A quick glance at this 2001 Rolls-Royce Park Ward and you might not be sure why it’s so expensive. After all, it’s just another Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, and those are pretty cheap — right?
Wrong. This particular 2001 Rolls-Royce isn’t a Silver Seraph, but rather a stretched limousine version called the Park Ward — you can see the added length with a more careful look at the side photo. It’s one of the rarest Rolls-Royce models of its era, according to the ad, just 124 examples were built for the entire world during this car’s 2-year production run, making it an especially unusual Rolls-Royce. And while most stretched-wheelbase Rolls models are aftermarket conversions, this particular example is factory-built, which adds to the allure.
Unfortunately, no interior photos of this Park Ward are provided, but the ad notes the car has cocktail cabinets, rear folding tables, rear drink glasses and "ample" legroom, befitting a luxury car of this ilk. It’s also traveled just 15,825 miles from new, suggesting careful ownership with little use. The Carfax report shows that this car was sold new in Maryland before eventually making its way to Florida, then to Las Vegas, then to Southern California, then back to Florida, then back to Southern California, meaning it’s bounced around among people looking for a long-wheelbase, chauffeur-drivable Rolls.
If you’re interested, this Park Ward is offered by Chequered Flag, a noted exotic car seller in the Los Angeles, California area for $115,000 — big money for a Rolls from this era, but reasonable when you consider the rarity of this car.