The top photo shows famous comedian Lou Costello of Abbott and Costello posing in a Playboy car about 1948. Costello did not own a Playboy car. He merely posed in this one for publicity purposes.
The next photo shows the Webmaster of this site sitting in his own Playboy car trying to mimic the Costello pose.
The next photo shows Harley Anderson sitting in an unknown numbered Playboy car. Harley used to work for the Playboy Car Co. and his son, Tom, submitted this photo to us. Thanks Tom!
The bottom photo is another publicity photo from back in the day.
More publicity photos from the factory, including these rare color photos of newly assembled Playboy cars ready for marketing and display.
The top three photos show Playboy cars being assembled at the Buffalo, New York area factory.
All existing Playboy cars are titled as 1948 models. In a desperate attempt to continue the Playboy name, reportedly two 1949 models were built (shown in the next two photos). The current whereabouts of these 1949 cars is unknown. There was also one 1951 prototype model built (see "Mystery Cars" page.)
Another publicity photo.
This photo shows the current owner of car #53 (standing)posing in his car as a small boy with his brother.
Two more publicity photos from the factory.
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