To my best knowledge this car never ever did appear in any list and might
have escaped the notice of many of those who invested research in
Rolls-Royce cars. Hence with the exception of but very few no-one knew
about the existence of this particular car. I regret to report I didn't
"discover" this one; indeed it was a friend of mine Giuseppe Agostini
(proprietor of British Motors Service in Villafranca nr. Verona, Italy)
who has been so very kind and forwarded a note as regards this car. He did
arrange, too, for the car to be available for a series of photos to be
taken in front of Museo Nicolis, Villafranca nr. Verona, Italy.
story doesn’t end here, because an American collector reported that he had
been very keen to buy a 1996 Bentley Brooklands belonging to R-R Inc. in
the late '90s. That car had been imported to the US on a temporary permit,
and R-R Inc was done with the car and was happy to sell it if they could
because it saved them preparation and transport fees to return it to the
UK only to have the car scrapped (its supposed fate). This car also had an
abbreviated chassis number. However US customs decided just the
non-standard chassis-number as one of the reasons it could not be
permanently imported. There is good reason to suspect that, like #CZ PA1,
the Brooklands experimental car was never scrapped upon its return because
calmer and/or more financially prudent heads prevailed at the factory.
Perhaps although this car was destined for scrap it might have been sold
off instead, too. Thus there is the chance that in addition to #CZ PA1
another Experimental Car is delighting some owner in Europe.
From a research point of view there is the challenge to find out if
"Production Figures" indeed did include such cars?