In the original film, The Love Bug, the original racing stripes differ from those in later movies; the stripes do not cover the valances or louvers of the car and the blue is a lighter shade. Moderators remove posts from feeds for a variety of reasons, including keeping communities safe, civil, and true to their purpose. The Love Bug (1968) Original film car used in The Love Bug. A five-episode TV series, Herbie the Matchmaker, aired on CBS in the United States in the spring 1982. Although a Volkswagen Beetle features prominently in the movie, the word Volkswagen is never heard in the film. That evening, Jim returns home in a brand new car, having agreed to sell Herbie to Thorndyke to pay the remaining installments he owes on it. It was based on the 1961 book Car, Boy, Girl by Gordon Buford. This Lamborghini Diablo Hard Top is a 1/24 scale diecast model replica. He is enticed into an upmarket European car showroom after setting eyes on an attractive sales assistant, Carole Bennet. If Jim wins, Wu will be able to keep the prize money but has to sell Herbie back for a dollar. Hi hedwards05, thanks for your submission to r/MovieDetails. He runs the El Dorado event in the Thorndyke Special. This week Herbie (The Love Bug) set a new world record for a Beetle at $126,500 to become one of the top 50 movie cars ever sold at auction. When it gets destroyed, it has been replaced with a 1961 Jaguar XK-E. ⏱️ Continuity. Wu is willing to drop the charges in exchange for becoming Herbie's new owner. By the time Thorndyke arrives to collect Herbie, he is nowhere to be found, and Jim sets off into the night hoping to find Herbie and make amends before the car is seized by Thorndyke's goons. Despite Tennessee's best efforts, it looks as if Herbie will be unable to start the return leg of the race the following morning. Thorndyke pulls every trick in the book to ensure he and his Thorndyke Special are leading at end of the first leg of the race. Douglas is shown pulling up in a new Lamborghini 400GT, but the car that is severely damaged by Herbie is actually a previously wrecked Jaguar E-Type. Jim's feelings about his new acquisition soon improve when it appears Herbie is intent on bringing him and Carole together. There, Tang Wu, a Chinese businessman whose store was damaged during Herbie's rampage, demands compensation that Jim can no longer afford. Find out about all the goofs from The Love Bug (1968) on IMDb. More posts from the MovieDetails community, Press J to jump to the feed. 3 Zene or (Waking Up from My Bosnian Dream). ‎With Unica, Lamborghini customers exclusive app, owners can enhance even more thier special experience with the masterpieces from Sant'Agata. One day, he goes to a European car dealership in San Francisco, where he meets Carole Bennet, one of the employees, and finds an Apollo GT (the Thorndyke Special) car, but can't seem to afford that car. Lamborghini Diablo Hard Top, Yellow - Welly 29374WYL - 1/24 Scale Diecast Model Toy Car. We saw a Lamborghini but fortunaly the car that was beat up was either an E-Type or a form of E-type replica, I'm leaning more toward an E-type though. Meanwhile, a fully repaired Herbie chauffeurs the newlywed Jim and Carole away on their honeymoon. A well-known publicity photo for The Love Bug. Thorndyke then arrives and claims that this makes him the new owner of the car. Before the start of the race, Thorndyke persuades Wu to make a wager with him on its outcome. In his attempt to stop Herbie from driving off the bridge, Jim himself nearly falls into the water. The Lamborghini that is destroyed by Herbie is not really a Lamborghini. Television: Herbie, the Love Bug • House of Mouse Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. The Love Bug (sometimes referred to as Herbie the Love Bug) is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Robert Stevenson and the first in a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution 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. Sorry, this post has been removed by the moderators of r/MovieDetails. The Love Bug covers plenty of ground in its 108-minute running time, including a strangely dark sequence of Herbie trying to suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge – a random ‘kids’ movie inclusion eerily reminiscent of the headless chicken scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a few years later. After watching Jim and Herbie win their first race together, Thorndyke, himself a major force on the local racing scene, offers to cancel the remaining payments Jim owes on Herbie if he can win a race that they will both be competing at Riverside. As a result of Thorndyke's shenanigans, Jim (with Carole and Tennessee as co-drivers) limps home last with Herbie missing two wheels. In the following race (that he wins) he drives a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta. He smashed a E-Type? Instead, Herbie is variously referred to as "The Douglas Special", "the little car", and "the compact car". Contact us — We saw a Lamborghini but fortunaly the car that was beat up was either an E-Type or a form of E-type replica, I'm leaning more toward an E-type though. Herbie pulls Jim back to safety but then is impounded by the San Francisco Police Department. The Thorndyke Special is actually an Apollo 3500 GT, a rare and relatively obscure sports car made by an Italian American company in the early 1960s. Password: Register for FREE Access! Jim Douglas is the protagonist in The Love Bug and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. At the following day's race, an apparently hungover Herbie shudders to a halt and backfires while Thorndyke blasts to victory. In 1997, there was a made-for-television sequel which included a Dean Jones cameo, tying it to the previous films. Despite Thorndyke's underhanded tactics, he and Herbie take victory, narrowly beating Thorndyke in a late race pass. In early story development the producers were going to stick with the original title, One employee at Chinese Camp was wearing coveralls that say. Don't you mean the Lamborghini? Using the Chinese he learned while in Tibet, Tennessee tries to reason with Wu, and learns that he is a huge racing fan who knows all about Jim and Herbie's exploits. The car is seen following Jim home. It happened before that we listed pictures taken from another source when they were shown as part of the movie. Wu regretfully tells Jim of the wager and that in accordance with its terms this is true. Pictures are property of movie companies owner of the respective movies. With Unica, owners are able to: - Manage and update their garage and profile - Have access to exclusive events around the world - Read the latest news fr… Jim soon finds the car is prone, going completely out of control he believes Thorndyke has conned him. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The back half crosses the line just ahead of Thorndyke, while the front rolls over the line just behind, meaning Herbie takes both first and third place. The racetrack known as Riverside was, in fact, a real racing circuit known as the "Riverside International Raceway" until the grounds were transformed into a shopping mall on June 2, 1989. In The Love Bug (1968) Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) buys a 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT.

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