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Saturday 10 December 2016
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Sir Peter Blake Creates One-of-a-Kind Pop Art Bentley

Sir Peter Blake Creates One-of-a-Kind Pop Art Bentley

Here’s a Bentley the likes of which you’ve never seen before. It’s bright blue, pink and yellow. Oh and it has a huge red heart painted on the hood.

It’s a Pop Art Bentley created by British artist Sir Peter Blake.

The one-of-a-kind Continental GT V8 S Convertible will be auctioned off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June to benefit a hospice charity.

Bentley by Blake

Blake is considered Britain’s godfather of Pop Art. He’s perhaps best known for designing the sleeve for The Beatles iconic SgtPepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Bentley says the car draws on inspiration from the acclaimed artist’s celebrated career at the forefront of the famous British pop art movement.

“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,” says Blake.

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The most striking feature is of course the giant red heart on the hood. It’s a Sir Peter trademark. The St. James Red heart motif is hand painted onto a Continental Yellow bonnet, which symbolizes the compassionate work of hospices.

Inside, each seat is trimmed in a different not-so-bright color, except for a pink leather gear in the center console. Sir Peter’s signature is also embroidered on the seat headrests.

A distinctive treadplate, signifying that this is a Sir Peter Blake design, labelling ‘No. 1 of 1’ finishes the car. These unique features have been delivered through Bentley’s specialist bespoke division, Mulliner. 

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The buyer who takes this Bentley home will also drive away with Sir Blake’s personalized play list (which we’re betting has some Beatles on it.)

The Pop Art Bentley will raise money for The Care2Save Charitable Trust. It works with organizations and charities in other countries to educate and empower them to build their own sustainable and affordable hospice and palliative care models.

Photo Credit: Bentley