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Bentley has teamed up with Sir Peter Blake, perhaps best known for designing the sleeve for The Beatles iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, to create a one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible for the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care around the world. Possibly the most striking feature of Sir Peter’s bold vision is a St James Red heart motif hand painted onto a Continental Yellow bonnet, a symbol in-keeping with the compassionate work of hospices.

Throughout the exterior of the car, the use of collage demonstrates bright but clearly defined color. A St Luke’s Blue – a bespoke color introduced by Sir Peter – dominates the cars iconic rear, doors and boot lid, with a British Racing Green lower body, and a Fuchsia pink-colored radiator shell.

The cabin is also an expression of individuality, with each seat trimmed in a different hide color; Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan and Hotspur. The same colors are echoed on the sports steering wheel, featuring a Hotspur outer rim, Newmarket Tan inner rim and Cumbrian Green center, with Imperial Blue stitching.

Additionally, Sir Peter’s signature is incorporated onto the fascia panel and embroidered on all four seat headrests.

This unique car will be auctioned for charity by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24.

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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