For nearly six decades, Barbie and her friends have dominated the toy industry and pop culture. She’s not only kept kids of all ages entertained throughout the years, but she’s had some pretty amazing rides.
Here are some of her most popular:
Austin Healey Roadster
Always available in pink, Barbie’s 1962 Austin Healey Roadster was based on the British convertible.
Pink, yellow, blue, and red Corvettes were a staple in Barbie’s garage since the 1970s. Her Corvette’s moved with the times and the latest edition matched the C5 model that appeared in the 1990s and even came in remote-controlled models.
Barbie went off-road in the 1970s and 1980s with the inclusion of her pink Jeep and a GMC motorhome that came in three different colors: pink, lavender, and yellow.
Ferrari 328 GTS
Mattel kept Barbie’s convertible Ferrari 328 GTS a classic, Italian red instead of her signature pink.
Following 2000, Barbie got the new Volkswagen Beetle in a wide range of blues, greens, pinks, and purples.
For the kids (and adults) who have a real need for speed, don’t forget about the popular “life-sized” Barbie cars that became popular in the late 1980s and 1990s. From battery-operated Jeeps to Corvettes and Mercedes to “Glam” convertibles, these large toys don’t reach top speeds, but that didn’t stop these guys from trying.
Grind Hard Plumbing Co, a YouTube channel that features insane contraptions and cars, put a real engine in a Power Wheels Barbie car. It’s been outfitted with a Honda 240cc single cylinder air cooled four-stroke engine from a Honda CRF 230 dirt bike, also built with a performance cam! Too fun.