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Wharton Peter J

Year working: Working 1950 - 60's

Bonhams sold a small archive of his drawings in 2007. It would seem that Wharton worked for H J Mulliner as several drawings in the archive were Mulliner coachwork drawings. Ditto H J Mulliner drawings seen. Signs with initials PJW by rear wheel.----------------------------------------------------------------------------I am grateful for the following comments by Klaus-Josef Rossfeldt ----------------------------Peter Wharton has not been on H J Mulliner's payroll. He was a designer from the staff of Park Ward, That company had been acquired by Rolls-Royce prior to World War II. The motor car manufacturer towards the end of the 50s bought H J Mulliner, too, and decided to amalgamate both coachbuilders as their company's coachbuildind division. That is the explanation why the name H J Mulliner and Park Ward appears on the drawings signed by Wharton.

Further reference


Bonhams sale June 2010 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith circa 1956 by Park Ward

Park Ward Rolls-Royce Styling drawing

H J Mulliner Rolls-Royce Silver Shaddow

H J Mulliner Ceremonial Rolls-Royce Phantom V dated on reverse 1965