For Sale: 1981 Rolls-Royce Park Ward in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

This is a rare opportunity to be part of motoring history. The Rolls-Royce Camargue was the most expensive Rolls-Royce in its time, and also the most expensive car in the world. Pininfarina of Turin was commissioned to design Camargue, with their chief stylist Paolo Martin being responsible for the final result. A total of 526 cars were delivered to customers, with the US taking 74 per cent of production. Already a rare car, accounting for those that "didn't survive" and this is a very rare car indeed. To add to its exclusivity, this particular car was ordered by Rolls-Royce Motors Inc as the official publicity demonstrator and press car for North America. It is this very same car that was featured in various brochures, advertising and press in the United States. She is in stunning condition. Despite being a 1981 model year car, chassis number BCX02620, was delivered in September 1983 to Rolls-Royce Motors Inc in New Jersey. It is a second generation model, featuring all the technological advances of the SZ (Silver Spirit and Silver Spur) models, including rack and pinion steering, fuel injection, revised rear suspension and mineral oil hydraulics. This elegant coupe is finished in Acrylic White with hand-painted twin finelines to the body swage. The interior is finished in its original dark Blue Connolly Nuella hide with contrasting off-white piping. The Wilton carpets are in matching Blue, bound with off-white hide, overlaid with matching Blue mouton rugs. Unique to this North American specification car, is the inclusion of a special 'Camargue' badge fitted to the centre of the facia for press and publicity purposes. The car shows only 15,000 miles but had a speedometer change - by Rolls-Royce Motors Inc - and the actual mileage is 38,000. This is recorded on the B pillar of the car. She is spectacularly clean and straight, and entirely original in presentation throughout. Of equal importance, she has been maintained meticulously throughout her life. Mechanically, the car is excellent having been through our workshop and fully examined and adjusted. Anything requiring attention has been addressed, including full servicing of the complex hydraulics and braking system. Additionally, like all of Park-Ward's cars, upon sale it is subject to our full Predelivery Commissioning (certification) process to ensure everything is in top form. The Camargue is the best-driving Rolls-Royce and this specific example drives magnificently. She truly glides, smoothly and effortlessly taking everything in stride, and sweeping through bends with grace and poise. Even over rough roads she displays no knocks, rattles, or unwarranted disturbances, being superbly tight indeed. The presentation in the engine compartment is excellent testament to its low-mileage ownership, and the fastidious care and maintenance it has always received. The body and paint on the car are spectacular. She was repainted in recent times, in the original Acrylic White livery, and presents a consistently deep lustre without any blemishes, chips or dings whatsoever. The exterior presentation ranks a very clear 10 out of 10 driver quality, and less than 1/2 a point behind for show standard. The interior of the car is completely original with all the leather untouched and factory original, still looking superb. The driver side seat squab does not even show the most minor of scuffing one would normally expect. The woodwork throughout is also all original and in excellent condition. As a bonus, through the grace of Mother Nature, the burl walnut grain on this wood set is very defined and rich with an abundance of knots and whorls, presenting a particularly deep and magnificent grain. The woodwork can be described as "virtually flawless". Carpets, headlining, rear parcel shelf, controls and switches are also all in excellent condition. All features on the car work as they should. The automatic split-level climate control works perfectly, delivering

Vehicle Details

  • 1981 Rolls-Royce Park Ward
  • Listing ID:CC-1442975
  • Price:$60,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Park Ward
  • Exterior Color:White (non-metallic)
  • Interior Color:Navy blue Connolly hides with cream piping
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:38000
  • Stock Number:SCAYJ42A2BCX02620
  • VIN:SCAYJ42A2BCX02620

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
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