1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 4
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon

Sold for US$ 45,920 inc. premium
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Chassis no. LSNF5
Engine no. S41F

4,566cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Carburetor
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Highly original, California car from new
*Two long-term custodians in the Bay Area, delivered new to San Francisco
*Serviced and maintained by Rolls-Royce specialist
*Documented by RROC records and impressive history file


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

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.

Delivered new by special order to San Francisco, California, this fine Silver Dawn has remained in California ever since, while thoughtfully used and meticulously maintained by two long-time owners. As Works chassis card documents validate, it was originally finished in Metallic Dual Gray, with red Connolly leather interior, radio, the optional automatic transmission, special Wilomot-Breeden Overrider bumpers, sealed beam headlamps and dual fog lamps. An era-correct, rare and attractively designed chrome luggage rack was fitted to the roof and adds a stylish panache.

Purchased by the second owner in 1976 - a Rolls-Royce specialist and Pebble Beach Concours judge - he enjoyed displaying his Silver Dawn, competing and winning in various car club and RROC events. Eventually he sent his car to a marque specialist where it was correctly prepared and re-sprayed in correct Rolls-Royce Mason Black lacquer enhanced with fine red hand-painted coach line striping. The original red leather upholstery was retained, and shows a lovely patina, a reflection of its originality and careful use. The original cabinetry - hand-built of seasoned hard wood and veneered in polished burled Circassian walnut - was preserved as well, and the original West of England wool cloth headliner and trim remains in situ.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn has proven to be among the most reliable cars ever built, regardless of marque. Still retaining its original engine and transmission, complete with fitted hand and road tools, original owner's handbook and volumes of original build documents and maintenance records, this Rolls-Royce is impressive in every way. If a serious buyer is seeking an honest and well cared-for Rolls-Royce, this is the one to choose.


Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under model year 1955 and the title will be in transit.
Contacts
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon <br /> Chassis no. LSNF5 <br />Engine no. S41F
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

The final bid (hammer) price of each lot will be subject to a buyer's premium. For MOTOR CAR lots the Buyer's Premium is 12% on the first $250,000 of the bid price and 10% on any amount of the bid price exceeding $250,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for MOTORCAR and MOTORCYCLE purchases may be made in or by (a) cashier's check or money order, (b) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (c) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer. Please note that credit card payments are not accepted for MOTORCAR lots, and only up to $5,000 for MOTORCYCLE lots. Credit card payments are accepted for AUTOMOBILIA lots. Any cash payments have a limit of $10,000.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international Motorcar transport as well as export licences please contact the Motorcar Department at [email protected].

Special Car Dealer Notices

California Department of Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Dealer Licence, number 07164

App