The Disney Cars

The character of Herbie was played by many Volkswagen Beetles, not just one.  This archive is a comprehensive list of all known existing vehicles used in the Herbie the Love Bug series of films, from the original 1969 The Love Bug straight through to 2005's Herbie Fully Loaded.  Also included are promotional vehicles and other cars of interest.  Vehicles are listed according to when they were built, starting with the oldest cars created for The Love Bug. Cars that were used in more than one film are listed where they have appeared first.  View our Herbie Over the Years page to learn about the changes made to Herbie's appearance in the classic series of films.  For screencaps and information on the cars used in 1969's The Love Bug, visit our Love Bug Ultimate Photo Resource.

 

Current Owner: Terry's Beetle Service

Current Location: London, UK

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug

Comments: 1963 Herbie #2 from the film.  Engineered by EMPI in 1967.  Powered by Porsche 356 engine, featured prominently in the film.  Easily identified by rounded roll bar gusset on driver's side.

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Current Owner: Heiles, Albert

Current Location: Gibsonia, PA

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug; Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1959 model Herbie #6 from TLB.  Likely to have been a blind driver.  Appeared in deleted "surgeon" scene from HRA during Alonzo Hawk's nightmare sequence, documented in Viewmaster Reel.

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Current Owner: Swigart's Antique Auto Museum

Current Location:Huntington, PA

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug

Comments: 1960 model Herbie #9 from the film.

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Current Owner: Dan Miller. Formerly Darby Milnor

Current Location: NE Ohio

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug; Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1963 model Herbie #10 from HRA.  Blind driver in both films.  Engineered by EMPI in 1967.  Appears as pink Beetle in Volkwagen army scene in HRA.

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Current Owner: Tory Alonzo. Formerly Swigart's Antique Auto Museum

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug; Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1957 model.  Appeared as yellow junkyard car during HRA's Volkswagen army sequence. Restored to TLB paint, 2012.

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Current Owner: John B.

Current Location: Canada

Films Appearing In: 1969's The Love Bug

Comments: Presumably one of two Apollo GT's used in the film.  Restoration completed, 2013.

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Current Owner: Carr, Greg and PJ

Current Location: Brandon, FL

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: 1963 model built by Disney for opening of Disney World in 1971.  Became a promotional give-away for "World's Greatest Mom" contest.

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Current Owner: Nelson's Garage Car and Motorcycle Museum

Current Location: Deadwood, SD

Films Appearing In: Herbie Rides Again, The Love Bug (before modification)

Comments: 1957 model.  Body is mounted backwards on chassis to enable rear wheels to turn.

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Current Owner: Auto Museum Wolfsburg

Current Location: Wolfsburg, Germany

Films Appearing In: Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1966 model.  Stock driving car.

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Current Owner: Auto Centro, Inc. Formerly Tory Alonzo

Current Location: Rockville, MD

Films Appearing In: Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1965 model.  Nicknamed "Barnyard Herbie" as it remained undiscovered until 2008 when its Disney pink slip was found under the rear seat.

 

Current Owner: Star Cars Museum

Current Location: Gatlinburg, TN

Films Appearing In: Herbie Rides Again, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Comments: 1960 model. Hydraulic, four-wheel-steering setup. Powered by Briggs and Stratton engine. Hydraulically-powered doors. Likely to be the waltzing car from Monte Carlo.

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Current Owner: Grimmit, Dave and Ranee

Current Location: Santa Maria, CA

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: Miniature Herbie used in Disney on Ice.

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Current Owner: Swigart's Antique Auto Museum

Current Location: Huntington, PA

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: Disney On Ice car.  Fully animated with moving eyes, mouth, hood, and doors.

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Current Owner: Chitwood, Hugh

Current Location: Burbank, CA

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: Disney on Parade car.  Fully animated with moving eyes, mouth, hood, and doors.  Formerly owned by Dean Jones.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: Ex-Disney Parade car.  Currently on Display at Disney's All Star Movie Resort.

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Current Owner: Formerly Bob Bolek.

Current Location: Pending information.

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Comments: Herbie #2 from the film.  Race equipped with 1835cc engine, external oil cooler, and multiple shocks per wheel.

 

Current Owner: Kempton, Gary

Current Location: FL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Rides Again; Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Comments: Herbie #7 from HGTMC.  Blind driver.  Commonly referred to as "the funky decklid car."  Imprinted tires in cement outside of Mann's Chinese Theater.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo; Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Likely to be the oil-squirting car from HGTMC.  Previously raced in SCCA events.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Comments: One of three 1976 Lancia Scorpion's used in the film.  Only known survivor.

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Current Owner: Formerly Dan Miller. Pending info on new owner.

Current Location: Pending information

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo; Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: 1962 model Herbie #12 from HGB.  Lined with fiberglass to contain water for pond scene in HGTMC.  Wheelie car during bullfight sequence in HGB.  Hydraulic operated hood.

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Current Owner: Star Cars Museum

Current Location: Gatlinburg, TN

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Comments: Laser 917 kit car built by Speed Unlimited for film.

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Current Owner: Mid America Motorworks

Current Location: Effingham, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Herbie #20 from HGB.  Blind driver.  Front end is equipped with fifth wheel.  

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Current Owner: Samsung Transportation Museum

Current Location: South Korea

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo; Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Likely Herbie #1 from both films.  Featured prominently in HGB's climax with airplane.  Hydraulic operated hood.  Race equipped.

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Current Owner:The Dezer Collection. Formerly Cars of the Stars Museum (UK)

Current Location: Las Vegas, NV

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Herbie #4 from the film.  Blind driver.

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Current Owner: Planet Hollywood

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: 1961 model Herbie #6 from the film.  Cable controlled headlights.

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Current Owner: Micakovski, Alex

Current Location: Sydney, Australia

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: 1959 model Herbie #14 from HGB.  All four wheels turn, allowing car to rotate 360 degrees.  Hydraulic operated hood with reinforcement.  Wooden-fabricated sunroof.  "Lazy Susan" Herbie.

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Current Owner: The Grundmann Collection

Current Location: Hessisch Oldendorf Germany

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Herbie #15 from the film.  Hydraulic operated hood.

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Current Owner: Larsen, Randy

Current Location: Pending. Being returned to "...Bananas" rust paint look, 2014.

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: 1963 model Herbie #16 from the film.  Car was lined with fiberglass and contained some fiberglass body parts enabling it to float.  Used during "drowning" scene.  Hydraulic operated hood.

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Current Owner: Mid America Motorworks

Current Location: Effingham, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Goes Bananas

Comments: Herbie #18 from the film.  Vehicle that is drug out of water after "drowning" sequence.  Currently known as "the Shaker Herbie."

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: 1997's The Love Bug

Comments: 1963 model Herbie #3 from the film.  

 

Current Owner: EuroDisney Resort

Current Location: Paris, France

Films Appearing In: 1997's The Love Bug

Comments: EuroDisney owns two cars from this film.  One is drivable while the other splits in half from front to rear.

 

Current Owner: Peterson Museum

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA

Films Appearing In: 1997's The Love Bug

Comments: 1963 model Herbie #1 from the film.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: 1997's The Love Bug

Comments: Horace the Hate Bug #1 from the film.

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Current Owner: Uiga, Brian

Current Location: Bodfish, CA

Films Appearing In: 1997's The Love Bug

Comments: Horace the Hate Bug #2 from the film.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Burbank, CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #1 from the film.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Street Look Herbie #4 from the film.  Sporadically on display at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios.

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Current Owner: Volo Museum

Current Location: Chicago, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #6 from the film.  Body mounted backwards for rear steering effect.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Orlando, Herbie #7 FL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Demolition Derby Herbie #7, now on display in Walt Disney World's Backlot Tour.

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Current Owner: Volo Museum

Current Location: Chicago, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #9 from the film.  Toured country in Herbie and Friends Cruise.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: NASCAR Herbie #10 from the film.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Burbank, CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Street Look Herbie #14 from the film.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #15 from the film.  Car fell from junkyard crane in movie.

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Current Owner: Mid America Motorworks

Current Location: Effingham, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Street Look Herbie #16 from the film.  Likely to have been featured in the final desert race sequence.

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Current Owner: Unknown

Current Location: Unknown

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #18 from the film.  Camera car.

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Current Owner: Unknown/Volo Museum.

Current Location: Unknown

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #19 from the film.

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Current Owner: Sofia, Dr. Mark

Current Location: Lawrence, MA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Demolition Derby Herbie #20 from the film.

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Current Owner: Unknown

Current Location: Unknown

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #21 from the film.  Wheelie car.

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Current Owner: Clark, Fielding

Current Location: Ringgold, GA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Demolition Derby Herbie #23 from the film.  Ole car rigged to drive on two wheels.

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Current Owner: unknown

Current Location: unknown

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #24 from the film.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Burbank, CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Street Look Herbie #25 from the film.

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Current Owner: Unknown

Current Location: Unknown

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #26 from the film.  Personality car.

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Current Owner: Peterson Museum

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: NASCAR Herbie #27 aka Horsepower Herbie #3 from the film.

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Current Owner: Cars of the Stars Museum

Current Location: Kenswick, UK

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #28 from the film.

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Current Owner: Craven, Dann and Sund, Kyle

Current Location: Northern CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Street Look Herbie #29 from film.  Camera car.

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Current Owner: Kaufmann, Doug

Current Location: Rockwall, TX

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Demolition Derby Herbie #30 from the film.

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Current Owner: Wray, John

Current Location: Denver, CO

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Demolition Derby Herbie #32 from the film.  Ole car rigged to drive on two wheels.

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Current Owner: Gaines, Brian

Current Location: Chicago, IL

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: Herbie #34 from the film. Personality car.

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Current Owner: Imperial Palace

Current Location: Las Vegas, NV

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: NASCAR Herbie from the film.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Burbank, CA

Films Appearing In: Herbie Fully Loaded

Comments: NASCAR Herbie from the film.

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Current Owner: Volo Museum

Current Location: Chicago, IL

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: 1963 model replica contracted by Disney for conversion into a computer generated image (CGI) by Digital Domain. Image appeared in television commercials that promoted the 50th anniversary of Disney Land. 

 

Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: 1974 model Herbie used in Hollywood Studio's Lights, Motors, Action stunt show.

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Current Owner: Walt Disney

Current Location: Orlando, FL

Films Appearing In: none

Comments: Split apart Herbie used in Hollywood Studio's Lights, Motors, Action stunt show.  Each half is equipped to drive independently.

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Current Owner: Private collection

Current Location: Private collection

Films Appearing In: The Love Bug, Herbie Rides Again

Comments: 1955 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith. Chassis DLW138. Coachwaork by Freestone & Webb.

 

 

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