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Bentley Sports Estate
1993 - 1997



Number manufactured

30 (24 Estate and 6 Estate armoured)

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZH04D8PCH00201 (1993).
Last chassis number: SCBZH24C9VCH00479 (1997).

Characteristics and peculiarities

- This model was built by order of Brunei on an exclusive basis. Specifications and technical details are not revealed.
- The model was also called Bentley Continental R Estate or Bentley Continental R Sports Estate.
- The model is the exclusively for Brunei built estate version of the Bentley Continental R. All examples were 5-door cars.
- The model was designed and built by Hawtal Whiting. Armouring was fitted by Lebbe in France.
- The engine was the Bentley Continental R Sufacon engine, without catalyst.
- The Sports Estate was fitted with louvres in the bonnet. Some cars got a louder exhaust system, some got reflective glass. On some examples all exterior chrome areas were made black. Applied paint colours were among others Titanium, Saffron, Jade green, Riva red, Vermilion, Rosewood and Black. Interior hide colours were amongst others Slate, Ember (a red colour) and Black.
- 24 examples were built. Furthermore six examples were built with full armouring.

Production and chassis numbers

- This model has the letter "H" on the fifth position in the chassis number. This letter indicates a non standard model for selected customers, especially Brunei. The serial numbers at the end of the chassis numbers don't belong to the regular numbers in that model year.

Some chassis numbers

Model year 1993
SCBZH04D8PCH00201
SCBZH04DXPCH00202
SCBZH04D1PCH00203
SCBZH04D3PCH00204
SCBZH04D5PCH00205
SCBZH04D7PCH00206
SCBZH04D9PCH00207

Armoured, model year 1997
SCBZH24C7VCH00416
SCBZH24C9VCH00417
SCBZH24C0VCH00418
SCBZH24C2VCH00419
SCBZH24C7VCH00478
SCBZH24C9VCH00479

Model year 1995
SCBZH04A2SCH00208
SCBZH04A4SCH00209
SCBZH04A0SCH00210
SCBZH04A2SCH00211
SCBZH04A4SCH00212
SCBZH04A6SCH00213
SCBZH04A8SCH00214
SCBZH04AXSCH00215
SCBZH04A1SCH00216
SCBZH04C1SCH00217
SCBZH15C2SCH00411

Numbers of a batch of 6 cars missing













Bentley Sports Estate.













Three boxes in the boot floor were specified for housing sporting guns along with a water tank to serve the water injection system on the engine (renderings left). The spare wheel was supplied loose in a specially made leather case.





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