Lot 162 - 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
|Odometer reading||53,405 miles|
|Result||Sold - £28,560|
- Very desirable colour combination
- Delightful condition
- Good history folder
Before David Plastow left his senior position at Rolls-Royce following the take-over of Vickers plc, he had been responsible for a series of models, amongst which was the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. The Silver Spirit was unveiled in October 1980 as a replacement for the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The coachwork of the Silver Spirit had been designed at the in-house styling centre by Fritz Feller and gave the impression of being stretched in comparison with the bodies of the previous generation. Direct comparison, however, showed only small differences. The new models had slightly grown in length and width; height had been cut a little, although the styling was more modern than that of its predecessor. The interior was dominated by the expected combination of fine wood and sumptuous leather. The Silver Dawn is a special edition of the Silver Spur III with several additional options, such as Electronic Traction Assistance System. In a short model run of just three years, only 237 cars were produced worldwide with around 80 cars staying in the UK, making the Silver Dawn one of the rarest Rolls-Royce cars produced in recent times.
Originally supplied by Michael Powles Ltd in Leicester and first registered on 22nd August 1996, this Rolls-Royce presents in beautiful condition. The Peacock Blue paintwork is virtually unmarked as is the contrasting Magnolia interior. The seats are piped in blue, and the Wilton carpets are in dark blue as are the lambswool rugs. A copy of the original build sheets accompanies this Silver Dawn, clearly this has been a very well cared for example. There are a significant number of invoices in the history folder from P & A Wood and more latterly from a specialist. Open the door on this exquisite motor car and the smell of leather, together with the walnut dashboard and door cappings, combine to make the interior of this premium marque vehicle a special place. Travelling in such comfort cannot be underestimated. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with an MoT test certificate valid until 12th December 2022. These blue-blood Rolls-Royces are on the rise and good examples, limited production cars are worth investing in.