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1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Chassis number : STH29

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It is believed that Rolls-Royce made only three Shooting Brakes, two of which are still in existence. This 1955 Silver Dawn with coachwork by Radford and chassis STH29, was the last of the three built to this specification. The cars were the result of an official agreement between Rolls-Royce limited and Harold Radford (the Coachbuilder). Limited to produce just three examples of the famous, low production Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Sports Saloon model, with coachwork specially designed for both town and country use.

The adaptations included an opening tailgate which was created by allowing the rear window to open upwards and the lower section of the luggage compartment to open downwards. A few of over 75 fittings included reclining seats, washbasins, picnic accouterments and more. This may have been a forerunner of the modern 'Hatch-Back.'

The STH29 is probably the most significant of the three built as it was the actual car prepared for the October 1954 Earls Court Motor Show. It was built for display on the Harold Radford stand.

The car is original with some restoration having been done over the last 50 years, but always in keeping with the restoration of a unique and historic Rolls-Royce.

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1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN SALOON
Chassis#: STH47
Sold for USD$36,300
  2022 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Geared Online
 
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 4 1/2 Saloon
Sold for USD$65,000
  2019 Shannons - Melbourne Spring Classic
 
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Chassis#: SVJ109
Sold for USD$24,435
  2016 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn (Standard Steel)
Chassis#: SVJ55
Sold for USD$37,620
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Chassis#: SVJ115
Sold for USD$32,434
  2014 H & H Auctions - Pavilion Gardens
 
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Chassis#: SVJ109
Sold for USD$38,240
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawns That Failed To Sell At Auction

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Profiles

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn vehicle information
Shooting Brake
Coachwork: Radford
Chassis #: STH29