One of the first models produced after the buyout by Volkswagen, the Rolls Royce Park Ward was introduced as a longer limousine variant of the Silver Seraph. The interior was very stylish with Connolly Leather upholstery accentuated by rosy, walnut trim, while the exterior was sleek and minimalistic. It was the first Rolls Royce since the Phantom III was introduced back in 1939, to hold a twelve-cylinder engine. However, the Park Wards engine wasnt of Rolls Royce design: it was the 5.4 Liter BMW V12 that would drive the limo. Despite this marked change for the brand, the V12 coupled with a new 5-speed automatic transmission was a formidable force granting the limo a top speed 140 mph. For Rolls Royce, the Park Ward marked an end and a renewal, but for the world it wasnt much of a change. Great cars were still being made under the Silver Ladys watchful eye.
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The Rolls Royce Park Ward only ever saw around 127 models produced compared to the Silver Seraphs 1,570, so the answer should be obvious as to which model is the rarer find. The Park Ward can be distinguished easily enough due to its longer wheelbase and the venerable name Park Ward affixed to its rear, but its still important to do your research and give the car a careful look over. Youll never know exactly where a cars been but you can get a good measurement of it by being observant. Keep an eye out for anything that doesnt fit. Its not uncommon to see parts from a less-coveted vehicle serving as replacements on a more rare one.
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