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1949-1955 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Dawn specifications

1949-1955 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Dawn specifications Classic and Performance Car

Before WW2, most Rolls-Royces had been large and imposing chauffeur-driven palaces on wheels. But the world was changing, and Rolls-Royce felt the need to change with it. Thus the Silver Dawn was a more compact Rolls, aimed at owners who also drove themselves. It was based on the Bentley MkVI. Engines were less powerful than their Bentley counterparts, and Rolls-Royce never let on the power output figures, at least not to the public. Most cars had standard Pressed Steel bodies, but there were some coachbuilt specials – some more special than others.

Production

  • Production:
    761
  • Price at launch:
    £3,250
  • Price (excellent)
    £32,500
  • Price (good):
    £26,000
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £8,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.2secs
  • Top speed:
    87.0mph
  • Power:
    0.0bhp
  • Torque:
    0.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    14.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5168mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3048mm
  • Width:
    1753mm
  • Height:
    1676mm
  • Weight:
    1842kgs

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