Want to Own Herbie?

This specific version is one of a handful that was actually used for driving and interior shots during the movie.

Herbie, Hollywood’s most beloved Volkwagen Beetle, will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 17-19.

And yes, this is actually one of the cars used in the hit “Love Bug” film series. While there were quite a few “Herbies” used in the films, only a few remain in existence. This specific version is one of a handful that was actually used for driving and interior shots during the movie. However, this car is better known in the loyal Herbie community as the “oil squirter,” as it was designed to squirt oil out of the passenger-side wheel well. It was particularly famous for doing just that on a police officer’s foot in the 1977 film “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo.”

So who wants to own a fun piece of Hollywood’s automotive history?

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Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/8/15 3:34 p.m.

God I love that car.

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
4/8/15 3:38 p.m.

I'd be happy with a Herbie clone. I was addicted to those movies as a kid.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory SuperDork
4/8/15 3:42 p.m.

Would I have to take Lindsay Lohan in the deal? No thanks!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/8/15 3:49 p.m.

Just thought of something. Know the Carrello lamp on the front of Herbie? I have a complete NOS set. Hmmm.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/8/15 6:02 p.m.

Those wheels and tires just look so right on that car.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
4/8/15 7:11 p.m.

I always did love those movies.

Just not enough to actually drive a bug on a regular basis.

maj75
maj75 Reader
4/9/15 4:42 a.m.
ebonyandivory wrote: Would I have to take Lindsay Lohan in the deal? No thanks!

I don't know, squirt some of that oil on her...

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory SuperDork
4/9/15 5:30 a.m.

In reply to maj75

I know, who am I kidding?

M030
M030 Dork
4/9/15 6:12 a.m.

I've owned this "Herbie" since 1984

M030
M030 Dork
4/9/15 6:15 a.m.

After recently watching 1960s racing movies, "Lemans" and "Grand Prix," for the first time, I wonder if the original Herbie movies were meant as a spoof on those "serious" racing films(?)

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/9/15 6:56 a.m.

I was a Herbie fan long before I was a car guy.

noddaz
noddaz Dork
4/9/15 8:16 a.m.

Wow... a real Herbie... I still have copies of those movies... In VHS...

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 PowerDork
4/9/15 1:13 p.m.

Somehow, I don't think I'll be able to afford it.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
4/9/15 1:38 p.m.

I loved those movies growing up.

I enjoyed the Dean Jones versions the most.

drummerfromdefleopard
drummerfromdefleopard SuperDork
4/9/15 1:42 p.m.

I'd like to do a 912 up in Herbie livery.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/9/15 1:49 p.m.

OK, so who was in the movie theaters for the first release of the original?

(raises hand)

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
4/9/15 2:01 p.m.

In reply to SVreX:

You are dating yourself old guy.

The original came out the year after I was born.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/9/15 2:03 p.m.

In reply to Toyman01:

No, you are showing your youth, young grasshopper.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
4/9/15 3:06 p.m.

Herbie is the reason I have always chosen #53 at the $20XX Challenge.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
4/9/15 7:05 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: Herbie is so great, the whole thread is in bold.

I've noticed the forum software will do that if you don't leave a space between the last period and the [ / b ]. It will do the same with [ / i ].

Jenthehairchick
Jenthehairchick
7/28/15 10:06 a.m.

#53 is always my autocross number for my 2013 TDI beetle!

trucke
trucke Dork
7/28/15 10:16 a.m.

Must now introduce my girls to these movies! A plan for movie night!

Jerry
Jerry SuperDork
7/28/15 1:10 p.m.

I watched the original on Netflix a few months ago, before I dropped the disk option, and loved it again. Later they sent Herbie Goes Bananas, when I forgot to update my list. Horrible, just horrible.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
7/28/15 1:34 p.m.
Jenthehairchick wrote: #53 is always my autocross number for my 2013 TDI beetle!

As it should be.

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