Reader Find: Barbie Doll Corvette

Barn Finds reader Bill W submitted what can be conservatively referred to as an interesting Craigslist find. This 1985 Corvette can be found for sale here on craigslist in New Jersey, with no price advertised and with 29,000 original miles on the clock, it could be a deal for the discerning buyer! That being said, let’s address the elephant in the room: this car is Barbie pink, the result of the seller having it done up for his wife.

The seller states that the car was his father’s, and has been in the family since the 1990s, making the seller the third owner. Pinkness aside, there is no denying that this car is clean, well taken care of, and appears to have been done right, albeit extremely pink. The ad states that this car has never seen the winter, which I can easily believe. Even if pink isn’t your color, this car is very clean and has excellent potential for a wide variety of activities.

Truthfully, the pink carpet is a nice touch. It accents the rest of the black interior nicely, and if nothing else, helps showcase how incredibly nice this car truly is. The pink seat stitching matches the paint color, and is a unique subtle touch. This car has power everything, all of which still work properly, including the hideaway headlights.

The paint on this car appears to be immaculate, which is not surprising as it sounds like the car hasn’t been driven a lot since it was customized. The seller states that there is “not a spec, scratch, ding, or dent anywhere on this car.” Pink isn’t really my color, but I would have a hard time removing what appears to be a very high quality paint job! Color choices aside, there is no denying that this is a nice car, but the question remains: would you go for a ride with Barbie?

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  1. Steve

    Only if Barbie was working my…….um….the stick. ;)

  2. 86 Vette Convertible

    Unless you’re Barbie or Mary K, that paint job will cost a lot more to redo than the car is worth (unfortunately).

    • Steve R

      Exactly. The value of the car doesn’t justify a repaint.

      It’s might be the right ride for an Instagram “model”. Even then, I bet the owner will want too much, $1 initial price on CL is never a good sign.

      Steve R

  3. JC

    Only in Jersey, lol.

    • Keith

      Sadly, it’s quite weird here.

  4. Adam T45 Staff

    “Paris Hilton? Paris Hilton? Your car is ready to collect.”

  5. sir mike

    Maybe that guy who has had all those surgery’s to look like the Ken doll will buy it.

  6. jw454

    This is the very rare Pepto Bismol version. I don’t think many were ordered.

    • stumptowngeo

      Looking at it makes me NEED some Pepto!

  7. TechnoHippie

    This car needs to go to a stripper. Surely there is a sugar daddy who’ll buy it.

    • D

      Strippers make good money, no sugar daddy needed!

  8. JRP

    The phrase “lipstick on a pig” comes to mind. Good luck selling that color.

  9. Mike W H

    In The Los Angeles area there’s a well endowed lady who always drives a pink Corvette. But it’s always a new one. Her name is Angelyne and her husband is loaded, although she has some kind of tangential show biz work. Before Paris Hilton, Angelyne was famous for being famous. You’ll see an occasional billboard of hers. Age undetermined.

    • Joeinthousandoaks

      I was going to say the same thing. I often see Angelyne driving her pink Vette on the 101 freeway.

  10. Jeffro

    Uh….hell no!

  11. Howard A Member

    Hi Andrew, welcome aboard. Kind of a wild car to start off with ( unless I missed any other ones) It should get easier from here. Corvettes, especially these, never did anything for me. This one sure makes a statement.

    • Andrew Tanner Member

      Thanks! I’ve had 3 published prior to this one (1978 Bonneville, KITT Trans-Am, and 1967 Beetle), but this is by far the most wild and interesting one I’ve had the pleasure of writing up!

  12. Superdessucke

    I wonder why it has such low mileage.

    • Nick


  13. Dan.B Member

    wrap it in Black!

  14. Eddie

    I’ll Buy It If The Price Is Cheap !!! So What’s The Price ?

  15. Eddie

    84-85-86-87 Nothing but problems , I Owned A 84 I Know .

    • Pa Tina

      Disagree. 1984. 75,000 miles. Z-51, 4+3 Doug Nash transmission. Crossfire injection. Daily driver.

  16. Ken Carney

    There’s no way in Hell you’d ever see my
    MIL driving this car, and her name is Barbie! Yeah, we get teased about the
    Barbie & Ken stuff (That’s our gimmick
    for our online radio show) but I don’t think
    we could take the razzing that driving this
    car would bring– not to mention the traffic tickets we’d get just for owning it!

  17. D. King

    The author of this write-up asks “would you go for a ride with Barbie?” No, but why do you assume all of your readers are male? I’d DRIVE it, and being of the female persuasion, the pink doesn’t bother me a bit!

    • Andrew Tanner Member

      Oh, I’d totally drive it! I can’t explain, but there’s something about the pink carpet that I like!

  18. Ken Carney

    That may be true for you, D, but I recall an instance where an acquaintance of mine was pulled over by the local poice SIMPLY
    BECAUSE he was driving a pink Pinto wagon. The officer cited him
    saying that the pink hue this car was painted would be distracting to
    other drivers on the road with him. All ended well when his attorney
    got the ticket thrown out when it was found out that the police department was using a quota system that required officers to issue
    8-10 tickets in an 8 hour shift. There were also questions asked about
    his manhood for owning such a car. My, how times have changed.

  19. George

    Remember the pink over black 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria. I don’t recall anyone who drove one being called a sissy. I quite like the pink Corvette and would buy it if reasonable enough. I have found it difficult to contact out-of-state sellers who have advertised on Craig’s List.

  20. Mark

    “The pink carpet is a nice touch”……??????

  21. AMX Brian

    Haha perfect. Drive around town and play 90’s bubblegum pop songs. Some Britney, some N’Sync, and of course Barbie Girl by Aqua!

  22. Tom Member

    All this talk about the color, I forgot, what kind of trannie is in this thing?

    (Sorry, couldn’t help myself!) After seeing Frankie Grande (Ariana Grande’s brother…..sister she never had???) on some TV show last evening I just started thinking of who the next owner might be? !!!!

    YIKES !!!!!!!!!!!!.

  23. Brian Crowe

    I would drive it. Talk about a chick magnet!

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