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 five photos below were submitted by Jon Bok, whose father owned the car pictured in the last three photos in Connecticut back in the day (serial number unknown). They spotted another Playboy car (shown in the first two photos) during a trip to Florida in the 1950's. Thanks for the photos, Jon! Wonder where these cars are now???
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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