A one-of-a-kind Bentley designed by renowned British artist Sir Peter Blake will be auctioned for charity at Bonhams this summer.
Described as "the world’s first pop art Bentley", the car – a Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible – will be sold to benefit 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," said Sir Peter Blake.
The car features Blake’s trademark use of bold colours, with the body painted in St Luke’s Blue, a bespoke colour created by Sir Peter, and named after Bentley’s local St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.
This is combined with a St James Red heart motif hand painted onto a Continental Yellow bonnet, with a British Racing Green lower body and a Fuchsia pink radiator shell.
The interior features four seats finished with individual leather hide colours, Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan and Hotspur, with bespoke storage cases and other features created by Bentley’s specialist bespoke division, Mulliner.
"This collaboration is the perfect partnership," said Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman. "We have a long established relationship with Bentley, as the world record holders for the most valuable Bentley sold at auction, and are delighted to have been selected as the auctioneers of choice for the sale of this truly special motor car, with proceeds to benefit such a wonderful charity.
"The Festival of Speed is the perfect platform for selling such a rare motor car, so we look forward to some spirited bidding."
The Bonhams Festival of Speed sale takes place at the world-famous Goodwood race track on June 24.