Park-Ward Motors was originally formed in Australia by its founder Rodd Sala who has become an avid collector of the
marque over the last 30 years.
40 years ago as a young lad, Rodd was introduced to Rolls-Royce for the very first time. By a neighbour of his parents' home who, one day, elegantly arrived in a newly purchased 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. "I remember it well. Finished in a dark burgundy which I was later to learn to be known as the colour Garnet. It had "biscuit" leather interior and I remember this Shadow not "driving" onto the neighbour's front lawn but "gliding silently". From that very moment an instant love affair began. "I remember peeking my head inside this Silver Shadow and whilst every other neighbour was admiring what was under the bonnet, I was otherwise overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and craftsmanship of the interior. The wood, the fine chrome detail and the rich leather. It was like seeing a stunning antique piece of furniture "in motion".
Over the years to follow and thru Park-Ward Motor's museum, Rodd Sala has been the personal care-taker (Rolls-Royce prefers "care-taker" over the word "owner") of more than 400 Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars. He was a member of Rolls-Royce Club of Australia and member of the RROC of America. He has written articles on the Rolls-Royce marque and had the esteemed benefit of being invited as a distinguished visitor of the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, United Kingdom undertaking a detailed review of the assembly line and manufacturing procedures prior to the sale of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor car divisions. He is now a regular guest of Crewe, welcome anytime, and heads back as often as he can. As a once single, largest private collector in Australia of Rolls-Royces, Park-Ward Motors has become very experienced in all facets of the cars - in particular, the Silver Shadow and Spirit series. It has significant experience in restoration, all aspects of service and maintenance and is very knowledgeable on the design and original features of these series. "We would like to think our epitaph would pay some homage to our commitment to the long-term preservation of Rolls-Royces as we pass each of them from care-taker to care-taker".
|Our team at Park-Ward is specialised in everything Rolls-Royce & Bentley. We pride ourselves in being a “a one stop shop” attending to everything Crewe-style under one roof; mechanical, electrical, body & paint, interior (including in-house wood refinishing and leather work) and many remanufactured parts. We are happy to open our doors and avail our services to other Rolls-Royce & Bentley caretakers that are seeking restoration of any kind.|