Taylor Swift’s Best Birthday Present Wasn’t a High-Dollar Gift; It Was a Pink Truck
Fabulously wealthy stars sometimes give each other opulent gifts to celebrate birthdays and accomplishments. Robert Downey Jr.’s brilliant gift of a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro to co-star Chris Evans comes to mind. However, sometimes, organizations give hilariously apropos gifts to their favorite clients. That’s the case for Taylor Swift; the superstar celebrity received a pink Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to celebrate her 18th birthday.
Taylor Swift got her pink pickup truck as a gift
Taylor Swift’s first car wasn’t a car at all; it was a pink 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. While that might seem like a wild vehicular pairing for a billionaire music sensation like Swift, the truck is a reminder of the star’s past. Specifically, her record label, Big Machine Records, gifted her the Silverado as an 18th birthday present.
It was a fitting gift at the time, too. Swift was firmly a country music singer/songwriter at the time. Let’s face it, a lifted 2007 Chevrolet Silverado is an appropriate automotive pairing for an 18-year-old country star. Incidentally, the truck might be one of the most cost-effective ways for super fans to feel like Swift behind the road. The 16-year-old truck has a fair value of around $9,809 with average mileage.
Does Taylor Swift have a pink truck?
The aesthetically busy, high-riding Silverado doesn’t fit Taylor Swift’s adult persona as much as it did when she was an 18-year-old singer/songwriter. Consequently, Swift donated her bright-pink pickup truck to the Victory Junction Gang in 2008, per Lambo Cars.
Victory Junction is a worthy cause for donation, too. The organization empowers children with serious medical conditions to grow from life-changing experiences. For instance, the Victory Junction Gang says that kids between 6 and 16 can take part in a NASCAR program wherein participants interact with race cars, simulators, and official gear. It’s a fitting recipient for Swift’s first vehicle.
Of course, Swift has some billionaire-appropriate cars in her garage
Despite giving up her first vehicle to a worthy cause, Taylor Swift has many world-class cars. Most notably, Swift has a Ferrari 458 in her garage, a high-revving V8 supercar with a current price tag of over a quarter of a million dollars.
Still, Taylor Swift isn’t likely to forget her first car and 18th birthday present. Keep up with MotorBiscuit for the latest car content!