British pop art genius Peter Blake has collaborated with Bentley Motors to create a one-of-a-kind Continental GT V8S convertible – all for a good cause. The unique vehicle is to be auctioned for charity.
Blake’s most famous work to date is the record sleeve for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of The Beatles’ most popular hits. The artist has been working with Bentley’s craft team in the Mulliner division to make his artistic vision come to life in a car that’s sure to be a showstopper.
The vehicle will be up for bidding at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this June. Proceeds from its auction will go to Care2Save, a charitable trust.
The hand-painted Blake hallmark of St. James Red heart motif sits atop the yellow bonnet of the bespoke Bentley, symbolizing the humanitarian work done by hospices. The color blue dominates the rear, doors, and boot. British Racing Green adorns the Bentley’s lower body, and it has a black hood and a Fuchsia radiator shell. The riot of colors in true Blake-style, comes together in perfect harmony, creating a visual delight.
The interior is no less intriguing. Each leather-upholstered seat comes in a different hue – Cumbrian Green, Hotspur, Newmarket Tan and Imperial Blue- with the same colors melding on the sports steering wheel. Add to it a pink leather gear lever and the very distinctive treadplate that reads ‘No. 1 of 1’, and you know this is a car like no other; and after all, that’s what you’re paying for.