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Rolls-Royce – Silver Dawn (1952)


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In 1951, the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was fitted with the engine increased to 4.6 litres and one year later the chassis was slightly extended in order to allow larger bodies to be fitted. John Blatchley, former chief designer at Gurney Nutting, designed the new standard steel body, which was reconfigured in the rear area. Alongside this “long boot” body, the car could also be ordered with a four-speed automatic transmission on request. Rolls-Royce selected the best gearbox of the time for this transmission, the Hydra-Matic from General Motors, which harmonised extremely well with the engine. In 1954, the displacement was finally increased to 4.9 litres.

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