Oil-Squirting Herbie

     The identification number of this Herbie, currently owned by Doug Kaufmann, is unfortunately unknown.  Found in the parking lot of a rental agency of sorts that leased cars to be used in Hollywood films, the vehicle shows evidence of being in both Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas.  There is also strong reason to suspect that this is the car that squirted oil onto the traffic director's foot at the beginning of Monte Carlo.  Restored to be an actual race car, the car was run in the late '90's in SCCA events.  It has since been refurbished  to appear just as it would have in Monte Carlo.  The oil-squirting effect has been recreated using the original bracket in place behind the rear seat upon which a pump is mounted that releases liquid near the right rear wheel.

The car as discovered in the early 1990's.

The car after its initial restoration by Arthur Porter of Rocky Mountain Motorworks.

The car today, back to stock Herbie specifications.

Oil-squirting pump and reservoir mounted on original bracket.

 

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