Our Sindy Museum Blog
|Posted on May 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM|
In the early 1960s, British sports cars were the height of cool and were very popular, particularly in the USA. So what do you give a girl who's got to have all? Yep, a British sports car!
Barbie was first over the finishing line in 1962 with her Austin Healey Roadster by Irwin for Mattel. Ideal's Tammy followed a year later with her MGB Roadster. Tammy was very hip indeed because the real MGB was only launched in the UK at the Earls Court Motor Show in Winter 1962.
In 1965, Sindy also got her own sports car and given the relationship between Ideal and Pedigree she got the MGB also. Her's however was bright red; a very fitting colour for our ambitious, energetic, fun lovin gal.
We are not the only ones who have taken a keen interest in Sindy's 1960s car. In April 2021, MGE published an article on Sindy's MGB Roadster. MG Enthusiast is the world's best-selling MG magazine, covering all examples of MG cars, so a most prestigious publication.
Andrew Ralston, the author of the article, and MGE have kindly granted us permission to show the article here in Museum to enable easy access for Sindy fans, thank you!
So lets get our motors runnin' and head out on the highway for a good read.