The 1968 Playmate of the Year AMC AMX Comes With A Very Twisted Story

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Victoria Vetri, better known as Angela Dorian, was the Playmate of the Year in 1968 and got a pink AMX as a trophy. Then came Roman Polanski, the Manson Murders, and a nine year prison sentence four decades later.


Apparently, Polanski gave Dorian his personal Walther PPK after his wife and her friends were murdered by the Manson Family in 1969. The only problem was that she kept that gun, just like how she kept her AMX, or at least until it was reduced to a wreck. Things escalated quickly in 2010 when she got the old gun out of the drawer and shot her husband. Since he survived, Miss 1968 only got nine years in prison.


As for the car, it was first resprayed to a less recognizable color, like all Playmate cars in the period, then crashed and repainted numerous times before getting parked for good just like any other rusty AMC.

Luckily, after Angela went to prison, this very special AMX ended up in the good hands of Mark Melvin and Allen Tyler, who did a full restoration sacrificing most of their free time in the last two years. The resulting car speaks for itself.

It’s also very pink for on “experimental” sports car.

Photo credit: AMC

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Ash78, voting early and often

Two in the pink and one in the clink.