Barbie-mania is officially sweeping the world as the long-anticipated movie finally hits cinema screens today.
The marketing machine for the film has been in motion for some time, and the first full trailer in May also gave us our first glimpse of Barbie’s car.
In the movie, Barbie will be behind the wheel of a vintage convertible C1 Chevrolet Corvette but she’s been known to drive various vehicles over the years.
From classic convertibles to the compact VW Beetle and the Jeep Wrangler 4×4, the one thing her rides usually have in common is the bright pink colouring. But how much would they cost to insure?
Experts at Confused.com car insurance have found that Barbie’s latest runaround would have an average insurance cost of £981 based on quotes supplied to their customers. But how does that compare to the rest of her collection?
- Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible – £1,580
The most expensive vehicle in Barbie’s Dreamhouse garage when it comes to insurance is the Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible.
Only a handful of these classic cars still exist in the UK, giving it an eye-watering average insurance cost of £1,580.
A pair of diecast Barbie-branded Bel Air Convertible models were released in the 1980s – one in classic Barbie pink and the other in aqua blue.
- Ford Mustang – £1,213
The second most expensive Barbie car is the Ford Mustang, one of the original American muscle cars that’s still popular today.
It costs an average of £1,213 per year to insure in the UK, putting it some way ahead of the Corvette in third.
There’ve been several Barbie Ford Mustangs released over the years, including one that expands from a 2 to a 4-seater.
- Chevrolet Corvette – £981
Barbie’s vehicle of choice from the upcoming movie is her third most expensive to insure overall, at £981 per year.
It’s clear from this list that she’s a fan of a convertible, and the Corvette is perhaps one of the most iconic.
The specific model seen in the film is a customised 1958 C1 convertible in neon pink with white and chrome bodywork and a light-pink leather interior.
Some of the more affordable vehicles to insure in Barbie’s collection include more “everyday” models like the Mercedes-Benz 190SL (£238) and Jeep Wrangler (£227).
In total, Barbie’s entire car collection would cost £8,782 per year to insure, with the Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Ford Mustang, and Chevrolet Corvette being the most expensive vehicles in her garage.