Honestly, it doesn't look terrible.
Remember Mary Kay? For some, it kind of feels like a fever dream. The cosmetics company gave their representatives, mostly consisting of suburban moms, their own pink cars to drive around. At least in the central United States, that meant a base-level Cadillac SUV of some kind, all decked out in pink with a massive "Mary Kay Cosmetics" logo plastered on the side. They were, admittedly, a bit of an eyesore.
That said, at least they were an interesting deviation from the sea of black, silver, and white cars. Recently, a Ford Mustang Mach E ended up painted to look like one of those rolling monuments to multi-level marketing. You know what? Accident or not, we kind of like it. It also makes us think that Ford should offer some more wacky colors for its cars.
Photos of the vehicle were shared by an employee working in a Ford paint shop on Facebook. Alex Aguilar Gomez says the incident happened by "mixing white base coat with the red clear coat after not purging the [paint] nozzles correctly," which resulted in a misshapen pink Mach E chassis. Presumably, Alex wasn't able to share the photos until recently. His post says that the pictures are from 2020, which makes this car one of the pre-production Mach Es. He says he "loved the candy-like appearance, to be honest."
Unfortunately, this car no longer exists in the form you see it here. Alex said that the car was a test mule, and from the sound of things, one used to test paint. The car "was repainted a lot of times, unfortunately. I thought the color was dope, especially up close." He also stated the mix of Ford's Pearl White paint and metallic red really popped.
If anything, it goes to show there's at least some appetite for more colors, at least on the Mach E. Right now, there's a total of ten exterior colors to choose from on the Mach E. If you could order one (you can't right now), there are some pretty interesting ones, but nothing like the Mary Kay pink in Alex's photos. We're particularly fans of the Blue Oval's Cyber Orange paint, which can also be found on the Bronco and Bronco Sport.
With Porsche offering Paint To Sample across its entire lineup, perhaps other automakers ought to look into the same thing. Cost is a limiting factor, and custom-paining a car isn't common outside high-end sports cars, exotics, and luxury cars for a reason. But if a sizable manufacturer like Porsche can make it work, maybe Ford can too.