1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Ex-Dupont

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Sand
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: €40,000 - €50,000
Registration Number: UK Registered
Chassis Number: LSKE40

The Silver Dawn was the first Rolls Royce car designed and produced in its entirety by Rolls Royce Motors. Rolling chassis prior to the “ Silver Dawn” ( 1949) were shipped to independent coach builders to be bodied. They are the smallest Rolls Royce ever built and were called the “ sports saloon” due to their short wheelbase, low height and fast speed.

This particular car was delivered new in October 1952 to the well known collector Francis V Dupont of the Dupont chemical company in Delaware. He used it as his personal car – Chassis LSKE40 is often known as “ The Ex Dupont Car”. The second owner had the car for just over 40 years in California, before chassis LSKE40 made its way back to British shores.

The example on offer here today is very rare indeed – being one of fourteen built with a usual yet highly tractable four speed manual transmission and