You're currently on:

Quick Search

Chassis Number References

In October 1980, the Silver Shadow II / Bentley T2 range of cars were replaced by the Silver Spirit & the Bentley Mulsanne.

The opportunity was taken at the time to introduce a new system of chassis numbering. This was the new 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) An explanation of each character in the V.I.N. is shown below.

Chassis: S C A Z S O 2 D 5 R C H 5 4 0 0 3
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: Model

Y Camargue & Early Corniche
P Phantom VI
Z All other models

Key 5: Model/Body Type

S Saloon (Standard Wheelbase)
N Long Wheelbase (No division)
L Long Wheelbase with division
C Corniche Two Door Saloon
D Convertible
J Camargue (Discontinued 1986)
M Phantom VI Limousine
T Phantom VI Landaulette
E Bentley Eight (Brooklands from 1993 MY)
F Bentley Eight (Long Wheelbase)
R Bentley Turbo R
P Bentley Turbo R (Long Wheelbase)
X Silver Spur / Bentley Mulsanne LWB
M Phantom VI (including Landaulette)
B Bentley Continental R (From 1992 MY)
W Touring Limousine (From 1992 MY)
G Flying Spur
A Silver Dawn
K Azure, Corniche (00)
U Continental T
V Park Ward
Y Extended Wheelbase
Z Continental SC

Key 6 & 7: Engine Type

Key 8: Restraint System CodeKey 6&7 (From 1987 Model Year): Engine Type

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

Key 10: Model Year

A 1980
B 1981
C 1982
D 1983
E 1984
F 1985
G 1986
H 1987
J 1988
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997
W 1998
X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003

Key 11: Factory

C Crewe
W Willesden (Phantom VI only)

Key 12:

H Right Hand Drive (Home Market)
X Left Hand Drive (Export Market)

Key 13 - 17: Sequential Serial/Chassis Number. For example:

1001 First Silver Spirit (1980)
20001 First eFi car (UK & Europe - 1987)
30001+ Convertible cars (From 1990) 
40001+ Convertible cars (From 1992)
50001+  Convertible cars (From 1994)
50401+  Convertible cars (From 1996)
31001+  4 door cars (From 1990)
44001+  4 door cars (From 1992)
46001+  4 door cars (From 1993) 
54001+  4 door cars (From 1994) 
57001+  4 door cars (From 1996) 
59001+  4 door cars (From 1997) 
66001+  4 door cars (From 1998) 
50801+  Azure cars (From 1995)
53601+  Azure cars (From 1995) 
61001+  Azure cars (From 1997) (& 53772)
61501+  Azure cars (From 1998) 
62001+ Azure/Mulliner (From 2000) 
42001+ Continental R cars (From 1992) 
52001+  Continental R cars (From 1994) 
53001+  Continental R cars (From 1996) 
53301+  Continental R cars (From 1997) 
63001+  Continental R cars (From 1998) 
63301+  Continental R/Mulliner cars (From 2000) 
53305+ Continental T cars (From 1997) 
67001+ Continental T cars (From 1998) 
67201+  Continental T/Mulliner cars (From 2000) 
65001+  Continental SC cars (From 1998) 
65101+  Continental SC/Mulliner cars (From 2000) 
80001+  Touring Limousine
68002+  Corniche cars (From 2000)