The 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn was the third iteration of that model, which had been introduced in 1949. It was also the first model to feature the 4.6-liter engine upgrade, with the first two years having used a smaller 4.3-liter version of the same design. In more ways than one, the 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn was as emblematic of the vision shared by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. When those two trailblazers joined forces in March of 1906, thereby founding the company that bears their name, the idea had been to produce high-performance engines characterized by power and precision in equal measures. That a reputation for luxury would follow was perhaps a byproduct of that pursuit of perfection that had governed the enterprise from its outset.
For its part, the 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn carried proudly the torch lit by the companys founders nearly half-a-century prior. The full-sized four-door saloon (or sedan) was muscled along by its rear-wheel drive, front engine placement design and the transmission was managed by either right-side or left-side gear-shifting, based upon the export model. And while many of the units were topped with factory built bodies, countless others made their way to esteemed coachbuilders, with Park Ward, Pininfarina, and H.J. Mulliner to leave their mark on this chapter of the Rolls Royce legacy. Limousine and drop head coupe variants also dotted the Silver Dawn production line, which spoke to the manufacturers versatile marketplace presence.
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