The Silver Dawn introduced in 1949 was a “badge-engineered” Bentley Mark VI and became an enormously successful early post-war car. Aimed at the lucrative American market, the Silver Dawn offered an eminently usable Rolls-Royce and appealed to the owner-driver. Its silky road manners are quite simply delightful, and entirely suitable for modern motoring.
The magnificent 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn saloon featured here is finished in stunning Masons black over beige Connolly leather interior surrounded by magnificent burled Walnut woodwork throughout. This exquisite US spec Silver Dawn was ordered new through J.S. Inskip Rolls-Royce for Walter C. Pugh founder of Sun Oil (Sunoco). It was completed at the factory in November 1953 and delivered new to Walter C. Pugh on Christmas Eve that year. Mr. Pugh would care for the car for many years until it was sold to its second owner in the early 1970s, then added to a world-class collection in 2008 where it was restored to a Concourse level with no expense spared. Seldom does an American left-hand drive Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn come to market, especially in this incredible condition and stunning color combination. The investment potential of this iconic model will grow beyond your imagination. This particular car was built at a time when Rolls-Royce was truly building the world’s finest motorcars with the care and craftsmanship evident in every detail. We are extremely pleased to offer the very best Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn on the market today, for the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires to own one of the very best.
Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.