• Sep 16, 2010
Pininfarina Hyperion – Click above for high-res image gallery

For the second year in a row, the coachbuilt Pininfarina-bodied Rolls-Royce Hyperion has been offered for sale – except, for the second year in a row, it's not really for sale. Last year the convertible, built for an Englishman who owns the tooling and rights to build another one, was put on James List for €4.5 million. It was soon discovered that a third party was slyly listing the a set of body panels to make your Drophead Coupe look like the Hyperion, not the actual car.

This week the Hyperion was listed again, this time at Pistonheads, only the price had gone up to €7 million. The man who commissioned the car again piped up to say there's no truth to it this time, and that "the figure mentioned was ridiculous." So take this as a PSA if you're on the lookout for a $9.1 million car: this one's a scam.




[Source: Pistonheads]
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not for sale?
      Thats ok, It just means that when I steal it I can pretend I had the money =D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vinny was in 1 on Entourage.

      Nah...but it would give it credibility in the hipster crowd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doesn't matter what financial bracket you're in there's always some "DB" trying to con you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a pity. Not that I would have had the money, but I would have loved this car in a scenery...say of Lake Como with similarly styled, Italian wooden motorboats and yachts in the background. Perhaps in a different color.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They need to start jailing these scammers. It is quite prevalent in the world of rare vehicles. Back when Henderson went under, there were numerous attempts to sell the rare colors. For example, there was only 1 blue Deadwood ever made, and the owner is unknown (could even be a Hanlon took it for their own use). Over the next year, existing EH owners were getting emailed to buy it. Only problem was these scammers were less than bright - they kept using the EH sales brochure photo as the 'proof'.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hadn't seen this vehicle before today.

      Now I need a brain cleanse to wipe the image of same from my ocular train.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is absolutely no reason what so ever that anything car should be worth 9.1 Million Dollars. You are a just a absolute idiot for paying that much for any car no matter what it is.