Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1964

Playmate: Donna Michelle

Car: 1964 Ford Mustang

Details: Donna Michelle wasn't the first playmate, but she was the first one to get a car. Tying in perfectly to the launch of the original Ford Mustang, Playboy gave Michelle a pink '64.5 Ford Mustang complete with a 289 V-8.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1965

Playmate: Jo Collins

Car: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Details: The Sunbeam Tiger was only built for three years, and just 7085 examples were produced. It's one of the rarest PMOY cars. With British good looks and an American V-8 under the hood, it's as tempting a mix as Collins's Spanish and Norwegian heritage.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1966

Playmate: Allison Parks

Car: 1966 Dodge Charger

Details: Powered by a 383 V-8, Allison Parks's Charger was large and powerful enough to haul her kids, who were identified in her spread as "swimming students."

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1967

Playmate: Lisa Baker

Car: 1966 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback

Details: The Plymouth Barracuda is the only Plymouth ever given to a Playmate of the Year. This particular car was popular enough to spawn a small production run of "Plymouth Playmate Barracudas" with pink paint jobs.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1968

Playmate: Angela Dorian

Car: 1968 AMC AMX

Details: Continuing the muscle-car theme is the out-of-this-world AMC AMX — an appropriate choice for the woman whose pictorial was copied into the Apollo 11 operations manual by NASA pranksters.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1969

Playmate: Connie Kreski

Car: 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback

Details: There's something a little hilarious about seeing a pink car with a 428 Cobra Jet V-8 under the hood. We're guessing Kreski had the last laugh when anyone challenged her to a race.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1970

Playmate: Claudia Jennings

Car: 1970 Mercury Capri

Details: The Mercury Capri debuted in 1970 and looks great in Playmate Pink, but sadly, it lacks the power or style to keep up with the other PMOY cars.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1971

Playmate: Sharon Clark

Car: 1971 Spectra Ski Boat

Details: The only watercraft given in place of a car, Sharon Clark's Spectra 20 ski boat also appears to be more red than pink.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1972

Playmate: Liv Lindeland

Car: 1972 DeTomaso Pantera

Details: It's hard to imagine something more lustworthy than a '72 DeTomaso Pantera with a Ford 351 V-8 mounted behind the cockpit, but Liv Lindeland gives the Italian-American exotic a run for its money.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1973

Playmate: Marilyn Cole

Car: 1973 Volvo 1800ES Sports Wagon

Details: Despite being the only Englishwoman ever to be named Playmate of the Year, Marilyn Cole was not given one of the many British cars awarded to Playmates. No worries — the 1800ES is one of the coolest cars ever awarded to a bunny.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1974

Playmate: Cyndi Wood

Car: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Details: The PMOY automotive world tour continues with a stop in Stuttgart with this malaise-era Mercedes 450SL. The pink wheels really sell it.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1975

Playmate: Marilyn Lange

Car: 1975 Porsche 911S

Details: Lange hit the Playmate jackpot with the Porsche 911S — the first of seven Porches Playboy has handed out over the years.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1976

Playmate: Lillian Müller

Car: 1976 BMW 530i

Details: The last of three consecutive German cars offered, this BMW 5-series went to Norwegian acctress and model Lillian Müller. You might recognize her as the chemistry instructor in Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" video. Is it weird that we're hot for the BMW?

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(Note: The car pictured is not the one given to Müller.)

Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1977

Playmate: Patti McGuire

Car: 1977 Dodge Midnight Charger

Details: With its giant grille, bloated body, and cheesy vinyl top, this Charger hasn't aged as well as McGuire has.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1978

Playmate: Debra Jo Fondren

Car: 1978 Datsun 280Z

Details: This Datsun was the first Japanese car bestowed upon a PMOY.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1979

Playmate: Monique St. Pierre

Car: 1979 Porsche 928

Details: The front-engined 928 offended many Porsche purists, but with Monique St. Pierre draped over the hood, it seems mysteriously less offensive.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1980

Playmate: Doroth Stratten

Car: 1980 Jaguar XJ-S

Details: Jaguar and Porsche would fight for control of the 1980s, each brand offering up three products to playmates.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1981

Playmate: Terri Welles

Car: 1981 Porsche 924 Turbo

Details: The 924 Turbo was lighter than a contemporary 911 with a similar engine output, making it nearly as fast. The large hatch offered extra room for storing your shiny metallic suits.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1982

Playmate: Shannon Tweed

Car: 1982 Porsche 928

Details: The second 928 on the list. Porsche would go on to produce the car until 1995. Amazingly, Shanon Tweed's acting career far outlasted the car.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1983

Playmate: Marianne Gravatte

Car: 1983 Porsche 928

Details: Notice a pattern here?

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1984

Playmate: Barbara Edwards

Car: 1984 Jaguar XJ-S

Details: Lest Edwards complain about yet another Jaguar, the photographer seems to subtly remind her she could be taking the train.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1985

Playmate: Karen Velez

Car: 1985 Toyota MR2

Details: The MR2 is a hot little number and the only Toyota on the list. Even if it's a little less luxurious than all the Jaguars and Porsches, it's at least a Toyota, which means it'll probably start every time and be reliable.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1986

Playmate: Kathy Shower

Car: Jaguar XJ6

Details: While there are many other Jaguars in the hallowed halls of playmate car history, this is only the second sedan offered by the magazine.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1987

Playmate: Donna Edmonson

Car: Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Details: The first GM product on the list, as well as the first convertible since Jo Collins's Sunbeam Tiger.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1988

Playmate: India Allen

Car: California Countach Roadster

Details: The strangest car ever handed out to a Playmate is India Allen's Countach Roadster. It may look like a Lamborghini, but it's actually a kit car! We'd kill to know if there was a Pontiac Fiero under there.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1989

Playmate: Kimberly Conrad

Car: 1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Details: The 1989 Porsche 911 Cabriolet is one of the nicest cars awarded to a playmate. It probably didn't hurt that Conrad married Hugh Hefner.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1990

Playmate: Renee Tenison

Car: 1990 Eagle Talon TSi

Details: The first African American PMOY driving the first Eagle Talon has a nice symmetry to it.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1991

Playmate: Lisa Matthews

Car: Unknown

Details: No one, including Playboy, seems to have any idea what car Lisa Matthews received. It's possible that she didn't get one at all.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1992

Playmate: Corinna Harney

Car: 1992 Lexus SC300

Details: Harney is so excited about receiving the only Lexus on the list that she appears to do the Toyota leap!

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1993

Playmate: Anna Nicole Smith

Car: 1993 Jaguar XJS

Details: The final Jaguar on the list, Anna Nicole Smith's XJ-S was recently sold at auction.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1994

Playmate: Jenny McCarthy

Car: Unknown

Details: As with Lisa Matthews, no one is quite sure what car, if any, was awarded to McCarthy. Oh well — here's her with a newer Ford Mustang.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1995

Playmate: Julie Lynn Cialini

Car: 1995 Eagle Talon TSI

Details: Julie Lynn Cliani's Eagle was voted "PMOY Car Most Likely To End Up In A Fast And The Furious Film."

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1996

Playmate: Stacy Sanches

Car: 1996 Jeep Wrangler

Details: This is the only PMOY car that we'd ever consider taking off-road.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1997

Playmate: Victoria Silvstedt

Car: 1997 Porsche Boxster

Details: After 14 years of absence, Porsche returns to Playboy. Lucky car.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1998

Playmate: Karen McDougal

Car: 1998 Shelby Series 1

Details: The Shelby Series 1 is the only car built from the ground up by Carroll Shelby. Karen McDougal is best appreciated from the ground up. Coincidence? We think not.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

1999

Playmate: Heather Kozar

Car: Shelby CSX 4000 Series Cobra

Details: This Shelby-designed continuation Cobra is likely the fastest car on the list. No, that's not Heather Kozar in the car. (Yes, it's confusing. We know.)

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2000

Playmate: Jodi Ann Paterson

Car: 2000 Chevrolet Corvette

Details: The fifth-generation (C5) Corvette was a major leap forward for the 'Vette brand, replacing the tractor-with-a-V8 feel of the previous generation with the handling and chassis tuning of a modern sports car.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2001

Playmate: Brande Roderick

Car: 2001 Porsche Boxster

Details: With the addition of the '01 Boxster, Porsche gained representation in every full decade of PMOY cars.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2002

Playmate: Dalene Kurtis

Car: 1950 Chevrolet Pickup Truck

Details: Offered in 2002, this restored '50 Chevy is the oldest car on the list.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2003

Playmate: Christina Santiago

Car: 2003 BMW 330ci

Details: Not since Lililian Müller's 530i did a PMOY get a BMW.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2004

Playmate: Carmella DeCesare

Car: 2004 Mazda RX-8

Details: Like many Playmates of the year, DeCesare also received a motorcycle as part of her prize package.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2005

Playmate: Tiffany Fallon

Car: 2005 Chevy Corvette Coupe

Details: In interviews, Fallon says she "jumped" at the chance to own the Corvette, and that she still drives it regularly.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2006

Playmate: Kara Monaco

Car: 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee

Details: The third Charger on the list. What's she going to do with a P***y Magnet Yellow car?

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2007

Playmate: Sara Jean Underwood

Car: 2007 Mini Cooper S Convertible

Details: The Mini Cooper S given to Sara Jean Underwood commanded a high price on eBay when she listed it there. Perhaps she wanted more room?

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2008

Playmate: Jayde Nicole

Car: 2008 Cadillac CTS

Details: Roomy and luxurious, the CTS is less sporty but more practical than most of the cars on the list.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2009

Playmate: Ida Ljungqvist

Car: 2009 Mazda 6

Details: The Mazda 6 is a fine car, but it's also an oddly pedestrian choice for the Playmate of the Year. Zoom-Zoom, we suppose.

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Playmate Of The Year Cars: 1964 To 2010

2010

Playmate: Hope Dworaczyk

Car: BMW S1000RR

Details: Though motorcycles are often given to PMOYs, the BMW S1000R is the first bike-for-car substitution. Perhaps it's because the S1000RR is no ordinary bike. With 193 hp and a 192-mph top speed, this is the fastest literbike ever produced. It's got more power than a Hayabusa, and it costs up to $15,000 fully loaded.

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