Goes Bananas #20
Currently owned by
Mid America Motorworks, this car was used in both Herbie Goes to Monte
Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas. Set up as a blind driver,
which was driven from the rear seat to simulate the car driving by itself,
it is unique in that it has a fifth wheel between the front two
wheels. It is unclear why this was necessary, and can only be
positively identified in one shot in the entire movie (during the
bullfight scene). Nevertheless,
it is a very interesting car and is significant for being mostly
un-restored. Mid America's curator, Dennis Gunning, claims that 80% of the car's finish is the
original, the other 20% having been carefully recreated.
car as discovered in
California at the turn of the century.
car today, after rejuvenation.
behind rear seat.
wheel at front of car.
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