Inspired by the Bentley Mark VI, the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn marked a major divergence from pre-war era Rolls Royce. Most Silver Dawns were built as standard 4-door saloons complete with Chassis and body at the Bentley factory in Crewe, England. This was a trend taken from the Bentley Mk.VI and Bentley R type series and would be mostly identical appearance-wise besides a few different body panels. Only a rare few would be coach built to custom specifications like other models. The ever-reliable inline six-cylinder engine would be enlarged in 1951 for added power.
From 1949 to early 1952 it would only be produced with a manual transmission, but an automatic option would be added in late 1952. The Silver Dawn cements itself as a step forward for Rolls Royce in the post-war world and serves as the honored precursor to the Silver Cloud and Silver Shadow, which were some of the most successful models ever to carry the Rolls Royce name.
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The saloons are still eternally brilliant machines, but if youre interested in the Rolls Royce Silver Dawn a coach built version will always the better value proposition. Cars with small production runs and or exclusive pools of ownership will always be worth more, along with special models that have features distinct from the standard. As with any product, its important to know what youre getting so you can adjust your plans and expectations accordingly. Youll want to know when youre looking at a custom-bodied Drophead Coupe rather than a factory built saloon. Youll want to know how much of the car is original. Youll want to know if its suffered damage. Youll want quality service and quality automobiles.
You may want the Beverly Hills Car Club and their expert staff to secure you a bright and beautiful Silver Dawn. Visit their Los Angeles showroom featuring cars of every make and model or get connected wherever you are by calling today. Theyre waiting to give you the deal of a lifetime!
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