Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn/ Bentley R-Type Body New Old Stock
Prior to the 1949 introduction of the Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn, all bodies fitted to R-R chassis were supplied by outside coachbuilding firms. The Silver Dawn became the first Rolls-Royce model to receive a factory stamped-steel body. 1952 saw the introduction of the sister car, the Bentley R-Type, and a new larger “Big Boot” trunk configuration to accommodate customer requests for additional luggage space. This auction is for a later New Old Stock Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn or Bentley R-Type “Big Boot” body shell. The primed body shell includes all four door shells, the removable front floor panel, and the sunroof panel is installed. It has never been used and with only minor denting, is in very good condition. Wings, Bonnets and Boot Lid not included.
Also included with the auction is a New Old Stock, never registered chassis frame believed to be a Bentley R-Type, but it does not perfectly line up with the body.
** 100% of proceeds goes to fund the Rolls-Royce Foundation - a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization **
** If interested, the body shell may be viewed in person by appointment at the Rolls-Royce Foundation M-F 10:00AM-4PM**
** Purchaser is responsible for arranging transport or picking up the item at the conclusion of the sale**
** requires us to list mileage, hence 99999. As this is a New Old Stock Body there is no mileage. **
** requires us to list a year. We chose 1952 as the year but it could fit other years. **
** requires us to list a category of title. As this is a New Old Stock Body there is no title. Sold on a bill of sale. **
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