Jim Croteau: Wheels Reader
Occupation: Retired unison producer, upholder and inventor
The Car: 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
In 1974 we flew to London, England, in hunt of this beautiful, outlandish car. It was by fitness that we found one during Clarendon Carriage Co., though they didn’t wish to sell it since it was for arrangement only. However, we knew that all has a cost tab and it was traffic time.
When a Silver Dawn seemed in 1949 it was for trade usually to a USA (left palm expostulate only) and not before 1953 this limitation was carried and home marketplace (England) business got entrance to this indication too. It was called a special sequence and usually a handful were built.
Between 1949 and 1955 usually 760 were built though a lot of changes were made. For example, a smaller automobile was built with a customary transmission, smaller engine, etc. Later on they done a automobile some-more fascinating with bigger body, bigger engine, and involuntary transmission.
The 1954 was awesome, really refined, a competition saloon. we gathering a Silver Dawn for a initial 3 months and crowds shaped around a car. Right afterwards we knew it was a throng pleaser.
I motionless right divided to place it in my garage and not expostulate it on a street, to safety it and it has been there for 44 years. Before we done that move, we had a automobile silt bloody and a underneath carriage painted. This automobile is in excellent, strange figure with a strange tires on it.
It is a Sport Saloon model, with a large foot (trunk) and is powered by a large gimlet 4.6L Rolls inline six-cylinder motor.
Dealers during a annual automobile uncover in Toronto, in a outlandish showroom, pronounced that we found a “Holy Grail”. I’m a second owner. It is all original, with 27,000 miles and strange tires.
Exotic cars are engineer cars, such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, etc. They are high finish vehicles done for a super abounding who wish to buy a masterpiece. The Rolls Royce mascot, a Spirit of Ecstasy, is a signature of value in art form.
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