A pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible designed by Sir Peter Blake will be auctioned for charity at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24.
The colourful one-of-a-kind convertible features a Blake trademark of a red heart motif hand-painted on the yellow bonnet, with a bold fuchsia pink grille surround. The lower bodywork is finished in British racing green.
The Bentley’s bright paint colours compliment the black hood, incorporating a darker sub-tone allowing the bright paintwork to flourish.
The cabin also has a unique and colourful look, with each seat trimmed in a different hide colour; Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan and Hotspur, reflecting more tonal shades of the exterior surfaces.
The same colours are echoed on the sports steering wheel, featuring a Hotspur outer rim, Newmarket Tan inner rim and Cumbrian Green centre, with Imperial Blue stitching. The vivid pink leather gear lever stands out against the centre console, dashboard and interior door panels, all veneered by Bentley’s craftspeople in Piano Black.
Perhaps best known for designing The Beatles iconic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve, Sir Peter says: “I am proud to have been involved with transforming this beautiful car, and have enormous admiration for the people at Bentley who brought my design into being, to produce this one-off lovely car.”
Bentley commissioned Sir Peter to deliver the world’s first pop art Bentley, drawing on inspiration from his celebrated career at the forefront of the famous British pop art movement.
Proceeds from Bonhams’ sale of the car will go to the Care2Save Charitable Trust. Using the money raised from the Bentley By Blake auction, the Trust will work with organisations and charities in other countries to educate and empower them to build their own sustainable and affordable hospice and palliative care models.
As supporters of and fundraisers for three children’s hospices in the East and West Midlands – and now Yorkshire – through matched donations with each car we sell, we think this is a pretty striking way to support vital hospice and palliative care around the world.
Take a look at the children’s hospices we raise funds for – and our current fundraising totals here.
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