1998-2010 | Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph; Bentley Arnage, Azure, Brooklands
This catalogue covers the following models:
Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph including the Park Ward variants
Bentley Arnage including the Green Label, Birkin, LWB, Red Label, R, T, RL, Limousine, Le Mans, Mulliner, Blue Train, Diamond & Final Series versions.
Bentley Azure models from 2006 and the Brooklands Coupe from 2009.
The approach of the 21st century saw the long running 'SZ' series of cars replaced by the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage, both launched in 1998. While the styling was more curvaceous, echoing back to the flowing lines of the Silver Cloud era, the engines completely broke with tradition, being developed jointly with BMW, resulting in a 5.4 litre V12 for the Seraph and a twin turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 for the Arnage. The smooth V12 engine was perfectly suited to the opulence of the Rolls-Royce but the high revving V8, although sporting in character, lacked the enormous wave of torque provided by the previous 6.75 litre turbocharged unit, resulting in the introduction of the Arnage 'Red Label', towards the end of 1999, featuring the original power plant.
The 4.4 litre option remained in production alongside for a short time, now badged 'Green Label'. The acquisition of the 'Rolls-Royce' brand name by BMW, at the end of 2002 (read more here), resulted in the Silver Seraph having a short lifespan of just 4 years with only 1570 models produced. The Arnage range continued in production at Crewe, with ever more sporting models appearing including 'R', 'T' and 'Le Mans' versions. Facelifted in 2005, the traditional V8 gained twin turbocharging providing even more effortless power. The Brooklands coupe and 'new' Azure convertible were also offered together with the long wheelbase Arnage RL providing limousine levels of space and comfort.
Rolls-Royce Seraph (1998-02): 1,570
Rolls-Royce Seraph Park Ward LWB (2000-02): 124
Rolls-Royce Seraph Concours edition (2001): 22
Rolls-Royce Seraph Last of Line (2001-02): 170
Bentley Arnage (1998-99): 1,123
Bentley Hunaudières Concept (1999): 1
Bentley Arnage - Green Label (2000): 7
Bentley Arnage 4.4L Birkin (2000-01): 52
Bentley Arnage LWB (2000-02): 95
Bentley Arnage - Red Label (2000-02): 2,273
Bentley Arnage - Red Label Park Ward LWB (2000): 1
Bentley Arnage Le Mans (2001-02): 153
Bentley Arnage R (2002-09): 1,365
Bentley Arnage T (2002-09): 2,100
Bentley State Limousine (2002): 2
Bentley Arnage Limousine (2003-09): 20
Bentley Arnage RL LWB (2003-09): 328
Bentley EXP Speed 8 Le Mans (2003): 4
Bentley Arnage R by Mulliner (2004): 56
Bentley Arnage T-24 by Mulliner (2004): 40
Bentley Arnage Blue Train (2006): 36
Bentley Arnage Diamond Series (2006): 59
Bentley Azure Convertible (2006-09): 716
Bentley Arnage Armoured (2007-09): 4
Bentley Arnage Final Series (2009): 96
Bentley Brooklands 2-Door (2009-10): 426
Bentley Azure T Convertible (2010): 80
Our selection of Silver Seraph & Arnage models we have recycled for parts.
Our guide to understanding your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).