For Sale: 1954 Rolls-Royce Dawn in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Words cannot aptly describe this stunning 1954 Silver Dawn. Finished in 2-tone silver-grey over black with burgundy and black Connolly leather upholstery fashioning everything in show-class condition. Recently from the estate of a wealthy industrialist and car collector. Where the owner was an avid (and life-time) collector of collectible classic cars, this Silver Dawn is one in fully restored condition and perhaps amongst the best out of the collection. The Silver Dawn was Rolls-Royce's first step back into the "luxury" market after World War II in 1949. The Silver Wraith had been the first vehicle released post-war in 1946. With only 760 Silver Dawns produced from 1949-1955, this truly is a rare vehicle. Body and paint is gorgeous with an excellent quality repaint of some 15 years ago. She presents consistently, very smooth and lustrous with only the most very tiny and minor imperfections that are only mentioned out of "disclosure" and as you would reasonably expect for a 15 year-old repaint. The paint truly needs nothing and is show-worthy. She is finished off with red fine lines to the side coach-work in the correct hand painted tradition. Chrome, glass and fittings all present well. The windows on the rear doors and the back-light glass have been tinted which we believe would look better without but we will leave the new owner to make that decision. We will happily remove if this is your preference. The interior is simply stunning having been completely all redone as part of the restoration. All new Connolly leather, all new carpeting, all the wood superbly refinished to the highest of standards that actually exceed factory finish. The head-liner is also new in correct type broad-cloth wool but we remain disappointed it was done in black as opposed to a light colour which would have been the factory choice. Notwithstanding, it is in "brand-new" presentation. The Connolly leather is supple soft without any single mark or imperfection. It can be described as "perfect". The African burl walnut wood throughout has a very rich and deep grain and presents both flawlessly and stunningly having been refinished by one of America's leading wood restorers. The car has near new lambswool moutons fitted. A modern stereo with auxiliary input and Bluetooth was fitted in more recent years but done in such a way that it could easily be removed with harm showing. Mechanically, the car is superb. She sings like the best should sing and always come to life when called upon. Recently put through Park-Ward's fully appointed facility with anything needing doing attended to. This aside, the car was excellent to commence with. She idles very smooth, powers well, glides gracefully through the automatic transmission and handles the road comfortably and straight. She comes to a stand still true and strong. The tyres on the car are period correct whitewalls cross-plies. Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed by us but simply kept clean and tidy since the car's restoration some 15 years ago. Simply stunning! As you would expect, this Silver Dawn comes with its original accoutrements, all various tools, jack, torch, a brand new spare and operating manual. The car is of very high standard and is an undisputable 10 out of 10 driver rating and a true Preservation Class show car.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Rolls-Royce Dawn
  • Listing ID:CC-1554682
  • Price:$75,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Dawn
  • Exterior Color:2-tone grey/silver over black
  • Interior Color:Burgundy Connolly leather with black accents
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:73200
  • Stock Number:STH21
  • VIN:STH21

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
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