Pink Bentley Continental Defies Stereotypes, Gives Back To Community With Charity Auction

By Blake Z. Rong | October 24, 2011
On the surface, this pink Bentley Continental GT may seem like the most abhorrent form of automotive sybaritism—something only a ditzy, self-centered Hollywood stereotype could drive around with her Versace shades and her Pomeranian. But bear with us, here. Its special paintjob is dedicated to a very significant cause. Unlike most cars painted in such a shade of eye-searing “Paris Hilton Special,” the special Bentley is going to a good cause: it benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the pink-tinged foundation dedicated to fighting breast cancer. San Diego-based exotic car dealer Symbolic Motors will hold a swanky fundraiser at the W Hotel in downtown San Diego this Friday, complete with a pink carpet and—you guessed it—pink cocktails. Tickets for the event are $20, and go towards the foundation. "While this car is stunning, it is going to save lives with the money that is raised and there is nothing more beautiful than that," said Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen.
This is the only Bentley to feature this color from the factory, which is able to do custom orders to anything the customer desires, including more garishly pink colors. Besides, the paint’s not that bad— the color here is rather muted, even despite the 20-inch chrome wheels. And remember: it could always be worse. Sources: Detroit Free PressSymbolic Motors