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Birthday girl Barbie's Fiat 500

2009-03-09 13:04

Barbie turns 50 this year and the quintessential glamour doll will be styling it in her very own (and very pink!) Fiat 500.

Decked out in the fashionista's favourite colour, the car's high-gloss pink paintwork is meant to resemble varnish. We're hoping that's "nail varnish", though.

The petite 500's interior upholstery is a mix of soft fabrics and the ridiculous pink upholstery is offset by the softest laminated Alcantara leather with a shimmer that reportedly bounces off the roof lining!

Extra sparkly bits are splashed liberally across the 500's interior and exterior and crystals adorn the hubcaps, outer window mouldings and antenna.

The glove box holds a stash of lip glosses along with an LED-lit vanity mirror, just in case… Fabulous!

All this pink and shimmer may be rather nauseating to some, but the special show car is due to make its first public appearance on Monday.

Barbie (with on-off beau Ken at the wheel) will race through Milan's fashion district before arriving at an upmarket department store where the famous couple will receive - you guessed it - the pink carpet treatment.

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