This car appeared in the original production of Herbie The Love Bug in 1969 and starred in the sequel, Herbie Rides Again.
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Date: August, 2005
Location: Swigart Antique Auto Museum in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
The Love Bug (1969), sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug is the first in a series of comedy films made by Walt Disney Productions that starred an anthropomorphic pearl-white, fabric-sunroofed 1963 Volkswagen racing Beetle named Herbie. It was based on the 1961 book Car, Boy, Girl by Gordon Buford.
The movie follows the adventures of Herbie, Herbie's driver Jim Douglas (Dean Jones), and Jim's love interest, Carole Bennett (Michele Lee). It also features Buddy Hackett as Jim's enlightened, kind-hearted friend, Tennessee Steinmetz, a character who creates "art" from used car parts. English actor David Tomlinson portrays the villainous Peter Thorndyke, owner of an auto showroom and a SCCA national champion who sells Herbie to Jim and eventually becomes Jim's racing rival.
George Bruns and some of his great score for the classic movie The Love Bug.
She's from Clinton Township and she came with No. 53, Herbie the Love Bug, a 1965 Volkswagen restored as a replica of the car from the 1968 movie.