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1997 Rolls Royce
What makes a Silver Dawn so special?
Silver Dawns are one of the most rare of modern Rolls-Royce automobiles. In the four years of production (1994 - 1998) there were only 237 made. It was not what they had in them that made them rare, but quite the opposite. Because the Silver Dawn was considered the "entry level" long wheel base Rolls-Royce it could come stripped down, or the buyer could have it accessorized to its full potential.
The Silver Spur III, the twin of the Silver Dawn, had a "light turbo" engine. The light turbo was an option for Silver Dawns and alas this car does not have that feature. Another feature that is missing in this car, and was standard to the Spur, are picnic tables fitted to the front seats for the use of the back seat passengers.
This Dawn is well appointed. Here are some of the features that it has:
Exterior Color - Peacock (blue)
Large Spirit of Ecstasy mascot
Accent lines - Silverstone
Carpet binders - Royal Blue hide
Lambs wool carpet color - Granite
Headliner - Silverstone hide
Seats - Silverstone hide
Seat piping - Royal Blue hide
Burr walnut veneer with boxwood inlay
Opening rear seat armrest
Rear quarter-companion mirror
Front and rear cell phone outlets
April 30, 2006 - Third Place - In the Rolls-Royce and Bentley class at "Britain on the Green" at Collingwood Library near Mt. Vernon in Northern Virginia.
May 7, 2006 - First Place - Rolls-Royce and Bentley cllass at the British Classic Car Meet at the Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond, Virginia.
A whole new meaning to "Hotdog Rolls"
Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?
The Silver Dawn is not my first Rolls-Royce. For almost nine years I owned a 1961 Silver Cloud II
Here is a picture of that car in Newport, RI
If you were a fan of a certain 1960's TV show you will recognize the house in the background as Collinwood
from Dark Shadows.
Here is a YouTube video of my old Silver Cloud II starting up and driving off.
And here is another YouTube video of a test drive of a 2008 Phantom.
To join the Rolls Royce Owners Club or learn more about these fine cars click the link below
To see more information on the Silver Cloud that I used to own, click on the buttons below.
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(The e-mail link has now been fixed AGAIN!)