1955 | Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

 

EUR 68,145 JPY 9,765,211 BGN 133,278 CZK 1,672,557 DKK 506,823 GBP 57,995 HUF 28,462,900 PLN 328,412 RON 336,760 SEK 737,100 CHF 66,557 ISK 9,669,808 NOK 714,946 HRK 512,657 RUB 7,986,689 TRY 1,249,606 AUD 104,385 BRL 344,740 CAD 92,016 CNY 479,633 HKD 529,107 IDR 1,027,642,335 ILS 237,725 INR 5,499,286 KRW 96,234,694 MXN 1,347,708 MYR 313,052 NZD 118,355 PHP 3,959,510 SGD 96,412 THB 2,532,277 ZAR 1,195,519

 

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

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Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
1955 | Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

EUR 68,145 JPY 9,765,211 BGN 133,278 CZK 1,672,557 DKK 506,823 GBP 57,995 HUF 28,462,900 PLN 328,412 RON 336,760 SEK 737,100 CHF 66,557 ISK 9,669,808 NOK 714,946 HRK 512,657 RUB 7,986,689 TRY 1,249,606 AUD 104,385 BRL 344,740 CAD 92,016 CNY 479,633 HKD 529,107 IDR 1,027,642,335 ILS 237,725 INR 5,499,286 KRW 96,234,694 MXN 1,347,708 MYR 313,052 NZD 118,355 PHP 3,959,510 SGD 96,412 THB 2,532,277 ZAR 1,195,519

 

United Kingdom

 
Saloon
104/142 kw/hp
Andrew Welham

Classic & Sportscar Centre

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Rolls-Royce
    Model Silver Dawn
    Model name Silver Dawn
    Year of manufacture 1955
    Technical details
    Body style Saloon
    Body detail Saloon
    Power (kw/hp) 104/142
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,566
    Cylinders 6
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Automatic
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Black
    Interior colour Grey
    Interior material Leather
    Electric windows

Description

With just 56,000 miles from new, this may be the lowest mileage Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn in Britain. It is the very last of eleven cars with this body built by Royal coachbuilders Hooper & Co.

The model began as the Bentley MKVI in April 1946. In the period of austerity which immediately followed World War II, Rolls-Royce Motors decided to build most of their production with the more discreet and understated Bentley badge. It was their first model to be produced with a ‘standard steel' body. All previous models had been chassis only with bodies completed by independent coachbuilders including Freestone & Webb, James Young, H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward and Hooper & Co.

In 1949 they decided to produce a Rolls-Royce version - the Silver Dawn which was only available for export, principally to the U.S.A. It was first sold on the home market in 1953 and most examples had the factory-built steel body, almost identical to the Bentley R Type. This rare example was built by Hooper & Co with the ‘Empress Line' styling - often seen on Daimler models. It was the automotive equivalent of Haute Couture in ladies fashion. With an English ash frame and hand-crafted body, this was the pinnacle of the coachbuilders art. Only the finest woods and leather hides were used in its construction. The standard steel Silver Dawn saloon cost £4700 new in 1955. A hand-built body like this did not come cheaply, taking the cost to almost £6700 - over three times the average house price in Northern England in 1955!

The car has its original 4.5 litre straight-six engine, four speed automatic transmission, electric front windows, servo-assisted brakes, adjustable ride control and valve radio. The ultra-smooth luxury saloon was amongst the models that earned Rolls-Royce Motors a reputation as ‘The Best Car in the World'. This example is finished in two-tone Velvet/Sage Green. The car comes with an amazing history file chronicling its ownership from new. With just one owner from 1999-2021 there is a £70,000 maintenance history with a top RREC-approved marque specialist which evidences the superb maintenance of this rare and beautiful Rolls-Royce motor car.

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Classic & Sportscar Centre

Corner Farm, West Knapton

YO17 8JB Malton

+44 1944 758000

Andrew Welham

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Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Classic & Sportscar Centre
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