The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn is a luxury car that was first introduced by Rolls-Royce, a British car company, in 1949. The predecessor of this model was the car Rolls-Royce Wraith. The body structure developed for Silver Dawn was also used by Bentley cars. These include the following models: the Bentley Mark VI, which existed until 1952, and the model that replaced it, called the Bentley R Type. In the Rolls-Royce family, Silver Draith was related to Silver Dawn. The body itself until 1953 was attached to the frame with the help of riveting, and later began to weld. The wheelbase of Silver Dawn was 3,048 mm. The car was obviously created as an export option, so the majority of the assembled copies were left-hand drive and the gear shift lever on the steering column.
Initially, Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn differed in dashboard from its "clones" under the Bentley brand, but later the only difference was the presence of "RR" nameplates with the company logo on various parts of the car (on the dials of instruments, wheel caps, engine cover, etc. ).
Until 1951, an underline gasoline six-cylinder engine with a volume of 4.3 liters was installed under the hood of a Silver Dawn car, and then its volume was increased to 4.6 liters. Until 1952, all engines were equipped with a single falling carburetor Stromberg, which later replaced the Zenith carburetor. As for the transmission, the original manufacturer offered only a 4-speed manual gearbox. In 1952, an automatic transmission could be installed as an option, which since 1953 has been included in the basic package. It should be noted that the "automatic" was installed only on the model Rolls-Royce. Cars with automatic transmission had a rather low dynamics.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn front suspension was independent on coil springs, and the rear drive axle was based on semi-elliptic leaf springs. The brake system of the car included hydraulic drum front and rear, but already mechanical brakes.
Production of the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn model was completed in 1955, and it was replaced by a car called the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.