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Big Pink Bug Celebrates Barbie's 50th
March 10, 2009

Big Pink Bug Celebrates Barbie's 50th
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To help celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, Volkswagen is giving the iconic doll a big gift — a custom life-size pink New Beetle convertible.

Not only is the paint pink — but so are the interior, the engine cover and even the brake calipers behind the wheels.

Other features include a dipstick painted to resemble Barbie's favorite lipstick, motorized vanity in the trunk, and several rhinestone accents.

The cabrio looks right at home parked in the driveway of Barbie's life-size 3,500-square-foot Malibu mansion.

"Like the New Beetle, Barbie has made a remarkable impact on pop-culture history, and still remains a cultural icon today," said Laura Soave, a VW marketing manager.

VW had help from ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather And Interiors, and FoamMolders to make the bug.

Supermodel Heidi Klum loves it and wants one — posing in a photo below.


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