Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863
Lot 136
1963 Volkswagen Beetle
Chassis no. 5156863
Sold for US$ 86,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863 Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo,1963 Volkswagen Beetle  Chassis no. 5156863
Screen-used Herbie, the "Invisible Driver" stunt car used in Disney's Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo
1963 Volkswagen Beetle
Chassis no. 5156863
It's one of the most famous movie cars of all time, ranking with James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, Burt Reynolds' Pontiac Trans-Am and Steve McQueen's fastback Ford Mustang from Bullitt. But none of those are as cute as "Herbie the Love Bug," the adorable, anthropomorphic 1963 VW Beetle that starred in five Disney movies from 1969 to 2005. Among Herbie's co-stars were Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Buddy Hackett, Keenan Wynn, and more recently, Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon and Michael Keaton. In all, the Herbie films grossed over $200 million at the box office in their initial domestic release, or $725 million in today's ticket prices.
This Herbie is one of the "invisible driver" cars, with an elaborate system of sprockets and pulleys connected to a second steering column under the front seat for a rear seat driver. Additionally, it has a second set of pedal assemblies, clutch cables and a shifter extension.

Footnotes

  • This lot will be available for preview at our Los Angeles saleroom from November 5 – 8, 2015, and must be collected from that location; it is being sold via simulcast from our San Francisco saleroom.

    This lot was materially modified for film industry usage as a stunt car and/or prop and related exhibition, publicity and/or advertising purposes, and is being offered for sale as a Collectible. As such, this lot may not be operable as a vehicle, suitable for any particular purpose (including transportation), registrable or "street legal" and/or may not pass any applicable smog or similar state or local mechanical vehicle certification.

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