I received my Marti Report for my 1967 Mustang “Project Playboy”. I was a little heart broken when I discovered that the special paint color which I thought was Playboy Pink is actually Dusk Rose as indicated on the report.
I was a little confused; all of the books I had looked at and a few threads in some newsgroups all pointed to the paint color Playboy Pink. My reason for assuming the Mustang was painted Playboy Pink mainly comes from the lack of the paint code being stamped on the Door Data Plate. Dusk Rose has a paint code of “S”, so if it was Dusk Rose it should have the code stamped on the tag.
I called the folks at Marti Auto Works to see if I could get some reasoning behind the lack of the paint code stamp to determine if in fact there is a Playboy Pink color for 1967.
The girls at Marti Auto that answered the phone said there is no Playboy Pink and the lack of the paint code being stamped on the tag is probably because it was a special order color and Ford didn’t designate a code for it until later in the production year. They said that they would have one of the guys call me with a better explanation.
I got a call back from john at Marti Auto a few days later. John said, “Think about what you are saying, “Playboy Pink”, back in 1967 Ford is a very conservative company and wouldn’t associate the Mustang with Playboy”. The term Playboy Pink most likely was a cultural phenomenon sparked by Hugh Hefner ordering a few of these special order color Mustang for some of the Playmates. His conclusion was that the color is Pink no matter what you call it, “Playboy Pink or Dusk Rose” its the same thing.
For me the argument of whether or not there is actually a Playboy Pink paint color for the 1967 Mustang is still up in the air, I’ve seen the PPG MX code published and I’ve seen the term published in a few books. Maybe there are a few people out there that have one of these cars with the PPG MX code or who knows more about it, if your out there please leave your comments below.
Project Playboy – Elite Marti Report
The Elite report includes everything in the Deluxe report along with personalized statistics about my Mustang compared to other Mustangs. Additionally, it contains a reproduction of the door data plate and window sticker. The entire report is framed for display.