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An Overhyped Roller

One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009; it even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen

An “opulent” Rolls Royce that was the last car creation supervised by Andrea Pininfarina (before he tragically died aged just 51 in a scooter accident) has been marketed for sums as high as £3.9 million in 2009 and as low as £1.27 million in 2015. It is now once again for sale for just under £2 million.

 

Created for a “collector” named Roland Hall, a man of whom very little else is known other than that in 2009 Motor Authority suggested he “no longer [had] interest in it,” the one-of-one vehicle – named the ‘Hyperion’ or ‘The High One’ in honour of one of the twelve Titan children of Gaia – was supposedly “designed to evoke memories of cars from the 1930s with its long majestic bonnet, short rear overhang and low rooflines.”

 

The 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé by Pininfarina also has a specially designed Girard-Perregaux watch attached to its dashboard and features a longer trunk than that its donor Phantom.

 

Alain Class Motors of Dubai offer the blue with beige interior automatic car and seek £1.917 million.

 

The Numbers – 2008 Rolls-Royce Hyperion Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina

 

April 2020 – Offered for sale for the reduced sum of £1.917 million ($2.359 million, €2.185 million or درهم8.665 million) by Alain Class Motors.

 

September 2017 – Offered for sale for the increased sum of £2.10 million ($2.58 million, €2.39 million or درهم9.48 million) by Alain Class Motors.

 

October 2015 – Offered for sale for the hugely reduced sum of £1.27 million ($1.57 million, €1.45 million or درهم5.75 million).

 

April 2009 – Offered for sale for the sum of £3.9 million ($4.9 million, €4.5 million or درهم17.8 million).

 

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An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
The “cabin is largely unchanged” and similar to a standard Phantom, but features an “abundance of wood.”
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
Another view of the two-seat interior.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
The fabric soft-top folds under a solid wood cover.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
A compartment to house rifles is to be found under the front windscreen. It also features a solid wood cover.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
The car comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard; it is badged with both Rolls-Royce and Pininfarina logos.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
Roof-up.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
And roof-down.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
From the front.
An Overhyped Roller – £1.917 million for 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom 6.75-litre V12 drophead two-seater coupé through Alain Class Motors of Dubai – One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009. It even has a compartment to hold rifles in front of its windscreen and comes with a one-of-one Girard-Perregaux wristwatch housed in its dashboard.
And finally from the rear.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Eric. It’s too much for what it is. Yes it is a one of one but its basically just a drophead with two seats less.

  2. I like the special LED lights at the front. Better than the original in terms of design. Pininfarina are good at lights.

  3. The wrecking ball needs to swing in the scrapyard!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s where this hunk of junk belongs —– CRUSH the f**Ker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The price —– INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Original owner plainly got shot at right time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He must be ashamed of himself for ever having such a stooooopid idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rod you classless prat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      That’s possibly the most beautiful car I’ve ever seen and the enjoyment of cruising anywhere on a warm evening with the top down in a car so unique and of such high quality would be like living a dream.
      But what would you know, you probably think holden commodore’s were well made and the fact that they closed the factory is sacrilege!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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