This 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn is a beautiful car, with original custom coachwork by Freestone & Webb, the famous custom bodybuilders in London!
The free flowing styling is a work of art – the hood line goes all the way down the car, with the windows and roofline following it. It is at once elegant and sleek.
What a profile!
And here’s a video of the car in action!
There’s a lot to love about this car, but this is one of my favorite features – the sunroof!
This view shows the brilliant scuplture that is the side elevation. They carried that hood side all the way back in a streamlined way.
Formal yet beautiful! And, with only 4 built, exclusive too!
There is nothing quite like the Rolls-Royce radiator shell – inspired by classic Greek Architecture – think the Parthenon in chromium plating!
Note the deep, rich lacquer paint in black and maroon, and the brand new blackwall tires.
Beautiful grey leather is accented by the burlwood dashboard.
Lovely rear compartment. Note the burlwood picnic tables !
Note the mirror that appears behind the picnic table, and the beautiful chrome frame around the wood. That signature feature of custom bodied Rolls-Royce speaks of luxury and beauty.
Wow! Excellent original wood , with only the smallest cracks showing. A tribute to high quality , expert workmanship and owners who took care of this car !
Another signature Rolls Feature – the chrome window surrounds, with these being in excellent condition!
And we can see the trees through the open sunshine roof!
Beautiful original wood dash – it’s a feast for the eyes. It’s original, and there are a few varnish cracks and age spots, but it’s still beautiful and pretty!
Another view of the dash. Also note the radio – which not only works, but is mounted in a pull-out picnic table!
That is such a cool feature, a pull out picnic table with integral ashtray!
Egad man !- we do not refer to the radio as an AM/FM! We refer to it as MW ( MEDIUM WAVE) AND LW (LONG WAVE) !
Great view from the Right Hand Driver’s seat!
Excellent doorpanels and trim.
Left hand forward doorpanel.
The right side picnic tray.
The paint is a very high quality lacquer paint job over extremely straight bodywork. Even though there are a few chips here and there, and there is a slight ding in the right door, shown here, overall the paint is very beautiful.