We love a great customised car here at Want Driving Lessons! And Bentley have gone all arty on us with this stunning Pop Art inspired car!
The one-in-a-million Bentley Continental GTC has been customised by British artist Sir Peter Blake. Luckily Bentley have given everyone a sneeky peek of the work of art before it is to be auctioned off for charity later on this year.
Sir Peter Blake is a pioneer in the world of art, specialising in creating stunning pop art pieces. Known for his bold art for the Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the artist was approached by Bentley to collaborate on a car that was to be unlike any other. Bentley, based in Crewe, are now planning to sell the GTC V8 S at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The proceeds from the auction of this car will go to the Care2Save Charitable Trust. So not only will this car’s future owner have a very unique car, they will have donated their hard earned cash to a good cause.
A regular Bentley like this could sell for anything around £165,000 as a starting price, so the auction is likely to be an exciting one with a queue of bidder ready to place their bids. But what about the car itself?
You won’t miss this stunning mix of workmanship with art, this car stands out from the rest. Find blue and green with a yellow bonnet and giant red heart. The grille is pink and the seats are each in different colours. Take a closer look inside and you’ll find the steering wheel in the four colours of the seating. The roof is canvas and features in black.
The artist’s signature also features in several places on the car, the same way it would have done on canvas art. It is stunningly embroidered onto each of the four headrests, it’s also on the dashboard panel. It’s the finer details that we love with this car, a beautifully crafted tread plate on each if the door sills reads ‘No. 1 of 1′, so you really are getting a one-of-a-kind car.
Kevin Rose, who is Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, spoke highly of the collaboration: “It was a fascinating project to be part of, particularly for the skilled artisans in our bespoke Mulliner division, who worked closely with Sir Peter to bring this design to life…
“We have proudly supported the Care2Save Charitable Trust and the hospice movement for more than 25 years and so take great delight from donating this inimitable car for such a worthwhile cause.”
Could we soon be seeing more collaborations with other well loved artists? This could become a trend that will certainly transform the streets of London. Perhaps even making the car’s themselves highly prized art pieces.
Sir Peter Blake also spoke of the collaboration: “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.”