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Silver Seraph

Silver Seraph Last of Line

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Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
1998 - 2002



Number manufactured

1,382

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCALA61E4WCX01002 (1998).
Last chassis number: SCALA62E62CH08853 (2002).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

539, 215, 151 cm

Kerb weight

2338 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

7.1 seconds

Top speed

137 mph, 220 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Silver Seraph is the successor of the Silver Spirit.
- The Bentley Arnage is based on the same bodyshell as the Silver Seraph. The Silver Seraph was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on 3rd March 1998. Arnage's debut was on 26th April on Le Mans.
- The Silver Seraph was not immediately available in a stretched edition. The free space in the rear didn't make that necessary. The Silver Spur was available up to and including 1999 but can't be considered being the lengthened edition of the Silver Seraph. From model year 2000 a Silver Seraph Park Ward could be ordered with a longer wheel base.
- The production of the Silver Seraph ended already after five years because the ownership of the mark Rolls-Royce changed from Volkswagen to BMW at the end of 2002. The production of the Silver Seraph was terminated with a series of cars called the Silver Seraph Last of Line.

Original characteristics
- The Silver Seraph has an all-aluminium alloy 5379 cc V12 engine, 24 valves, 322 bhp max power output at 5000 rpm, five-speed automatic gearbox with electronic actuation from a steering column-mounted selector.
- No rev counter.
- Direction indicators with coloured glasses.
- The early models have partly chromed side mirrors, that were already replaced by body coloured mirrors early in 1999.

Model year 2000
- Improved rear passenger accommodation.
- Colourless direction indicators front and rear.
- Pop-up SatNav, positioned on the centre top of the facia.
- Four park-distance sensors in the front and rear bumpers.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Silver Seraph has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter A on the fifth position.
The following model has the same identification:
- Silver Seraph Last of Line.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers of the Silver Seraph and Bentley Arnage models (1998 up to and including 2010) are assigned per model year. All models have got mixed numbers. Only the Long wheelbase models (2000 up to and including 2009) have got series of numbers of their own.
- The numbers run from 1001 up to and including 6786 and from 8000 to about 14700. The numbers of the Long wheelbase models run from 7501 up to and including 7651 and from 19000 up to and including 19679.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Silver Seraph between
3052 and 4005 (end of model year 1999 and start of model year 2000)
5472 and 5564 (end of model year 2000 and start of model year 2001)
6783 and 8188 (end of model year 2001 and start of model year 2002).

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1998

28

42%

39

58%

67

1999

636

74%

222

26%

858

2000

255

77%

78

23%

333

2001

93

76%

29

24%

122

2002

1

50%

1

50%

2

Total

1.013

73%

369

27%

1,382

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 1998) and the last 8 (model years 2001 and 2002) occur.

Model year 1998
SCALA61E4WCX01002
SCALA61EXWCX01005
SCALA61E8WCH01006
SCALA61E7WCX01009
SCALA61E9WCX01013
SCALA61E2WCX01015
SCALA61E2WCH01017
SCALA61E4WCH01018
SCALA61E6WCX01020
SCALA61EXWCX01022

Model year 2001
SCALA62E81CH06682
SCALA61EX1CX06732
SCALA62E31CH06735
SCALA62E51CX06751
SCALA61E01CX06772
SCALA62E51CX06782

Model year 2002
SCALA61E12CX08189
SCALA62E62CH08853



Details of the 1CX06489 (pictures below):









Model year 2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, press photo (above).
2001 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph SCALA62E71CX06489 (pictures below).





















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