For Sale: 1976 Rolls-Royce Park Ward in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Rolls-Royce Camargue; finished in Ming blue (non-metallic) with a dark red single fine-line to the waist-rails and dark red Connolly Nuella hides with matching carpets. This is a very 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 so this is a very rare car indeed. This 1976 North American example, chassis # JRE22723, was the ninth ever Camargue to be sold into this continent. She was delivered in June, 1976. She was completely and totally restored by Park-Ward Motors over the last 4 years. A meticulous and very detailed restoration of all mechanicals, a back to bare metal repaint, interior restored to include new factory correct Nuella hides on the front seats (colour matched and ordered through Connolly Bros direct), the wood all refinished to Crewe standard, right down to brand new lambs-wool "full-cover" moutons. This Camargue has been restored to a monumental degree and may well represent the best restored Camargue in the world. The restoration as well in excess of $125,000. She is simply in stunning condition. The car shows 5,300 miles and common sense suggests this is 105,300. That said, not a single part of the car's mechanicals has been overlooked to include removing and reengineering the engine heads, all the hydraulics, brakes, suspension, exhaust, right down to every little operational item. Mechanically, the car can only be described as "excellent". She drives incredibly smooth and tight and we think as a result she is probably the best representation of what a Camargue drove like when brand new. Notwithstanding this huge amount of work, the car is still subject to our full Predelivery Commissioning (certification) program upon sale, like all of Park-Ward's cars. This process ensures EVERYTHING is in top form. The Camargue is the best-driving Rolls-Royce of its era 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 of the effort gone into the car. The body and paint on the car are spectacular. She was repainted by us on a complete body strip-down basis and back to bare metal preparation. There was no rust in the car to repair nor were there any signs of previous accident damage of any kind. The car was originally Green and then painted black some 25 years ago. The current colour is Ming Blue and the combination with the dark red Nuella hide interior is nothing short of striking. The interior colour is its factory designation. The paint presents perfectly consistent, deep in lustre and without any blemishes, chips or dings whatsoever. Where possible, all rubbers, gaskets and seals were replaced. The interior of the car was refinished to perfection whilst maintaining originality where possible. The head-liner was/is in superb condition and as such retained. The leather on the door panels and rear seats were excellent and so retained also, albeit lightly Connollised. The front seats were actually not too bad but showing age. Although no rips or tears but showing the early stages of drying leather. For a lesser car, these could have been hide fed, softened up and then retained, but we elected to replace the faces with brand new Connolly Nuella hides ordered directly from Connolly Bros in the UK. The ordering process required us to send a sample of the seat leather to Connolly who then leat

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Rolls-Royce Park Ward
  • Listing ID: CC-1621814
  • Price: $200,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Park Ward
  • Exterior Color:Ming Blue (non-metallic)
  • Interior Color:Dark red Connolly Nuella hides
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:105300
  • Stock Number:JRE-022723
  • VIN:JRE-022723
Listed By:
Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013

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