PINKIE was purchased from a junk yard in 1991. The car had been stripped as a parts car during the restoration
of the previous owner's convertible. No drive train or interior remained. Rust was present in all, and even more,
of the usual places. Additionally, the title was unavailable. The only reason she was rescued from the junk yard
was because she was pink. Next she spent several years in the back yard while we decided just what to do with
her and scraped together money to begin the project. In 1993, body work was done and the car was painted, but
then sat in the backyard a few more years. In 1997, it was painted again and a 289 was salvaged from a donor car.
By the end of 1997, she had a running engine, and new interior. During this time, through the DMV, the previous
registered owners were located in Idaho. Through a series of frustrating phone calls and registered letters, we finally
obtained a title. In 1999, we decided to upgrade her even further and she underwent additional body repairs and
another paint job. This time base coat/clear coat with a touch of pearl was used and red GT-type stripes were added.
Now we just have to educate everyone that she came from Playboy and not Mary Kay!
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