I have no idea where this came from. I was going through my increasingly hard-to-manage downloads file, looking for something else, and I stumbled unto this. I don’t even remember downloading it; it may have been years ago. But it’s time to share it; what am I waiting for?
Pink Shelby 500 KR With Hood Ornament: The Snake Charmer
– Posted on January 18, 2012
What’s an original pink 500 KR worth?
I am thinking she is Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Year… they always gave the girls weird, fantasy cars– cars that men would like, but not necessarily women)… but then, how many of Playboy’s readers would have drooled over a typical chick car, say a pink VW Beetle convertible?
Playboy always gave their PMOY’s pink cars. The beautiful girl above is PMoY 1969 Connie Kreski with her 1969 Pink Shelby GT500 with 428 Cobra Jet. Here’s some other snapshots from my vast electronic library of all things Playboy:
Jeeez, it’s like the Playboy Curbside Classic Pictorial! Have all these cars been featured by now?
Miss 1970 and 1977,and to a lesser extent, Miss 1973 really got screwed-and I don’t mean by Hugh.
I dunno, a 1973 Volvo 1800 ES wasn’t too bad a car. It has a CC on here. But yeah, I gotta agree with you on the Capri and the Charger.
I’ll take Miss 1977’s Charger if y’all don’t want it! It’s still a B body.
I heard a long time ago that the stars on the cover were how many times Hef got shagadelic with the centerfold.
Not yet. But thanks for encouraging us. And enlightening us!
We (as teenagers) always played “find the bunny” on the Playboy cover AFTER “page checking” the entire issue.
Is this Barbie Benton posing next to the ’77 Charger??
No, Patty McGuire
This is a 1969 model. KR’s were 1968 only, the moniker used only to distinguish between 428 CJ (KR’s) versions and the earlier 428 non-CJs. (essentially Police Interceptors)
In ’69, all 428s were CJs.
Nice hood ornaments! Oh, and there there’s a car back there.
One shot from Ms. Connie Kreski’s pictorial. Makes me want to unknot that outfit she’s wearing in the lead pic for this article.
She was all that! Heck, she was Ms. January and beat out the remaining 11 months to win that pink beast…. Just for kicks, I wonder what Connie looks like now….
i’ll have to research that. And Ms. 1977 was definitely the most screwed over w/ that warmed over charger/cordoba.
nice mustang… but not ms. 1964
The Pink Tiger that Maxwell Smart would kill for.
Now thats more like it
Alas Connie died in 1995.
If thats a 3litre Id be happy with miss 1970 if not a 302 will bolt up.
No 3.0 litres for the US market. Best power package was the 2.8 L Cologne V-6 with 4 speed manual.
The choices for PMOY cars are as interesting (if not more so) than MT’s COTY choices:
1964 – Mustang convertible
1965 – Sunbeam Tiger
1966 – Dodge Charger
1967 – Barracuda fastback
1968 – Javelin AMX
1969 – Shelby GT500 fastback
1970 – Mercury Capri
1971 – Spectra Ski Boat (what’s up with that?)
1972 – Pantera
1973 – Volvo 1800ES Sport Wagon
1974 – Mercedes Benz 450SL
1975 – Porsche 911S (last pink car)
1976 – BMW 530i
1977 – Dodge Charger
1978 – Datsun 280Z
1979 – Porsche 928
1980 – Jaguar XJ-S (PMOY = Dorothy Stratton)
1981 – Porsche 924 Turbo
1982 – Porsche 928
1983 – Porsche 928
1984 – Jaguar XJ-S
1985 – Toyota MR2
1986 – Jaguar XJ6
1987 – Corvette convertible
1988 – California Countach (kit car)
1989 – Porsche 911 Cabriolet
1990 – Eagle Talon TSi
1991 – unknown
1992 – Lexus SC300
1993 – Jaguar XJ-S (PMOY = Anna Nicole Smith)
1994 – unknown (PMOY = Jenny McCarthy)
1995 – Eagle Talon TSi
1996 – Jeep Wrangler
1997 – Porsche Boxster
1998 – Shelby Series 1
1999 – Shelby CSX 4000 Cobra
2000 – Corvette coupe
2001 – Porsche Boxster
2002 – 1950 Chevrolet pickup (restored)
2003 – BMW 330ci
2004 – Mazda RX-8
2005 – Corvette coupe
2006 – Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee
2007 – MINI Cooper S convertible
2008 – Cadillac CTS
2009 – Mazda6
2010 – BMW S1000RR (motorcycle)
2011 – Harley-Davison 1200 Custom (motorcycle)
Jalopnik has a slideshow of all the PMOY winners and their cars (and motorcycle and boat).
As a playmate she used the stage name Angela Dorian, but her real name was Victoria Vetri. She kept the car, and had it painted black, as the pink car attracted a little too much attention.
Whether she still has the AMX is a good question, as in 2011 she was sentenced to nine years in prison for attempted murder after shooting her fourth husband. There was a photo of her in court, and let’s just say that the years have not been kind, even considering that she is in her 60s. Supposedly she has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Dude… makes me want to “try” for POTY. Don’t give me no god damn motorcycle, though…
MR2 in 1985? As the owner of two MkI’s over the years, I like.
The real prizes in the Playboy collection may be the two Mercedes 600 Pullman limos Hef owned or the 1959 300SL roadster he still owns.
Still, the list of cars gives the impression that Playboy’s editors surely knew their cars as well as other things.
Those Pullman limos are beaucoup sweet.
One of my favorite images from EVER is a stoned Crosby stills and nash emerging from Stills’ Pullman for an impromptu gig held at Essalen in Big Sur . awesome!
This is the gig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxs0ybnsEQ
w/o the introduction which shows the ‘lads’ rolling out of the Pullman in a complete fog of ‘funk’. 🙂 good times good times.
So, simply based on that the PUllman has been my WIN the LOTTERY car.
Oh man…. the Pullman!!!!! there’s a CC!
Indelibly etched in my mind is an image from a movie call ‘Celebration at Big Sur’ . Crosby, Stills & Nash all roll out of Stills’ Merc Pullman in a fog of ‘funk’ for an impromptu gig at Essalen in Big Sur. Awesome.
That car has been my Win the Lottery car ever since the moment I saw that movie in the early 80s. the ultimate FU automobile.
Here’s the gist of it, but it appears that the clip has been edited out of this youtube version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vu6s2-zeGI