Ok, let’s make it official; I’m an AUTOholic, at least when it comes to vintage stuff in need of rescue. Thus it’s hardly a surprise I just couldn’t say no to this little spider when it appeared for sale on http://www.classicdigest.com. I was sold and so was the spider!
Since this is kinda my territory I might educate you kids the history of pink playmate cars my mate Hugh Hefner has been handing out to his playmates since 1964. This is easily best looking of the bunch Connie Kreski’s 1969 Shelby GT500. And yes they were always pink!
" This is easily best looking of the bunch" the car or the lady?
1969 GT500 would sport a Cobra jet rated by Ford at 335 horses and 440 foot-pounds of torque @ 3,400 rpm. Diehard fans till today claim the horsepower was significantly underreported. Go figure!
Did you guys know the harsh reality is, every single of these pink cars was repainted due to the simple fact they would just draw too much attention to be used in public.
In the aftermath of oil crisis fashion designer Robert Jankel had a brainstorm. He thought dressing up a Triumph Dolomite Sprint to reminisce a baby RR would make a hit. The markets proved him wrong though, with only a handful or Panther Rios sold.
According to Ferrari their P80/C is 'most extreme one-off design ever' and that they has full creative freedom building it.
And it does show! In this picture you see P80/3 -the Yellow car- and some random Ford -the Red car-