The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was created between 1950 and 1954, with just 28 units produced. The exclusive vehicle is slated to make a comeback as the brand has announced that a new reimagined “Dawn” will be emerging to pay homage to the classic sibling.
There are not any images available yet for the new Rolls-Royce Dawn, but they will likely be trickling out in the near future. It will be interesting to see how many of the classic styling cues the new sibling keeps.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn remains among the most famous and impossible to obtain collector cars of all time, making the new Rolls-Royce Dawn a surefire hit that is likely to spark a passionate revival among fans and collectors. According to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the revived Dawn is “the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe in the sunlight of the world’s social hotspots.”
The original Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn at a glance:
- It was the first vehicle produced by the badge with a factory body. The body was shared with the Bentley Mark VI and the Bentley R Type.
- While others exist, only 28 were the real deal.
- The engine was an in-line 6 cylinder mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission was offered after 1952.
- My how performance has changed over the decades. Back then, the Silver Dawn could accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 15.2 seconds with a top out of 94 miles per hour. Those are rather laughable numbers by today’s standards, so what will the future think of our current 3.0 0-60 mile per hour jumps and 200+ top speeds? It is like Porsche has been trying to say lately—the horsepower race must end at some point because the population is not qualified to operate land speed racers to work.