WANTED - The Original Playboy Pink Mustang

WANTED - The Original Playboy Pink Mustang

Help us find the Pink Mustang given to the 1964 Playmate of the Year

Author: Bo Durban/Tuesday, September 11, 2012/Categories: Most Wanted

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The title picture for this article was first published in the February, 1965 issue of Playboy magazine. It features Donna Michelle, the 1964 Playboy Playmate of the Year along with the elusive 1965 (or 1964 1/2) Mustang she was awarded, as well as several other prizes.

This car led to the invention of the term "Playboy Pink". While Ford never used this term, there were many Mustangs that have been painted pink over the years. Many would consider this car the "mother" of them all.

Very little information is available on this car. It is assumed to be a 1964 1/2 model. It appears to be a re-paint, meaning the original color was likely NOT pink.

What we can derive from these pictures:
  • V8, its hard to read, but looks like a 260
  • White interior
  • Accent Group option (rocker panel molding, no rear quarter ornamentation)
  • Back up lamps
  • Wire Wheel Covers
  • Latest production date would be July, 1964 (if the motor IS a 260) or November, 1964 (if the motor IS a 289)

If anyone has any credible information about this Mustang, we would like to know about it!

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6 comments on article "WANTED - The Original Playboy Pink Mustang"



12/2/2012 11:22 AM

I do know this mustang, I am happy to find out further info. It was painted British Racing Green. As I remember they were wire wheels, not the beauty hubcaps.

Please let me know if you want more info.


Bo Durban

12/9/2012 2:29 AM

Of course we would love more info! Any ideas where the car is now? Any other info would be great!



5/16/2013 8:16 PM

I hate to burst your bubble guys but this cat is now in Australia. It was saved from a yard in Texas back in 2005. the sad thing is it's missing those beautiful Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. If anyone want read more about it here is the web site.



Bo Durban

7/26/2013 12:17 AM

Thanks for the link. But that car was produced AFTER the magazine with Donna's Mustang picture was published. The magazine issue was Feb, 1965 (which was probably printed in Jan. 1965). The Mustang in your link has a scheduled build date of March 30, 1965 and has Black pony interior. Still searching...



10/12/2014 9:35 PM

Im pretty I just viewed this pink mustang at a car show in ocean city md. I spoke with the owner who just had it restored over a 3 year period at RM performance in Cambridge md. He also displayed the same article you displayed on this site. See link of detailed photos. Hope this helps.



Bo Durban

1/22/2015 11:08 AM

Thanks for the link. Looks like a detailed restoration. I don't think it is Donna's car because it is missing at least one of the options I listed in the article.

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