26 September 2008

What Financial Crisis? - Hyperion


Notice the Rolls Royce has no number plate. It's a one-off custom built car derived from the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé.

Sadly, the chairman and CEO of the design company, Andrea Pininfarinia, died just before it was unveiled at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach and Mr. Roland Hall, the owner and commissioning client, has dedicated the car to him.

Hyperion was one of the Titans in Greek mythology.

The car stands outside the Hôtel de Paris in Casino Square - you can read more and see more photographs by clicking on THIS LINK.

5 comments:

john said...

A beautiful car. The second image made me laugh - a one off RR parked next to a Mini Moke.

Anonymous said...

H-M-M-M Certainly is a beautiful car love the color. However, it's a little "too small" the flavor of the larger Rolls Royces is far more appealing. However, since it's a custom designed it's certain the customer is more than quite "happy" with his/her beautiful car!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

*sigh* I think I'm in love!

Gail's Man said...

Thanks for this find Jilly. It sure is an amazing looking car, but I bet you could solve the debt problem of a small African country for what it cost to make. Seems like our Roland has more money than he knows what to do with!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Thank you Jilly. A part the car this is a wonderful tibute to Andrea Pininfarina. We all miss him.

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