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Park Ward: The Innovative Coachbuilder. Dalton Watson Fine Books is pleased to announce a major two volume work on the history and cars of the great British coachbuilder, Park Ward. The company was the most prolific coachbuilder on Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis, completing over four thousand three hundred cars. They also produced bodies for other renowned manufacturers such as Alvis, and ‘one-off’ designs for chassis as diverse as the magnificent Bugatti La Royale and the diminutive but speedy MG TA. The first volume will cover the period from the company’s incorporation in 1919 until their formal merger with H. J. Mulliner Ltd, [Ma1] in 1961. The second book will cover the years from the formation of Mulliner Park Ward until the purchase of Bentley Motors in 1998, by Volkswagen AG, and the cessation of the use of the name Park Ward.

Author Malcolm Tucker is a past-Chairman of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club, and is an established Rolls-Royce and Bentley historian, writer and ‘after dinner’ speaker. This will be his fourth book for Dalton Watson Fine Books. Malcolm has owned thirty-five Rolls-Royce or Bentley cars, including, for forty-six years, a 1928 20hp faux cabriolet by Park Ward.

The two volume work is due to be published in 2017.