Bentley Turbo S 1995

The Bentley Turbo S was a limited edition model produced in 1995 to keep driving sales during the recession and before the new Arnage was launched.

Bentley Turbo S

75 models were intended to be produced and each had a badge to the front of the engine indicating which number out of 75 that vehicle was. Lack of demand meant that only 60 were actually produced although the apparently random numbering system means that at least one vehicle carries a badge with a higher number than 60.

Letter from Rolls Royce Motor Cars

Of the cars produced, 29 were Right Hand Drive and 31 were Left Hand Drive. Numbers 63 to 72 were not used and neither was 74.

Bentley Turbo S Engine Badge

All 75 vehicles were to be based on a standard short wheelbase body, however car number 1 was accidentally built using a long wheelbase body. Apparently the production line was told to take a standard car and manufacture it to the S specification but they were not told specifically which wheelbase it should have. The mistake was only noticed by the M.D. of Jack Barclay at the official unveiling.

Bentley Turbo S Long Wheelbase

The car was powered by a turbocharged water-air intercooled engine that exceeded 400 bhp and 300 kW. Externally it featured a higher front bumper with integral air dam and shorter radiator shell.

Bentley Turbo S Front Bumper and Grill

Continental R’s 17 inch vented aluminium alloy wheels

Bentley Turbo S 17 Inch Wheels

Bentley motif to the waistrail

Bentley Turbo S Walnut Waistrail Detail

Numbered plate to the engine

Bentley Turbo S Numbered Engine Plate

Red Turbo S badging to the wings and luggage compartment lid

Bentley Turbo S Badge

Rear fairing – Turbo R Mark IV bumper

bentley_turbo_s_rear_bumper

In addition, four Turbo S engines – numbers 59, 60, 61 and 62 – were fitted to MY 1995 Turbo Rs (two were LWB) at a time when orders for 1996 models were already being taken.

I have tracked down several of the sixty motor cars produced with the grateful help of Chris Lackner who is lucky enough to own the model badged as number 51 of 75:

Bentley Turbo S Number 1 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 2 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 3 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 4 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 5 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 6 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 7 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 8 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 9 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 10 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 11 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 12 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 13 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 14 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 15 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 16 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 17 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 18 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 19 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 20 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 21 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 22 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 23 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 24 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 25 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 26 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 27 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 28 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 29 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 30 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 31 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 32 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 33 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 34 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 35 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 36 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 37 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 38 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 39 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 40 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 41 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 42 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 43 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 44 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 45 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 46 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 47 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 48 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 49 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 50 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 51 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 52 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 53 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 54 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 55 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 56 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 57 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 58 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 59 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 60 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 61 of 75 (no information known)

Bentley Turbo S Number 62 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 73 of 75

Bentley Turbo S Number 75 of 75 (no information known)

This is the list of 60 chassis numbers used for this model. You will notice that the special edition number does not naturally tally with the chassis numbers.

SCBZT05C8SCH56801 – Car 1 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCX56802 – Car 2 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCH56803 – Car 3 of 75
SCBZT05C7SCX56804 – Car 4 of 75
SCBZT05C5SCH56805 – Car 5 of 75
SCBZT05C7SCH56806 – Car 6 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCX56807 – Car 7 of 75
SCBZT05C4SCX56808 – Car 8 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCH56809 – Car 9 of 75
SCBZT05C9SCH56810 – Car 10 of 75
SCBZT05C4SCX56811 – Car 11 of 75
SCBZT05C6SCX56812 – Car 12 of 75
SCBZT05C4SCH56813 – Car 14 of 75
SCBZT05C6SCH56814 – Car 15 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCX56815 – Car 13 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCX56816 – Car 16 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCH56817 – Car 17 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCH56818 – Car 18 of 75
SCBZT06C0SCX56819 – Car 19 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCH56820 – Car 26 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCH56821 – Car 24 of 75
SCBZT05C9SCX56822 – Car 47 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCX56823 – Car 22 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCX56824 – Car 23 of 75
SCBZT06C6SCX56825 – Car 57 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCH56826 – Car 21 of 75
SCBZT05C8SCX56827 – Car 20 of 75
SCBZT05CXSCX56828 – Car 27 of 75
SCBZT05C8SCH56829 – Car 35 of 75
SCBZT05C8SCX56830 – Car 33 of 75
SCBZT05C6SCH56831 – Car 25 of 75
SCBZT06C3SCX56832 – Car 28 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCX56833 – Car 41 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCH56834 – Car 36 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCH56835 – Car 42 of 75
SCBZT05C9SCX56836 – Car 32 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCX56837 – Car 55 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCX56838 – Car 29 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCH56839 – Car 31 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCX56840 – Car 58 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCX56841 – Car 37 of 75
SCBZT05C4SCX56842 – Car 45 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCH56843 – Car 39 of 75
SCBZT05C8SCX56844 – Car 56 of 75
SCBZT05C6SCH56845 – Car 43 of 75
SCBZT05C8SCH56846 – Car 40 of 75
SCBZT05CXSCH56847 – Car 44 of 75
SCBZT05C5SCX56848 – Car 30 of 75
SCBZT05C7SCX56849 – Car 53 of 75
SCBZT05C3SCX56850 – Car 54 of 75
SCBZT05C1SCH56851 – Car 38 of 75
SCBZT05C7SCX56852 – Car 50 of 75
SCBZT05C5SCH56853 – Car 49 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCX56854 – Car 34 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCX56855 – Car 48 of 75
SCBZT05C0SCH56856 – Car 46 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCH56857 – Car 51 of 75
SCBZT05C4SCH56858 – Car 52 of 75
SCBZT05C6SCH56859 – Car 75 of 75
SCBZT05C2SCH56860 – Car 73 of 75