• Sep 27, 2014

2008 Rolls-Royce Hyperion by Pininfarina - Click above for a hi-res gallery

In an ideal world, who wouldn't want to have a distinguished coachbuilder like Pininfarina create their own unique Rolls-Royce cabrio? Unfortunately, an ideal world this is not, and most of us don't have those kinds of resources at our disposal. "Most of us" apparently now includes the customer that commissioned the one-off Rolls-Royce Hyperion in the first place.

The custom Roller was commissioned by an unnamed client, and was unveiled at last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Less than a year later, the Hyperion is now up for sale for a cool €4.5 million (about $6 million in American funds). The one-off creation is based on the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – already one of the most exclusive set of wheels on the road – and was treated to unique Pininfarina bodywork, doing away with the rear seats and moving the windshield back by 400 mm (15 inches) in the process. The staggering purchase price includes the custom dash-docking wristwatch created by Girard-Perregaux to accompany the unique vehicle, in case you've got the cash and needed extra motivation. Follow the link for more information on the sale, and check out the images in the galleries below for more hi-res photos. Thanks to Ecnelis and Colin for the tippage!

UPDATE: We've just spoken with Fredrik Karlberg, the Operations Manager for JamesList, who wanted to clarify the listing for the Hyperion concept that appeared on JamesList. According to Karlberg, the lister is not selling the actual show car that made its debut in Pebble Beach last year. Instead, it's a series of body panels that will adapt a R-R DropHead coupe to look like the sinewy concept.



[Source: JamesList]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      $6 million? Really? You can get any number of highly collectible Ferraris, a Duesenbergs, a Bugatti or two and a D-Type Jag for that princely sum. Why do they sell it for what it is worth...about $900K-$1.1 mil, would be my guess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Butt ugly. Hmmm, wonder if I can I drop the Lincoln Sentinel body on the chassis?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Me.

      "In an ideal world, who wouldn't want to have a distinguished coachbuilder like Pininfarina create their own unique Rolls-Royce cabrio?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Grotesque. Those headlights look like they underwent a plastic surgeon's knife and came out so much worse for the wear.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its completely hideous. Pininfarina ruined the looks of the perfect RR.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yup. i like the drophead, i do not like this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know the Geely is a RR clone but this looks a lot like the Geely to me...with the grill and wheels especially. I guess the grill is the same as the Phantom. Whatever

      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/30/the-geely-ge-is-how-you-say-um-really/
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry I should say this looks more like the Geely than an actual RR
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front is hideous. This thing says very sad, very rich, very short, very fat, very gold chained lottery winner. It would probably work in Vegas or in a spoof movie starring Danny deVito.
      • 5 Years Ago
      6M for A RR knock off?? so the kit kar market is great when only Pinifarinna builds the cars???
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a z4 humped a phantom to me, just way uglier
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a BMW 1-series
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's got to be a joke in this somewhere: This Rolls Royce and a Z4 walk into a bar...
        • 5 Years Ago
        exactly what I was thinking... While Rolls is a BMW product it is interesting that the flame surfacing was not implemented by BMW in this case but by Pininfarina...
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