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Bentley Continental GT pop art special edition by Sir Peter Blake

18 Apr 2016 Car News

Bentley Continental GT pop art special edition by Sir Peter Blake

Many will enter the “cars are art” debate, but when the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, puts a paintbrush to a Bentley Continental GT, there’s no question where it stands.

A Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible has undergone a colourful transformation at the hands of artist, Sir Peter Blake, and is going to be auctioned off in June to raise money for Care2Save Charitable Trust, a hospice charity.

Blake, who is better known for his contribution to British pop art and co-creating the cover for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, was commissioned by Bentley to create the one-of-a-kind Continental.

Peter Blake Bentley

Playing on the charitable theme, Blake seems to have incorporated as many colours as possible in his design. It features a striking St James Red heart on a Continental Yellow bonnet, contrasting against the vehicle’s St Luke’s Blue body, a custom colour named after a local hospice. British Racing Green is used for the lower body work and a fuchsia pink radiator adorns the Bentley’s nose.

The vivid display is continued through the interior. The leather seats are individually treated in Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan and Hotspur (red), and mirrored on the steering wheel.

Peter Blake Bentley stitching

The centre console, dashboard and interior door panels are crafted in Piano Black, interrupted only by the bright pink gear lever.

Each seat features an embroidered signature by Blake and a special plaque on a treadplate reads: “UNIQUE DESIGN BY SIR PETER BLAKE, 1/1, BY BENTLEY MULLINER”. And as an added bonus, Blake has included a personalised playlist, which we’re hoping is opened by Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Peter Blake Plaque

“I’m 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,” Blake said. 

We’re pretty sure this Bentley will go in and out of style, but it’s guaranteed to raise a smile.

The car will be auctioned off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24.