Donna Michelle was selected as Playboy’s Playmate of the year in 1964. In addition to the title and a lot of nifty prizes, she was awarded a pink 1964 ½ Ford Mustang. Thus began a tradition and a rush of orders for “Playmate Pink” Mustangs.
Available only through special order, Playmate Pink Mustangs are very rare. The Playmate Pink exterior paint color is often confused with “Dusk Rose” – which was a standard color offered by Ford in the 1967 Mustang.
What became of the original Playmate Pink Mustang? No one knows. The original Playboy Pink Mustang is believed missing. Some say it’s in Australia and others swear it is in Maryland.
Over the years, other pink cars were given to Playmates of the Year, including a Sunbeam Tiger, Dodge Charger and AMC AMX. The most exotic pink machine was surely the 1972 de Tomaso Pantera awarded to Liv Lindeland. The end of an era came for the Playmate Pink vehicles in the form of a 1975 Porsche 911. Although the top Playmates still receive a car every year, they are no longer pink.