“Pimp Herbie” One of Herbie’s other guises in the film is that of a “Fast and the Furious” style street racer. Mechanically and visually closer to a stock ’63 Beetle, “Pimp Herbie” is packed with enough street-cool features to put any Honda Civic to shame. Like the NASCAR Herbies, the Pimp Herbie features a fiberglass hood, decklids, fenders and runningboard extensions. Pimp Herbie is decked out in pearlescent white paint and wide 15-inch chrome wheels sporting stock chrome VW hubcaps. Up front, Pimp Herbie rides on 205 65 R15 Goodyear NASCAR Eagle GT tires, with 235 60 R15s in back. Inside, racing style seats replace the standard seats, and the door panels feature color-coordinated red white and blue stripes. A street car isn’t a street car without a massive sound system! Pimp Herbie’s back seat area is packed with amps, subwoofers and enough JVC speakers to fill two cars, but in the dash is his stock VW AM radio (a feature that White and Stach felt was important to retain)! Six Pimp Herbies were built. Five of the cars were equipped with 2180cc engines. A hero pimp car (this car) was fitted with an 1835cc, and one process car was built to be pulled by a camera truck.
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