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The Pop Art Bentley

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Bentley has teamed up with British pop art legend Sir Peter Blake to create a unique, multi-coloured Continental convertible.

The myriad bright colours hark back to Blake’s most famous artwork – the iconic album cover design for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Band. Here, the St James Red heart hand-painted onto the Continental Yellow bonnet is a nod to the compassionate work of hospices around the world.

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The Continental GT V8 S convertible’s main body colour, sitting atop a classic British racing green lower body, is dubbed St Luke’s Blue in recognition of Bentley’s local hospice. A Fuchsia pink also brightens the grille surround. Inside, the multi-colour theme continues with each of the Bentley’s four seats trimmed in different hues: Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan, and Hotspur. Those colours are mirrored in the steering wheel, and the gear lever is wrapped in pink leather. A Peter Blake signature is embroidered onto the four seat headrests, as well as the fascia panel.

“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,” said Blake.

Sir Peter Blake takes a closer inspection of the Bentley.

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Blake’s one-off Bentley design was created by Bentley’s Mulliner bespoke division.

The one-off Bentley will be auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24th June, with the funds raised being donated to the Care2Save Charitable Trust that specialises in palliative and hospice care around the world.

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