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Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Bentley Camargue

It is well known that there is only one Bentley Camargue.

It was made in 1985 and has VIN SCBYJ000XFCH10150 in green.

And here it is.

Bentley Camargue

Number plate B199 MDF.

Bentley Camargue

Having a look up the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of B199 MDF and Bentley gives us the following information:

Services Provided By DVLA:

The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for B199 MDF are:

Date of Liability: 01 11 2010
Date of First Registration: 30 05 1985
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Cylinder Capacity (cc): 6750CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status SORN Not Due
Vehicle Colour GREEN
Vehicle Type Approval
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £112.75
12 Months Rate £205.00

This car in certainly registered as a Bentley, hence it is SCBYJ000XFCH10150, and not a Rolls-Royce to Bentley grill swap.

Bentley Camargue

Decoding SCBYJ000XFCH10150 relays the following information:

SC = Manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited, Bentley Motors (1931) Limited
B = Branding Bentley
YJ = Model Camargue
00 = Engine Type 6.75 Litre V8, naturally aspirated, non-catalyst exhaust system
0 = Restraint Type other than USA prior to 1987
X = Checksum Digit
F = Year 1985
C = Factory Location Crewe
H = Steering Location Home market, Right hand drive
10150 = Chassis Serial Number

Bentley Camargue

It was previously thought this the car below was SCBYJ000XFCH10150, but it is not.

Bentley Camargue

The Bentley Camargue with 1200TU factory number plates is now thought to be an experimental car. I wonder where it is today.

If anyone has any further pictures of the only Bentley Camargue please send then in.

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At 8:33 am, Blogger Anj said...


At 5:57 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The body shell for this car was built by Park Sheet Metal at Exhall Near Coventry


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