Man's one-of-a-kind drag racing car stolen in Long Beach

One-of-a Kind
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Pininfarina Rolls-Royce Hyperion is a one-of-a-kind, custom built luxury automobile.

I took the image of this one-of-a-kind luxurious cruiser at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August of 2008. I thought it was a prototype or concept for Roll-Royce. Had no idea it was custom built by some of the best and brightest in the industry and at such an exorbitant price. (PP in CS5 using mirror technique. Drawings not mine)

The car went underground for a few years and reappeared this month for sale in Abu Dhabi. Please read this article below that I paraphrased.

It's a bit of a stretch to imagine plonking down the six figures (5,000) it would take to drive home in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. But if your wallet is a bit swollen, well after all, it doesn't get much more luxurious.

That's what most of the 1% percenters might do. But Roland Hall is not most people. Instead of simply dropping by the local Rolls dealer and ordering his DHC, he commissioned Pininfarina to build him something more unique.

The result was the the Hyperion – a one-off Rolls-Royce convertible penned by no less regarded a talent than Jason Castriota. The car was rumored to be up for sale off and on, but has now popped up at a showroom in Abu Dhabi where it is for sale at an undisclosed price. Previous reports put its value at around million, but rumors are that it may go for a cool M!

Any takers ?

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