Another publicity photo, showing the comparison of the size of a Playboy with another car (1932 Model B Ford).
There were reportedly two Playboy station wagons built as well. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of these cars is currently unknown.
Most Playboy cars were originally shipped around the United States as prototypes for display by prospective Playboy car dealers. None were originally sold to the public. When the company went bust, and it was apparent that these dealers were going to lose their investment, many of them just kept the car as a way to retrieve some of their lost funds. Some Playboy cars continue to be owned by the descendants of these dealers even today. Others are still owned by the family of the founders of the company, and some are owned by private car collecting individuals such as myself. Several are also on public display at various automotive museums around the country.
Two photos of another Playboy station wagon. Or is it? There are rumors that there was only one wagon built, and the color was changed periodically to give the public the illusion that there were more cars. Again, these wagons are now lost.
Do you know where one is???
Middle photo: More cars lined up at the factory.
Bottom photo: A previous owner of car #91 is pictured in the Transcontinental car (car #10, whereabouts currently unknown) in front of his dealership in Revere, Massachusetts. Note that there is also another Playboy car displayed in the window of the dealership.
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