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Vanessa Bryant gets classic car gifted to her by late husband Kobe restored

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Vanessa Bryant gets classic car gifted to her by late husband Kobe restored

Vanessa Bryant is back behind the wheel of a treasured gift from her late husband, basketball great Kobe Bryant.

Known as Pink Lady V, the classic 1947 Plymouth has been overhauled inside and out. 

The 39-year-old philanthropist celebrated its return in a post on Instagram writing, ‘My ‘Pink Lady V’ is back! Thank you @ronniepayankustomz for restoring an old Christmas gift from Kobe.’

Pink Lady V: Vanessa Bryant is back behind the wheel of a treasured gift from her late husband, basketball great Kobe Bryant. Known as Pink Lady V the 1947 Plymouth has been overhauled inside and out

Pink Lady V: Vanessa Bryant is back behind the wheel of a treasured gift from her late husband, basketball great Kobe Bryant. Known as Pink Lady V the 1947 Plymouth has been overhauled inside and out

Pink Lady V: Vanessa Bryant is back behind the wheel of a treasured gift from her late husband, basketball great Kobe Bryant. Known as Pink Lady V the 1947 Plymouth has been overhauled inside and out

The restoration team also posted about the big job on social media and listed all the tasks needed to make the black and white sedan with pink fames as good, or even better, than new. 

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The Special Deluxe four-door sedan now boasts a new crate motor and transmission.

The Interior is covered in new gray leather and velvet upholstery with diamond pleats on the seats and the coach doors. 

Better than new:  The black and white sedan with pink fames is as good, or even better, than new

Better than new:  The black and white sedan with pink fames is as good, or even better, than new

Better than new:  The black and white sedan with pink fames is as good, or even better, than new

New inside and out: The interior is covered in new gray leather and velvet upholstery with diamond pleats on the seats and the coach doors

New inside and out: The interior is covered in new gray leather and velvet upholstery with diamond pleats on the seats and the coach doors

New inside and out: The interior is covered in new gray leather and velvet upholstery with diamond pleats on the seats and the coach doors

Bright pink trim outlines the speedometer and the rest of the panel gauges. 

Other custom tweaks included: paint corrections, new audio, an electric powered trunk and windows and much more. 

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In a quick Instagram stories, the mom of four is seen dancing for joy at the return of the classic car.

Get your motor running: The Special Deluxe four-door sedan now boasts a new crate motor and transmission.  Mario Lopez described the new ride as 'Bad ass!' while Kimora Lee Simmons gasped 'Omg,' and Kathy Hilton expressed her delight with a series of flame and heart emojis

Get your motor running: The Special Deluxe four-door sedan now boasts a new crate motor and transmission.  Mario Lopez described the new ride as 'Bad ass!' while Kimora Lee Simmons gasped 'Omg,' and Kathy Hilton expressed her delight with a series of flame and heart emojis

Get your motor running: The Special Deluxe four-door sedan now boasts a new crate motor and transmission.  Mario Lopez described the new ride as ‘Bad ass!’ while Kimora Lee Simmons gasped ‘Omg,’ and Kathy Hilton expressed her delight with a series of flame and heart emojis

Before: The 39-year-old philanthropist received the car as a Christmas gift from her late husband several years ago, seen here in Lakers purple

Before: The 39-year-old philanthropist received the car as a Christmas gift from her late husband several years ago, seen here in Lakers purple

Before: The 39-year-old philanthropist received the car as a Christmas gift from her late husband several years ago, seen here in Lakers purple  

Friends and followers seemed just as elated with the custom ride.

Mario Lopez described the new ride as ‘Bad ass!’ while Kimora Lee Simmons gasped ‘Omg,’ and Kathy Hilton expressed her delight with a series of flame and heart emojis.   

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Vanessa recently announced a deal with Nike, allowing the brand to continue to manufacture Kobe and Gigi (named for her late daughter Gianna) shoes, with 100 percent of the net proceeds from the Gigi line going to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.  

Going forward: Vanessa recently announced a deal with Nike, allowing the brand to continue to manufacture Kobe and Gigi (named for her late daughter Gianna) shoes, with 100 percent of the net proceeds from the Gigi line going to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation

Going forward: Vanessa recently announced a deal with Nike, allowing the brand to continue to manufacture Kobe and Gigi (named for her late daughter Gianna) shoes, with 100 percent of the net proceeds from the Gigi line going to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation

Going forward: Vanessa recently announced a deal with Nike, allowing the brand to continue to manufacture Kobe and Gigi (named for her late daughter Gianna) shoes, with 100 percent of the net proceeds from the Gigi line going to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation

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