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

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
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Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was launched in July 1949, and represented the Rolls-Royce version of the Bentley Mark VI. Initially available for export only, the Silver Dawn shared the same strong channel section chassis with independent wishbone/coil spring front suspension and a live, leaf-sprung rear axle. Drum brakes were fitted all round, with Rolls-Royce''s mechanical servo assistance, the fronts operated hydraulically. Power was provided by the pre-war B60 4,257cc six cylinder engine, using a single Zenith carburettor instead of the Bentley''s twin SUs and with a lower compression ratio.

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


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