Perhaps you think Paris Hilton started the whole pink car thing.

Allow us to educate you.

Jo Collins, Playboy‘s 1965 Playmate of the Year, was way ahead of the airhead heiress when it came to fancy cars with dyspeptic paint jobssomething the magazine used to dole out along with PMOY honors to its nubile nudes, as we’ve noted before.

Here she’s seen posing with her bright-pink Sunbeam Alpine roadster, a British sports model with plenty of sex appeal.

Even without a Playmate perched on the back…