Although there were “Series I” and “Series II” models changes in specification meant that in fact there were several sub-series with important changes. Very early cars retained the TC21/100 engine and drum brakes. Later Series I cars had the modified doors in aluminium and later Series II cars had the zf 5-speed gearbox. Park Ward coachwork was offered in saloon and drophead forms and bespoke models were produced by Graber Carosserie in Wichtrach, Switzerland.
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25958 TD21 18009 being restored in Germany
The 1958 Earls Court Motor Show Silver Medal winner for coachwork
Tarrant Green’s picture of a TD21, on General Trade Plates for road testing, awaiting dispatch at the Works.
25948 The first TD21 DHC WRW891 18501. Being the first drophead, it was probably Parkes’ car. It was also the Works demonstrator and regularly used for publicity photographs. Could this be the prototype drophead TD21 body built by Grabers and subsequently built up into a car? Possible clues are the very slightly extended headlamp ‘nose’, not seen on later cars and the higher air vents.
Photo:- Nick Simpson Archive.
TD21 WRW 891
25946 1958 TD21 The first production TD21 pictured at the 1958 AOC AGM
WRW 633 is the first Park Ward production TD21 saloon 18001, chassis 25946
26119 1959 TD21 Park Ward Dhc XLE 47
TD21 saloon 26145
26169 TD21 in New Zealand, sporting a secondary antenna for spotting speed cameras
26343 photo by Job van Huizen 2007 – Gelbloux Rally Belgium
26475 TD21 Dhc later 569 TTT
26655 Douglas Bader’s TD 21
Clover Special TD21 180KDH
26863 1963 TD21 Series II Park Ward Dhc 808 EYY
Do you know where this TD21 drophead is now? This London street photo was taken in 1989 by Coen van der Weiden. The now elderly owner of the car for some twenty years up to 1986 would like to see it again. Registered 671 HYK.
26783 TD21 Series II
26948 TD21 Series 2
26730 Roland Geiger’s Park Ward TD21 Drophead, the last Series 1. Originally owned by Frederik baron Van Pallandt (Copenhagen, May 4, 1934 – Puerto Galera (Philippines), May 15, 1994). He was a Dutch singer who became known as the male half of the duo Nina and Frederik, which caused a stir in several countries until 1969.
26911 1962 TD21 Series II
26734 3333 NE and Wolseley 6/110 5229 ND Police driving school skid pan
TD21 Series II 26985
The standard rear lights on a Series II TD21
For photos of the Graber bodied cars click
For one man’s view click
26603 – an owner’s view
For more details of the Duke of Edinburgh’s car click
There were 784 Series I and 289 Series II cars produced.