500 onwards Arnage R & T, Azure & Brooklands from 2009MY
19600 onwards Arnage RL from 2009MY
14341 onwards Azure T from 2010MY
14386 onwards Brooklands from 2010MY