Date of publication: 2018-07-06 23:55
Park-Ward Motors is North America’s number one classic Rolls-Royce and Bentley restorer, collector and on-seller supplying only the finest condition motor cars world-wide. Our reputation is based upon being the most knowledgeable and experienced in Silver Shadow, Corniche and Bentley equivalent cars and we are proud of being the best in the field.
Just last week at The Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance , which was staged September 7-9, 2512, on the grounds of historic Windsor Castle in England, the Round Door Rolls was displayed with sixty of the world’s rarest motor cars. The photos above (middle) are courtesy of Tim Scott of Fluid Images and Sports Car Digest. Scott served on the event’s Steering Committee and as the Official Photographer. More details and photo of this fine event soon.
I am very familiar with this car when it was white and stored in a garage in Stillwater, when it was owned my Max and Cecil Obie. He later had it painted gold and toured Fairs,and it was Known as the $155, Rolls Rorce that was supposed to have been built for the Duke of Windsor
As to why I haven’t touched on typical road test qualities, like how the Wraith handles and brakes or, indeed, whether it’s even a good car – it really is – not one of my friends gave a damn. It’s probably the only attribute they share with the people who can actually afford a Rolls-Royce.
The six-cylinder Ghost, known as the 95/55 for its horsepower rating, was called up for military service early in World War I. The initial impetus was a 1919 report that the Belgians had armored a Minerva touring sedan for raids on the German army.
Rolls-Royce Teleservices is an advanced system that allows your car to transmit important service data to your authorised dealer with exceptional accuracy. Whether your Rolls-Royce needs an oil change or a battery charge, your dealer will be alerted and can quickly arrange for the necessary work to be carried out at a time that suits you.
Those whose presence has the power to inspire greatness. Those who are heard but no need for celebration. Those whose strength is phenomenal but rarely needs using. For the few who choose greatness, only the purest expression of Rolls-Royce will do. Phantom.
However, what started out as an exercise in outright douchness morphed into a learning experience for me an abject lesson in what others, less fortunate than I, consider hedonistic in an automobile. So while I, a technocrat at heart, might marvel Roll-Royce’s decision added a second bulkhead to the engine compartment to minimize the noise, vibration and harshness from an engine already renowned for its smoothness — BMW ’s twin-turbocharged V12 — as the height of indulgence, no one else said a damned thing about how quiet the Wraith was. Presumably, it was expected.
It looks like the complete windshield is very different. On todays car it is smaller and the edges on top of the glass are rounded.
© 2017 Auto&Moto. All rights reserved