Chassis Number References

In 2004, under the sole ownership of VW, the Crewe factory produced the first Bentley Continental GT. The standard 17 digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) system was used with the first chassis number ending in 020001. Below is a breakdown of what the 17 digits in the VIN mean.

The VIN is shown in four places on each vehicle:

1. It is stamped onto the bodyshell in front of the right hand A pillar

2. It is on a plate attached to the left hand side of the windscreen surround (visible from outside the car).

3. On the manufacturers label attached to the left hand front door hinge pillar.

4. On a label attached to the spare wheel area in the boot (trunk).

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

VIN S C B C E 6 3 W 2 4 C 0 2 0 0 0 1
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
SCB Bentley

Key 4 : Body type
C Coupe
B Saloon
D Convertible

Key 5: Engine Type
D Twin-turbo W12, 630 PS, Catalyst, EU 4 No OBD, Flexfuel
E Twin-turbo W12, 560 pS, Catalyst, EU 4, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
F Twin-turbo W12, 610 PS, Catalyst, EU 4, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
G Twin-turbo W12, 630 PS, Catalyst, EU 4, Flexfuel
H Twin-turbo W12, 560 PS, Catalyst, EU 5, Flexfuel
J Twin-turbo W12, 610 PS, Catalyst, EU 5, Flexfuel
K Twin-turbo W12, 630 PS, Catalyst, EU 5, Flexfuel
P Twin-turbo W12, 610 PS, Catalyst, LEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
R Twin-turbo W12, 560 PS, Catalyst, LEV I/LEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
S Twin-turbo W12, 560 PS, Catalyst, ULEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
T Twin-turbo W12, 610 PS, Catalyst, ULEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
U Twin-turbo W12, 630 PS, Catalyst, LEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
V Twin-turbo W12, 630 PS, Catalyst, ULEV II, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
Y Twin-turbo W12, 560 PS, Catalyst, EU 2/EU 4 No OBD, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)
Z Twin-turbo W12, 610 PS, Catalyst, EU 2/EU 4 No OBD, Unleaded (prior to IIMY), Flexfuel (IIMY onwards)

Key 6: Restraint Type
0 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with manual switch deactivation), Roll over Protection System
1 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with occupancy recognition deactivation), Driver's Knee Air Bag, Roll over Protection System
2 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with manual switch deactivation), Front/Side Impact Air Bags, Roll over Protection System
3 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with occupancy recognition deactivation), Driver's Knee Air Bag, Dfront/Side Impact Air Bags, Roll over Protection System
4 Front Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with manual switch deactivation), Side Curtain Air Bag
5 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with manual switch deactivation), Front & Rear/Side Impact Air Bags, Side Curtain Air Bag
6 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with manual switch deactivation), Front/Side Impact Air Bags, Side Curtain Air Bag
7 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with occupancy recognition deactivation), Driver's Knee Air Bag, Front/Side Impact Air Bags, Side Curtain Air Bag
8 Front Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with occupancy recognition deactivation), Driver's Knee Air Bag, Front/Side Impact Air Bags, Side Curtain Air Bag
9 Front/Rear Active Seat Belts, 2 Stage Driver's Air Bag & Front Passenger's Air Bag (with occupancy recognition deactivation), Driver's Knee Air Bag, Front & Rear/Side Impact Air Bags, Side Curtain Air Bag

Key 7 & 8: Vehicle Class
3W Continental Series (All markets 2004 - 2009 model year, other than North America from 2010 model year)
ZA Continental Series (North America from 2010 model year)

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

Key 10: Model Year

4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009
A 2010
B 2011
C 2012
D 2013
E 2014
F 2015
G 2016
H 2017
J 2018
K 2019

Key 11: Plant of Manufacture C = Crewe

Key 12 - 17: Serial Number

020001+ 2004 Model Year Coupe
023700+ 2005 Model Year Coupe
026890+ 2005 Model Year Saloon
030421+ 2006 Model Year Coupe
030721+ 2006 Model Year Saloon
039828+ 2007 Model Year Convertible
039946+ 2007 Model Year Coupe
039961+ 2007 Model Year Saloon
051366+ 2008 Model Year Convertible
051367+ 2008 Model Year Coupe
052886+ 2008 Model Year Saloon
059519+ 2009 Model Year Convertible
059787+ 2009 Model Year Coupe
059521+ 2009 Model Year Saloon
062022+ 2010 Model Year Convertible
062461+ 2010 Model Year Coupe
062464+ 2010 Model Year Saloon
066934+ 2011 Model Year Convertible
066943+ 2011 Model Year Coupe
066933+ 2011 Model Year Saloon