Perhaps best known for designing the sleeve for the Beatles iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Sire Peter Blake has teamed up with Bentley Motors to create a one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible.
Set to auction for charity by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24 June, the car is the world’s first pop-art Bentley. Commissioned to Sir Peter, the car’s design draws inspiration from the acclaimed artist’s celebrated career at the forefront of the famous British pop art movement.
Possibly the most striking feature of Sir Peter’s bold vision – instantly recognisable as a Sir Peter trademark – is a St James Red heart motif hand painted onto a Continental Yellow bonnet, a symbol in-keeping with the compassionate work of hospices.
Bentley has donated the car to the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care around the world.
“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 Sir Blakely.