The pop art Bentley: Peter Blake spices up a Conti

Published: 15 April 2016

► Sir Peter Blake paints a Bentley
► One-off Continental GT V8 S Convertible
► To be auctioned at Goodwood for charity

It’s not your average paint job, for sure. British pop artist legend Sir Peter Blake - who designed the artwork for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - has teamed up with Bentley to create this bespoke Continental GT V8 S Convertible.

The Bentley ‘art car’ will be auctioned by Bonhams at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24 June to raise money for the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which cares for terminally ill patients around the world.

How to make a pop art Bentley

Crewe's skilled paint and finish experts brought Blake’s vision to life, including the striking heart motif on the yellow bonnet, designed to reflect the compassionate work of the hospices the charity supports.

Other highlights of the unique Bentley, which is inspired by traditional art collage more than Fab Four album sleeves, include:

  • British racing green lower body
  • Fuchsia pink-coloured radiator
  • Smoked exterior brightwork
  • Black hood with darker sub-tone
  • Multi-coloured leather trim in cabin
  • Vivid pink gearlever
  • Sir Peter Blake signature on all four headrests

Sounds like one of the more unusual commissions tasked to Bentley’s bespoke team, Mulliner…

Click here for a CAR+ magazine feature taking you backstage at Crewe to see how they build the new Bentayga by hand

Artist Sir Peter Blake and his Bentley creation

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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