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Bentley Arnage 4.4L Birkin
2000 - 2001



Number manufactured

52

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLB51E4YCH05236 (2000).
Last chassis number: SCBLB51E71CX06786 (2001).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Bentley Arnage (1999) and Bentley Arnage Green label.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage was launched in 1998 with a 4398 cc V8 BMW engine. The model was provided with a green label but wasn't called Arnage Green label. In het middle of 1998 Bentley became the property of Volkswagen and the comeback of the 6750 cc V8 was planned. From model year 2000 on the Arnage was powered with this 6750 cc V8 engine again. This model with the 6750 cc V8 was called Arnage Red label. The BMW-engine stayed available besides the 6750 cc V8 and the model year 2000 version with the 4398 cc V8 BMW engine was called the Arnage Green label.
- The Arnage Green Label ended production in 2000, with the last called "The Birkin Arnage" (or Arnage 4.4L Birkin) after Bentley-Boy Tim Birkin. 54 cars were planned, matching the number of genuine Blower Bentleys initially built. But finally not 54 but only 52 cars were built.
- Some sources state that 59 Arnages Green label are built. In that case the 4.4L Birkin editions are part of this number.

General characteristics
The changes of the Arnage Red label that were put through on the Arnage Green label and the Arnage 4.4L Birkin are:
- Park distance control to the front and rear.
- Stiffened front suspension, further strengthened body shell and bigger brakes.
- Redesigned seats.
- The rear bench relocated downwards and rearwards to provide 50 mm more legroom.
- Green badges.
- The lens covers for the headlights went from being glass to plastic.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Arnage 4.4L Birkin has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter B on the fifth position.
- a number between 5236 and 6786.

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.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2000

2

4%

48

96%

50

2001

1

50%

1

50%

2

Total

3

6%

49

94%

52

All chassis numbers

Model year 2000
SCBLB51E4YCH05236
SCBLB51E1YCH05243
SCBLB51E3YCH05244
SCBLB51E5YCH05245
SCBLB51E3YCX05340
SCBLB51E2YCH05364
SCBLB51E4YCH05365
SCBLB51E6YCH05366
SCBLB51EXYCH05368
SCBLB51E1YCH05369
SCBLB51EXYCH05371
SCBLB51E1YCH05372
SCBLB51E5YCH05374
SCBLB51E7YCH05375
SCBLB51E0YCH05377
SCBLB51E6YCX05378
SCBLB51E7YCH05392
SCBLB51E9YCH05393
SCBLB51E0YCH05394
SCBLB51E2YCH05395
SCBLB51E4YCH05396
SCBLB51E6YCH05397
SCBLB51E8YCH05398
SCBLB51EXYCH05399
SCBLB51E2YCH05400
SCBLB51E4YCH05401
SCBLB51E3YCH05437

SCBLB51E7YCH05442
SCBLB51E4YCH05477
SCBLB51E6YCH05478
SCBLB51E8YCH05479
SCBLB51E4YCH05480
SCBLB51E6YCH05481
SCBLB51E8YCH05482
SCBLB51EXYCH05483
SCBLB51E1YCH05484
SCBLB51E3YCH05485
SCBLB51E5YCH05486
SCBLB51E7YCH05487
SCBLB51E9YCH05488
SCBLB51E0YCH05489
SCBLB51E7YCH05490
SCBLB51E9YCH05491
SCBLB51E0YCH05492
SCBLB51E2YCH05493
SCBLB51E4YCH05494
SCBLB51E6YCH05495
SCBLB51E8YCH05496
SCBLB51EXYCH05497
SCBLB51E1YCH05498

Model year 2001
SCBLB51E11CH06785
SCBLB51E71CX06786



Bentley Arnage 4.4L Birkin, 2002.




















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