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For Sale: 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn in Newberg, Oregon

Vehicle Description

This is one of just 39 Silver Dawns built by Rolls-Royce in 1996. With only 71,175 miles (an average of just 2,737 miles per year since 1996), this Silver Dawn has led a pampered life. Clean CarFax® report verifies no accidents or damage and correct mileage as shown.

When the Silver Spirit and its long-wheelbase counterpart, the Silver Spur, were substantially redesigned for the 1996 model year, the company created the Silver Dawn, based on the longer Silver Spur model. All were based on the Rolls-Royce/Bentley SZ platform and powered by the company’s famed 6.75 litre V-8 engine—a platform and power plant shared with numerous other Rolls-Royce and Bentley models from 1980 through 2003.

Beautifully finished in a rare, striking color combination of "Red Pearl" (Code 9540000) exterior, complimented by the Connolly leather "Parchment" (Code A3672) interior with Red piping (Code A3086.) The exterior finish is excellent and the interior is spectacular, with the upholstery complimented by red Wilton wool carpets (along with accessory plush Persian lambswool floor mats), with a tan mohair headliner and genuine burled walnut wood garnish moldings and dashboard, this was the ultimate incarnation of Rolls-Royce luxury in 1996.

The chrome and trim, including the legendary Rolls-Royce grille are all in outstanding condition. All of the power options, seats, windows, etc. are working as they should as are the heater and air conditioning systems. This is an odor-free car, owned and used by non-smokers throughout its life.

Please see the photos which were just taken for this listing and show the current, exceptional condition throughout.

Mechanically excellent and impeccably maintained over the past 26 years, this Rolls starts easily, idles quietly and offers plenty of power. It cruises on the highway and at high speeds with absolute ease. The 4-speed Hydramatic transmission shifts smoothly and the engine temperature always remains cool. This car is fitted with a newer set of the correct Avon brand CR227 radial tires as specified and specifically designed for Rolls-Royce. It holds the road wonderfully and offers likely the smoothest ride of any automobile on the road. The brakes were fully serviced less than 200 miles ago with new pads, rotors, calipers, correct fluid, etc. which ensures this 5000+ pound car stops on a dime. A file of service receipts accompanies the car and documents practically all service over its entire life. The work has always been done by Rolls dealers or authorized service agents, with no expense spared.

This automobile offers one of the truly great driving experiences in the world. The precision action of the electrically powered gear shift and the ultra lightly-weighted power steering allows you to maneuver and park this Rolls with literally one finger. This long, but actually quite slender car is anything but ponderous, thanks to its torque and brilliant turning radius. The ride is truly luxurious from a high riding position offering excellent visibility and the soft feel of this Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn is like no other car on the road.

Please see video of engine running.

This is one of the last in the original line of cars hand-built in the legendary Rolls-Royce Crewe, England factory, with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses any of today's mass-produced models with many BMW parts. Finished in this exclusive color combination, this is indeed a rare opportunity to own a piece of classic automotive history from a time when Rolls-Royce was truly building the world's finest automobiles. With an original factory MSRP of $154,000+ in 1996 dollars, this is a great find for the Rolls-Royce enthusiast or collector, or simply an outstandingly striking example of a very rare and unusual Rolls-Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner.

We will happily sell to buyers worldwide and can assist with shipping anywhere.

Vehicle Details

  • 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
  • Listing ID:CC-1556968
  • Price:$37,500
  • Location:Newberg, Oregon
  • Year:1996
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Dawn
  • Exterior Color:Pearl Red
  • Interior Color:Parchment Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:71175
  • Stock Number:96-R
  • Trim Level:1 of 39 made! See VIDEO.
  • VIN:SCAZA11C3TCX58198
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Mint
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Cruise Control:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Alarm:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Power Seats:Yes
  • Turbo:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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