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Bentley Arnage T Blue Train
2006



Number manufactured

36

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBLC43F86CX11113 (2006).
Last chassis number: SCBLC43F66CH11291 (2006).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Bentley Arnage T from model year 2006.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Arnage T Blue Train is a special edition of the Bentley Arnage T from model year 2006. A limited number of 30 cars was planned and finally 36 copies were built. After the production of 30 LHD cars a further batch of 6 RHD cars was built. Most of the Blue Trains are sold in the USA.
- The Bentley Arnage T Blue Train pays a special tribute to the 'Blue Train' Bentley Speed Six. The one source says that the Blue Train Edition Arnage was built to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory at Le Mans by driver Woolf Barnato. The other source says that the Arnage Blue Train was made to commemorate the legendary trip from Cannes to in which the Bentley Speed Six Saloon beated the time set by the "Blue Train".
- At the launch of the Bentley Arnage T Blue Train the first model in the series joined the original 'Blue Train' Speed Six, now owned by Bentley enthusiasts Bruce and Jolene McCaw, along with other historically significant Bentley cars in a 75th Anniversary tour from Cannes to London, following Barnato's original route. Participants enjoyed a more leisured approach to the journey than that taken by Woolf Barnato, with attractions such as wine-tasting, overnight stops and gastronomic meals at chateaux and route.

General characteristics
- 19-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels.
- Sunroof.
- Chrome radiator shell.
- Chrome mirror caps.
- Quad-exhaust tailpipes.
- Arnage Blue Train Series front and rear bumpers.
- Stainless steel matrix mesh to the front bumper cooling ducts.
- In homage to the slatted bonnet of the original 'Blue Train' Bentley Speed Six, Bentley's design team has specified vertical slatted vents, painted in body colour, behind the trailing edge of the front wheel arches.
- Black winged 'B'.
- Blue Train badging on the front wing and door aperture treadplates.
- A 'privacy' rear backlight may be specified, as a feature which echoes the coachwork of Barnato's 1930s coupé.
- The instrument and dial faces are black.
- Wood and blue leather wrapped multi-functional steering wheel.
- The centre console features a Bentley Blue Train badge.
- Veneer waistrails featuring chrome inlay with winged 'B' badges.
- 'Blue Train' embroidered headrests, in a coordinating thread colour.
- Picnic Tables on Backs of Front Seats.
- Additional wood veneer panels on the doors.
- Contrast piping on the seats.
- Privacy Phone Headset.
- Bentley Umbrellas.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Arnage Blue Train has:
- the letter L on the fourth position
- the letter C on the fifth position.
- a number between 11113 and 11291.
The following model has the same identification:
- Bentley Arnage R.

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

2006

30

83%

6

17%

36

Total

30

83%

6

17%

36

All chassis numbers

SCBLC43F86CX11113
SCBLC43F16CX11177
SCBLC43F06CX11185
SCBLC43F06CX11218
SCBLC43F66CX11224
SCBLC43F16CX11227
SCBLC43F96CX11234
SCBLC43F26CX11236
SCBLC43F46CX11237
SCBLC43F66CX11241
SCBLC43F86CX11242
SCBLC43F16CX11244
SCBLC43F36CX11245
SCBLC43F76CX11247
SCBLC43F96CX11248
SCBLC43F06CX11249
SCBLC43F76CX11250
SCBLC43F06CX11252

SCBLC43F26CX11253
SCBLC43FX6CX11257
SCBLC43F16CX11258
SCBLC43FX6CX11260
SCBLC43F16CX11261
SCBLC43F36CX11262
SCBLC43F56CX11263
SCBLC43F76CX11264
SCBLC43F06CX11266
SCBLC43F46CX11268
SCBLC43F66CX11269
SCBLC43F56CX11277
SCBLC43F16CH11280
SCBLC43F56CH11282
SCBLC43F76CH11283
SCBLC43F06CH11285
SCBLC43F86CH11289
SCBLC43F66CH11291









Bentley Arnage Blue Train, model year 2006, press photos.















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