Consulier GTP Targa Barbie

Coos Bay, United States

About my car

In 1993, I walked into a repair shop. A large, outdated calendar hung on the wall, featuring the most unusual, amazing car I had ever seen. Using all of my persuasion ability, I tried to convince the shop owner to give me that calendar. “No Way!!” 
Later, finding out anything more about this unique car was impossible.

The car, the poster, the colors and what the car looked like was 
forgotten until 20 years later. The company was selling.
They had 12 of them in a warehouse, and marked them down because they wanted to clear some space, but still, my pockets weren’t that deep. 
Early in August 2013, a car guy I know contacted me saying he had bought one of the left over Consuliers and I had better call Mosler quick! 
The cars were now priced to sell. Once selling for $58,000 to $70,000 in 1990, they were going for $15,000 and less.

My friend thought 
there was a chance they might have couple left. 
I called and was told there was only one left, the “Barbie” car. The what? He sent me a few photos of this crazy looking white car with pink dots. Instantly I thought, I want the car. We made a deal and the car was mine. 
The same exact car I had fallen in love with 20 years before. 

I am the first owner of this car. It had always been a factory demo and promo car. The car was painted up “Miami Vice” colors for the Matco Tool calendar/poster from the very beginning and left that way. After I got the car, I found it had masking tape on it, like the factory was going to paint it. 
But they never did and it sat that way for the last 18 years in the warehouse. It had 29,000 miles on it. 
I guess it was sitting there just waiting for me, the guy who fell in love with it 20 years ago.

I have been restoring it over the last year!
  • This car was made in 1990 and I've driven it since 2013
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Original Calendar Photo

Shore Drive

Engine Cover

Road Trip

An Exotic Work in Progress