1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon

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  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon
  • 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Standard Steel Saloon

 

Year: 1953
Model: Silver Dawn, LHD, Inline six F head, 4566cc, four-speed automatic
Body Type: Saloon
Body Color: Brown/Cream white
Upholstery: Ivory leather

After WWII, Rolls-Royce Motors resumed automobile production with Bentley Mk VI which had the new generation engine and the uniform standard steel body. The first made the complete in-house car was a smash hit selling 5,052 Mk VI cars and 2,320 R-Type, the successor. During that time all the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith chassis were fitted with coach-built bodies, however for the largest market, North America, the company released Rolls-Royce version of the standard steel saloon to meet the demand from owner drivers in the USA. LHD, single carburettor (Stromberg), 4-speed automatic on the same compact saloon as the Mk VI/R-Type Bentley.
 
Single carb detuned against the Bentley was a specification meant for the scattered USA dealers for easy maintenance and a milder ride feel. Silver Dawn production ended at only 761 cars, which made the car rare as classic cars though most of all had the standard steel saloon.
 
This car was imported about 25 years ago, resurrected after 15 years of rest by our engine overhaul. Totally original genuine Silver Dawn.


 

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