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Vehicle Model

1963 Pearl White Sunroof Model Volkswagen Beetle


The Love Bug
Herbie Rides Again
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo
Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie, The Love Bug TV Series
The Love Bug (1997)
Herbie Fully Loaded


VW Beetle Specifications

Number of Vehicles Used In Production

From all movies approx. over 90 were used.

Number of Surviving Vehicles

Approximately over 50 survived, but many ended up lost and are uncounted in this.



Also Known as

The Love Bug

"You know, most cars are ordinary, but one or two of em turn out to be something special."
―Jim Douglas[src]

Herbie is an anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1969 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto racing competitions. Throughout most of the franchise, Herbie is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper, a racing-style number "53" on the front trunk lid, doors, and engine lid, and a yellow-on-black '63 California license plate that says, "OFP 857". One exception to this is his introduction in The Love Bug, where he initially appears as a nondescript white vehicle with a gray colored fabric sunroof (a.k.a. "ragtop"), the style of sunroof offered on VW Beetles made through 1963.

Film appearancesEdit

Herbie the Love Bug TV SeriesEdit

The TV show ran on CBS for only 5 episodes in 1982 and was cancelled one month after filming.

  • Herbie The Matchmaker (Episode 1)
  • Herbie to The Rescue
  • My House, Your house
  • Herbie, the best man
  • Calling Dr. Herbie

Changes To Herbie In From The Love Bug to Herbie Rides AgainEdit

  • The blue stripe on Herbie was changed to a darker blue for Herbie Rides Again.
  • In The Love Bug, Herbie did not have the traditional VW emblem on his hood as VW did not give Disney the rights to use the VW name on Herbie, by Herbie Rides Again, however VW gave Disney the rights to use the VW emblem on Herbie.


EP1 - Herbie the Matchmaker

EP1 - Herbie the Matchmaker

Episode 1 Herbie the Matchmaker

Herbie The Love Bug Theme

Herbie The Love Bug Theme

Herbie's theme


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