1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Grey/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 12th March 2009
Registration Number: OYE 100 Chassis Number: SOG8
The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, rarest of all post-war models with only 760 built over a six year period, was revolutionary for the company in being the first model to be available with a factory designed Crewe-built body. It shared its chassis and mechanical specification with the Bentley Mark VI and subsequently the R-Type.
The only major mechanical changes came in May 1951 when engine capacity was increased to 4,566cc and the by-pass oil filter system substituted for one using a full-flow layout. The same year, the Bentley Mark VI was joined by the R-Type, basically the same vehicle but with a longer and larger boot. This body style was then adopted as standard for the Silver Dawn in 1952 and the following year automatic transmission became optional; the same year also saw t