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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Chassis number : LSNF5

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Sold for $45,920 at 2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
This 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon was delivered new by special order to San Francisco, California, and has remained there ever since. It has had two long-time owners and 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. The Saloon received a rare, era-correct chrome luggage rack fitted to the roof.

The car remained with its first owner through 1976 when it entered the care of a Rolls-Royce specialist and Pebble Beach Concours judge. It was shown in various car club and RROC events where it won many awards. Eventually, the car was given a re-spare in correct Rolls-Royce Mason Black lacquer with fine red hand-painted coach line striping. The original red leather upholstery was retained. The interior features the original, hand-built cabinetry built from seasoned hardwood and veneered in polished burled Circassian walnut. The original West of England wool cloth headliner and trim remain in place.

The inline six-cylinder overhead valve engine displaces 4,566cc and is equipped with a single Zenith carburetor. There is a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2021

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2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $35,000-USD $55,000 
Sale Price :
USD $45,920

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 4½-Litre Saloon
Chassis#: LSMF6
Sold for USD$22,861
  2022 Bonhams : Spring Motoring Online
 
1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN SALOON
Chassis#: LSMF12
Sold for USD$36,960
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Chassis#: LSMF50
Sold for USD$53,760
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Chassis#: LSNF5
Sold for USD$45,920
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Sold for USD$31,900
  2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Sold for USD$15,000
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: LSLE31
Sold for USD$451,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Four-Door Saloon
Sold for USD$33,550
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe by Park Ward
Chassis#: LSLE43
Sold for USD$352,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LSLE 43
Sold for USD$315,000
  2010 Bonhams - Quail Lodge
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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Saloon
Chassis#: SNF67
Sold for USD$53,006
  2010 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Chassis#: LSKE12
Sold for USD$50,000
  2009 Mecum - Monterey Auction
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Cpe
Sold for USD$93,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn DHC
Sold for USD$99,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawns That Failed To Sell At Auction

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn Saloon 2013 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction $44,000$48,000

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1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Profiles

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn vehicle information
DropHead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSLE31
Engine #: S40E
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn vehicle information
DropHead Coupe
Coachwork: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis #: LSLE43
Engine #: S-46-E
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn vehicle information
DropHead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSNF5
Engine #: S41F