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Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
1995 - 1998



Number manufactured

My own counting: 237
Some other sources: 237.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCAZA02C4SCX54846 (1995).
Last chassis number: SCAZA17C9WCH66305 (1998).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same as the 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III and 1996 Silver Spur.

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn is a special edition of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III and afterwards the Silver Spur.
- The Silver Dawn has no predecessor or successor but is a model besides already existing models. The model represented what is usually termed as a 'lead-in' model.
- The Silver Dawn was also available with a shorter wheel base, but in that case the car was called Silver Spirit.

Original characteristics
- Naturally aspirated.

Model year 1996
- The same modifications as of the Silver Spur.
- The Silver Dawn is the only model with a combined radio and compact disc unit, a simpler edition than in the other models.

Model year 1997
- The Silver Dawn (and Silver Spur) could optionally be provided with ETAS, the Electronic Traction Assistance System.
- Extended front seat cushions to provide greater comfort and support.
- Rear seat heaters optional (Silver Spur standard).
- Twin cupholders on the front centre console.
- New range of paint colours.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Silver Dawn has:
- the letter A on the fifth position
- a number between 54846 and 55702 (model year 1995)
- a number between 57031 and 58198 (model year 1996)
- a number between 59001 and 60293 (model year 1997)
- a number between 66005 and 66305 (model year 1998).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1995 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III, Silver Dawn, Flying Spur, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1996 and 1997 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1998 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT SWB, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner SWB, Bentley Brooklands R, Bentley Brooklands R LWB.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 58294 - 58500 within model year 1996 have not been used.
- The numbers 58505 - 59000 between the model years 1996 and 1997 have not been used.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1995

48

100%

0

0%

48

1996

39

100%

0

0%

39

1997

60

43%

79

57%

139

1998

3

27%

8

73%

11

Total

150

63%

87

37%

237

Some chassis numbers

Model years 1996 and 1997 are not listed below.

Model year 1995
SCAZA02C4SCX54846
SCAZA02C1SCX55078
SCAZA02C5SCX55083
SCAZA02C4SCX55110
SCAZA02CXSCX55113
SCAZA02C7SCX55120
SCAZA02C4SCX55124
SCAZA02C8SCX55157
SCAZA02C1SCX55159
SCAZA02CXSCX55161
SCAZA02C6SCX55173
SCAZA02C0SCX55184
SCAZA02C6SCX55190
SCAZA02C3SCX55213
SCAZA02C7SCX55215
SCAZA02C7SCX55229
SCAZA02C6SCX55240
SCAZA02CXSCX55256
SCAZA02C9SCX55264
SCAZA02C0SCX55282
SCAZA02C1SCX55288
SCAZA02C9SCX55300
SCAZA02C0SCX55315
SCAZA02C7SCX55330
SCAZA02C6SCX55335
SCAZA02C8SCX55336
SCAZA02C3SCX55342
SCAZA02C5SCX55343
SCAZA02C2SCX55350
SCAZA02C4SCX55351

SCAZA02C6SCX55352
SCAZA02C8SCX55353
SCAZA02C3SCX55356
SCAZA02CXSCX55368
SCAZA02C8SCX55370
SCAZA02C4SCX55379
SCAZA02C9SCX55491
SCAZA02CXSCX55516
SCAZA02C5SCX55519
SCAZA02C9SCX55586
SCAZA02C5SCX55598
SCAZA02C2SCX55610
SCAZA02C2SCX55624
SCAZA02C1SCX55632
SCAZA02C4SCX55642
SCAZA02C9SCX55667
SCAZA02C5SCX55682
SCAZA02C7SCX55702

Model year 1998
SCAZA17C8WCH66005
SCAZA17C7WCH66111
SCAZA13C3WCX66139
SCAZA17C0WCH66144
SCAZA17C6WCH66164
SCAZA17C1WCH66167
SCAZA17C0WCX66173
SCAZA17CXWCH66278
SCAZA17C1WCH66279
SCAZA18C3WCX66280
SCAZA17C9WCH66305









Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, model year 1995, press photos (above).
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, model year 1996, press photo (below).




1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn SCAZA12C3VCH59226 (below).






Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, chassis number unknown (below).















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