1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Excellent condition car that shows pride of ownership and attention to detail!
This car is in top condition both mechanically and cosmetically and needs nothing to be enjoyed. Originally owned by a collector in Santa Barbara, Ca the car has been in Laguna Beach for the last 25 years where it has seen careful use in parades, rally's, and car shows. The car has recently benefited from an engine overhaul by a marque specialist in 2015, new English wool carpeting has been installed as have new front leather hydes.
The serial number of the car reveals that it was the 12 Silver Dawn produced by Rolls Royce out of a total production of 760 cars between 1949 and 1955. These hand built cars from the Crewe plant were the first Rolls Royce models that were built completely in-house.
Some interesting features of the car include a sun roof, directional radio mast, original (non-operational) radio, adjustable suspension settings via the steering wheel, original RR tool drawer under the glove box, shoulder and lap seat belts, and engine hand crank (in addition to the electric starter).
Power is supplied by a silky smooth inline 6 cylinder engine, with a 4 speed manual column shift, and power assisted brakes. The headlights, turn signals, windshield wipers, heat, windows lifts, sun roof, door locks, latches, etc all work properly and without issue.
The Silver Dawn is easy to operate and drive. It starts easily and runs strong, the clutch is smooth and does not slip, the transmission shifts easily,road handling is stately, braking is straight and predictable.
In summation, this car has been carefully cared for its whole life by a series of owners who demanded the very best. The 12th Silver Dawn built is ready to be enjoyed by its next caretaker.
Financing is available with rates starting at 2.99% APR with approved credit. We can also assist you arranging shipping and coordinate inspections.
This car is shown by appointment only.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Silver Dawn
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Buckets With Column Shift
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console