Sir Peter Blake creates a modern-day Beatles Bentley for charity
In recent years, we’ve seen plenty of Bentleys with garish bespoke colour schemes, few of which we’d classify as ‘art’. However, this wild Continental V8 S Convertible was created by godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake…
Sir Peter Blake is perhaps best known for designing the cover art for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles album. Almost a half-century later, Bentley has commissioned him to design a striking one-of-a-kind Continental to be auctioned for charity. Drawing on inspiration from his previous work, Sir Peter chose a number of contrasting colours with which to adorn the car – including British Racing Green, Fuscia Pink and St Luke’s Blue, the latter a bespoke colour that pays homage to one of the hospices chosen as one of the beneficiaries of its sale. A St James Red heart motif was hand-painted onto the Continental Yellow bonnet, and the collage theme continues inside with each seat trimmed in a different shade of leather.
Sir Peter’s custom Continental will be sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on 24 June 2016.