In October 1953 the Silver Dawn model became available on the home market, more than four years after its original announcement; all those built previously had been for export only. It was discontinued in the spring of 1955, in favour of the new Silver Cloud model.
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was announced in the spring of 1955 and is virtually identical to the S-Type Bentley, except for the radiator shell design and wheel hub caps. The standard steel body has aluminium bonnet, door and boot lid panels. The 4887-cc engine-similar to the Bentley Continental power unit-has twin SU carburettors and a 6.6:1 compression ratio. As usual, the power output and torque figures are not disclosed. Automatic transmission is standard-a manual gearbox is not offered. PAS and air con optional.
Also available is the Silver Wraith Series E chassis with a larger engine-4887 cc v. 4566 cc-anti-roll bar at front, and automatic transmission as standard.