1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN MERCIA CONVERSION - 96107Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1263.1 1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN MERCIA CONVERSION//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96107/96107_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN MERCIA CONVERSION
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Lot #1263.1 - This magnificent 2 passenger Rolls roadster was designed to recapture the joy of motoring in the classic style, leaving behind the difficulties usually associated with the vintage automobile. It is the last example ever built from a total output of 43 automobiles built between 1973 and 1977. This unique example was the only one ever built from a Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn. It has an aluminum body by Wilkinson of Derby, England with the undersides of the the fenders sprayed in fiberglass mat to prevent stone damage. It is a left hand drive chassis with air conditioning, 6-way power driver's seat, roll-up windows, recessed continental rear wheel, full Connolly leather interior, Wilton carpet and a removable top. The BRG finish is original. This 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn is the last special built automobile created by Mallalieu Engineering, LTD, England. The company was best known for making Bentley Specials on completely restored and refurbished Mark 6 chassis, this vehicle being the only Rolls-Royce built. With over 17,000 miles of club racing and test runs in the most severe road and weather conditions, the only service needed was routine lube and oil. These sports cars continue the tradition of superior design, fine craftsmanship and attention to detail which are hallmarks of Rolls-Royce. The result is comfort and ease of handling for pleasurable motoring. Originally ordered for the wife of the US distributor, construction was halted when she passed away and it was placed in storage for the next 33 years, just coming to light in the last 10 months, with a total of less than 50 test miles since completion, this relic from a time capsule is being offered for the first time anywhere.
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