This is a rare Rolls-Royce model. Out of the total production number of some 20,000 SZ Rolls-Royces, only 237 were Silver Dawns. The Silver Dawn was released as a special edition version of the Silver Spur III. It is rather unusual to find in. With most of the series III SZ series cars imported being Spurs.
This is a 50,000 series SZ so it has many upgrades over the 81-92 cars including the far more attractive Euro-style full headlamps. This Dawn is well known to us having been fully maintained whereby everything and anything needed to be done has been done so without sparing expense. This includes new steering rack, brake hoses and tyres. Every service is completely up to date. The car has travelled a very modest 55,000 miles.
The body of the car is straight and the paint in excellent condition. It appears to be mostly original and is consistent and very deep in lustre and shine. There are hardly any notable chips and marks other than very minor ones here and there but these are few and only show if one looks hard.
Otherwise it is very shiny without any fading, dents or dings. Rubbers, mouldings, badges and external fittings are all in excellent condition. The interior of this car is stunning.The Connolly leather shows beautifully and is completely original. It has never been re-dyed or messed with and yet remains very soft and supple without any signs of typical wear. The wood throughout is excellent and can comfortably be described as near perfect showing almost no lacquer cracks, chips or marks. And, this particular example has a very rich and deep display of grain and knots which only the world's finest burl walnut can offer.
Carpets, seats, dash, front top-roll, rear parcel shelf and fixtures are truly excellent and I best encourage you to look at all the photos to fully appreciate how nicely the interior presents. As part of Park-Ward's maintenance program, all electricals and features & functions have been inspected so everything is operating as it should; windows, seats, mirrors, A/C, heater, lights, wipers, etc. Right down to every light bulb in the dash.
This is a true, "take the keys and drive" example with no additional budget needed to attend to any nuances or gremlins. It is tight to drive, brakes strong and rides as a Rolls-Royce should. When describing a car for sale, we are very careful not to use terms like "perfect" and "flawless" because nothing but a brand new car can be described this way. She is 100% factory original in specification in every respect.
The Silver Dawn is a Special edition version of Silver Spur III. These are rare with only some 237 ever produced.
Combine this rarity with its super fine condition and you have a beautiful example of an SZ Rolls-Royce that would fit in any collection or simply for private enjoyment. For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below. For those Rolls-Royce enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past I welcome you all.
For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque, please note that as a serious collector of some 35 years, all my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Rolls-Royce workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars and fellow RR enthusiasts) with trained Rolls-Royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. As a team, we are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best.
To this end, I firmly believe in the famous adage. Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. We hope you do to. We at Park-Ward Motors the things we do. When our Rolls-Royces are commissioned for resale, they are indeed professionally and correctly fully work-shopped.
And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition. There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of. The various processes, this is one such example of what we do. Every car has its interior door panels removed.
If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, repairing the veneer if there is damage, staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer.
Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement.
This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical slow window syndrome. All tracks, chains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted, these are all serviced to ensure no solenoid sticking, another common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units.Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, repaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original. All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks, handles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished.
The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment. Please note: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (caretaker).
Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car.This is all done at NO CHARGE. It is our commitment to excellence. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer the car to any other party. This Bentley is part of a private collection.
I have a long standing reputation being associated with the marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. Please note, however, we do NOT allow 3rd party inspectors because history has sadly proven, they are not worth their weight in salt. As a collector and experienced restorer of the marque, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard, both before and after the sale.
By comparison, my cars are generally far superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues.
Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand, the very nature of these classic Rolls-Royces is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items.
Further, and very importantly, these cars are classic cars also because they are old. So this means if a car is 40 years old, then it is predominantly comprised of 40 year old parts.And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice, even if we have inspected it. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly, cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we refurbish or replace a brake caliper because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time refurbish or place all other brake calipers because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance".
Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next.
After all, it is several decades old. This is the nature of any classic car and especially a Rolls-Royce which was very "complicated" for its era. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage.
Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most. States, the mileage may be recorded as exempt.
Also, you must remember that this is a classic +/-40 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just hop in and drive it across the countryuntil you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that.
I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home. PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU CONTEMPLATE DOING SO AS, RESPECTFULLY, THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Rolls-Royces are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. This is well documented in many circles. You need to be a special and considerate type of purchaser to own. Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes; we love to hate them and hate to love them! IMPORTANT NOTE : As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum.
We call this; "Predelivery Commissioning". We will keep you posted every step of the way. Rolls-Royce and Bentley values vary wildly, entirely dependent on their condition. There are, of course, other aspects that add or subtract from their values Long Wheel Base versus regular, the year which dictated certain technical changes, etc.
The colour alone, for example can make a big difference. So for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. Please remember, these are plus-or-minus figures. Hopefully this will provide a reference point for the Rolls-Royce being featured in this listing as it compares to the range of different condition examples. So don't be fooled by "cheap buys".
For any specific questions about this unique example of a Rolls-Royce, please do not hesitate to contact me. According to the London based investment research firm; Historic Automobile Group International, classic cars have appreciated on average, 13% per year since 1980, whilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. The following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. The item "1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn Silver Dawn" is in sale since Friday, August 13, 2021.This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Rolls-Royce\Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn". The seller is "rrmotorsinc" and is located in Barrington, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.