1963 VW Beetle Herbie Fully Animatronic Volkswagen Love Bug Movie Car
Price: - Item location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Volkswagen
- Model: Beetle - Classic
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 2,500
- VIN: 5400965
- Engine size: 1650
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Burgundy
- Options: CD Player, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Volkswagen Beetle - ClassicUp for sale is my 1963 VW sliding ragtop Herbie. Almost everything on this car is less than 5 years old. Motor is a 1650 single carb, single port motor with electronic ignition and brand new alternator. I specifically had the mechanic build me this motor because I wanted a trouble free motor that needed almost no adjusting. My wife would often drive it and I wanted a car that was very reliable. I've put about 3000 miles on this motor and it's been wonderful.
This is a true sliding roof rag, not a graft on like a lot on ebay. Paint is in great shape with just a few small dings and hairline scratches. Front disc brakes recently installed so the car stops on a dime. This was the expensive front brake kit, with pads you can buy at any auto parts store (they are from a vw rabbit). They don't have to be special ordered.
This Herbie has ghost flames! Nobody notices them at first and then BOOM, people get excited and see the flames. They really add a nice touch.
Rear sway strut braces were also installed so the car turns with more stiffness. Herbie has a CD player installed with front stereo speakers and a sub woofer in back.
The car has been coated in POR 15 both inside and out and sound proofing material has been laid down under the carpet throughout the car. It is about 25 percent quieter than a normal Volkswagen beetle. Body is straight and floor pans solid with no rust.
This is one of roughly 25 fully animatronic Herbies in the world. About 5 years ago an engineer and Herbie expert, built kits for Herbies and I purchased one. It cost me over $2500 for the kit. Herbie's eyes move back and forth, his head lights come on, his blinkers come on, his windshield wipers move, his horn honks, his hood goes up and down and he PEES ON PEOPLE. That's right, by his back tire is a copper tube and with the touch of the remote you can make Herbie pee on people just like in the movie! His animatronic kit runs on both a program or remote. These kits were only made one time and very very rare. You are the hit of the car show!
Car runs and looks great and is sold as is. Please view my videos to see both the animatronic kit and a nice walk around of the car. Let me know if you have any questions.