1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

4.6 Litre LHD


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    37 332 km / 23 198 mi
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Transmission: 3 gears, Automatic
Model year: 2020
Registration number: DE-39-23

1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn 4.6 Litre Four-Door with Ghia bodywork. This particular 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn 4.6 Litre Four-Door with Ghia bodywork is the only LHD example around out of a total production of two! On the 14th February 1952 this unique Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was shipped as a bare chassis to Ghia in Turin, Italy. There the Rolls Royce was given its hand built bespoke bodywork. On the 7th June 1952 this Rolls Royce was supplied from new by Matorelli to a distinguished customer, the Contessa Ida Matarazzo. Shortly after delivery this car was shown at the Concours Villa Borghese, where it won the Gran Premio D’Onore. At the end of the fifties the Countess commissioned a number of alterations including enlarging the boot space by 20 cm to accommodate more luggage. In 1973 the Rolls Royce was sold to Sr. Pantanella. A few years later the car sold through the Frey collection in Switzerland to the then president of the German Rolls Royce Enthousiast club in Munich. He kept the car until in 1983 an American bought the car and had it completely restored in Zurich, Switzerland. The fine bodywork has very neat body panel fittings. In early 1989 the last owner took possession of this car and kept it for nearly 30 years. As one can see, the cars’ history is fully known, as is every owner. There is also a particularly meticulous record of documentation and the car has featured in various books and magazines. A truly unique chance to acquire this very special one-off Rolls Royce!

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom