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The meaning of chassisnumbers up to 1980

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Chassisnumbers 40001 - 40500



The chassisnumbers are copied from many sources. Despite utmost carefulness it is possible that there are mistakes present in these numbers. Please read the Disclaimer.

Numbers

Model

What draws attention in this series

SRH40004
SRH40008
SRH40011
SRL40013
SRX40014
SRH40015
SRX40016
SRH40017
SRH40019
SRX40020
SRH40021
SRL40022
SRH40023
SRH40025
SRH40029
SRH40031
SRX40032
SRL40034
SRH40035
SRX40036
SRH0040037
SRL40038
SRH40039
SRH40041
SRX40042
SRX40045
SRL40046
SRH40047
SRL40048
SRH40050
SRH40052
SRL40053
SRH40054
SRX40055
LRL40060
LRL40062
LRL40064
LRL40066
LRX40067
LRL40070
LRL40072
SRL40074
SBH40075
LRH0040073
SRH0040080
SRL40081
SRH40084
SRH40087
SRH40089
SRH40093
SRH40102
SRH40104
SRH40107
SRH40109
SRH40112
SRH0040113
SRL40114
SRH40116
SRH40119
SRH40121
SRH40123
SRH40129
SRL40130
SRH40132
SRL40134
SRX40136
SRH40137
SRL40142
SRH40143
SRH40147
SRH40153
SRL40158
SRH40163
SRH40165
SRH40167
SRH40169
SRL40170
SRL40174
SRX40175
SBH40178
SBL40181
SRH40185
SRH40190
SRH40193
SRL40194C
SRH40197
SRH40199
SRL40200
SRH40201
SRH40205
SRX40208
SRH0040209
SBH40211
SRH40213
SRL40214
SRL40216
SRH40219
SRL40220
SRH40221
SRH40222
SRH40223
SRL40224
SRH40225
SRX40226
SRL40228
SRH40229
SRH40231
SRL40232
SRH40233
SBX40234
SRH40235
SRL40236
SRH40237
SRH40239
SRL40247
SRH40248
SRL40249
LRL40253
LRH40258
LRX40261
LRL40264
LRH40265
LRL40266
SRX40271
SRH40272
SRL40273C
SRH40278
SRH40286
SRL40287
SRL40293
SRH40296
SRH40300
SRX40303
SRH40304
SRH40308
SBH40314
SRH40316
SRH40320
SRH40324
LRL40326
LRH40335
SBH0040343
SRH40347
SRH40353
SRL40356
SRH40357
SRH40361
SRH40367
SRH0040369
SRL40376
SRH40377
SRH40379
SRH40380
SRX40382
SRH40385
SRH0040387
SRH40389
SRL40390
SRX40392
SBH40393
SBH40396
SRL40400C
SRH40403
SRL40404C
SRH40405
SRH40411
SRL40414
SRH40417
SRH40424
SRH40426
SRL40428
SRH40429
SRH40431
SRH40434
SRH40436
SRH40437
SRH40439
SRL40441
SRH40442
SRH40443
SRL40444
SRH40445
SRH40446
SRX40447
SRH40448
SRL40449
SRL40452
SRH40455
LRH0040457
LBX40459
LRH40465
SRH40466
SRL40472C
SRH40475
SRH40478
SRH40480
SRH40482
SRL40483
SRH40484
SRH40487
SRH40489
SRH40491
SRL40492
SRH0040493
SRH40495
SRH40497
SRH0040499

Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II division
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Silver Wraith II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Bentley T2
Bentley T2
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Wraith II
Bentley T2 Long wheelbase
Silver Wraith II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II
Silver Shadow II

Number of cars
Number of produced cars in this series: 500.
Number of cars in this list: 207    (42%).

Beginning and end of series
The last Bentley T2 Long wheelbase
The Long wheelbase version of the Bentley T2 stayed very rare. Only 10 were sold, the last one being the LBX40459.

Technical changes
In this series only a few (less striking) technical changes occur. The fuel injection is treated two sections further.

Different models
In this series no different models occur.

Other details of manufacturing
1. The production of the 40000-series started in March 1980.
2. Petrol injection in California
At he end of the seventies the environmental laws in California had become so severe, that Rolls-Royce felt obliged to introduce petrol injection in the Silver Shadow models for this American state. This technical change was recognizable in the chassisnumber by the suffix "C" (addition to the end of the number). At first a prototype was produced on number SRL39734C. After that the technics were launched on number SRL40194C. The cars with this Bosch Jetronic fuel injection system got a lower top speed and therefore a speedo meter that went not further than 90 miles an hour (140 km/h). At the outside the cars could be recognised by the split exhaust. Further these cars got a lower compression (7.3) and the gearbox was modified to change up quicker. The complete handling of the car became more sluggish by that.
3. No Corniche and Camargue in this list
From the beginning of 1979 the Corniche and Camargue cars got a new subframe and a hydraulic system based on mineral hydraulic fluid. The chassisnumbers of these cars were 50001 and higher. So in this list no Corniches and Camargues occur.
4. Longer chassisnumber for English cars
At the end of the seventies the cars destined for the English homemarket got a chassisnumber of 10 digits. These extra two digits in the chassisnumber were to comply with new legislation at 1979 requiring 10 digits. This was subsequently revised again to 17-digits (and called VIN) at Modelyear 1980 but these 17-digit numbers were only applied to the Silver Spirit models from Modelyear 1980 and to the Corniches and Camargues from Modelyear 1981. The 00 was simply making up the characters to equal ten and had no further meaning. The first number in my register with the two extra digits is the SBH0039138. RHD cars for other markets maintained the 8-digit numbers. There are many cars that have the two extra digits in their chassisnumbers but that are present in my register without these two digits. Many owners don't mention the two 00 as part of their number.

Other models than the Silver Shadow
Alongside the Silver Shadow models Rolls-Royce also sold the Phantom VI. From 1978 until 1980 the Phantom VI got another type of chassisnumber than the Silver Shadow models.





The very last Bentley T2 Long wheelbase, the LBX40459. This picture is from 1997.
Later the car was moved from the Netherlands to Germany and repainted into Brewster green.



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