Our beautiful

Herbie VW Beetle

Available to hire for your wedding or other special event.

Who is Herbie?

Our beautiful 1966 ‘Love Bug’ Volkswagen Beetle was commissioned by Walt Disney to be used as a Herbie replica for promotional purposes at the time of the movie Herbie Rides Again.

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Hidden Stereo

Our Love Bug has a hidden stereo so you can listen to your own playlist whilst travelling to your wedding or event


This Herbie was commissioned by Disney as a Herbie replica for the promotion of “Herbie Rides Again”

Fully Restored

Rebuilt in 2010 with the body entirely removed so we could restore him to his former glory

Special Effects

Our Herbie has a few sound effects to wow your guests.  He can even play the ‘wedding march’ with his horn!


The Owners

Welcome to Hire Herbie. Here's a little bit of who we are and why we do it!

Duncan and Helen are the owners and founders of Hire Herbie.  From what was a ‘silly’ idea in 2005 to now, their drive and passion for all things Herbie and VW still remains.  By day, Duncan is an Operations Manager for an Engineering company and Helen runs a small cottage industry designing and making dried florals as well as looking after our young family.  At weekends, it’s all about family time, other VW projects and car shows!  We hope to be able to help make your day more magical whatever the event.  You can find out how we came to be Herbie’s guardians by clicking the button below….

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Frequently Asked Questions

No.  Unfortunately, due to local Private Hire licensing laws we are unable to take bookings for School Proms.

Although we are based in Winchester in Hampshire we cover the whole of the UK and Europe.  Obviously your distance from our base is reflected in our price.

Absolutely.  We’d be disappointed if you didn’t!

Yes.  We have full PLI, a copy of which is available on request.

Yes, of course.  We can play your CD’s, MP3 devices and USB playlists. 

There were many ‘original’ cars used in each Herbie film production.  Although our car was not used in a film it was commissioned by Disney to promote the film ‘Herbie Rides Again’ in the UK.  We also did a mini UK tour to promote ‘Herbie Fully Loaded’ in 2005.

Unfortunately we do not offer this.  All bookings are inclusive of a chauffeur.

We are pleased to say that this has never happened.  However if this were to occur prior to the wedding day then you would be offered a full refund and we would also help in sourcing another suitable vehicle.  Should the car break down on the day of the wedding then we would try and source alternative transportation.

No smoking of any kind is permitted in the car.  This includes the use of vape and electronic cigarettes.

Unfortunately we do not allow food or drink to be consumed in the car with the exception of bottled water.

Herbie can comfortably carry one front seat and two rear seat passengers. 

This depends on many factors including distance, duration of hire and any options or bespoke requirements.  Please contact us for an accurate quotation.

The Licensing Act 2003 states that no wedding car company can legally supply alcohol, even if its claimed to be complimentary, unless that company has a licence to sell alcohol.

Our package includes the hire of the car for the duration required, a chauffeur dressed in either a formal suit or ‘race suit’ attire as well as ribbons and bows.  There are no hidden costs.

Herbie is available for making anyone’s day special.

Unfortunately your journey is probably the shortest part of the day for us.  The preparation, travel to and from your location and the fact that we only carry out one wedding a day means that we can not offer discounts for short journeys.

We accept payment by bank transfer or by cheque.  We can accept payment by card but unfortunately this cannot be done over the phone.

Children can travel in the car if they are over 3 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.  Please be aware that Herbie does not have rear seatbelts.

Unfortunately we do not offer pickups as these tend to be late and far away from our base.

As long as we know beforehand so we can price this into our quote and also determine whether the timings are possible.  If they are then this is no problem.


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Hi Guys, We have now returned home to Skye after a hectic two weeks and a fantastic wedding.  We just wanted to say a very big thank you for tremendous service, courtesy and for presenting 'Herbie' in such a brilliant way.  You helped to make it a most memorable and wonderful day.
Megan-Beth and Iain
May 2010
Today is my first day back and I wanted to drop you a quick line to say a huge thank you for being our wedding transport. The bug is amazing and Trudi was so happy with this. She particularly liked your outfit.....
Martin and Trudi
October 2012
We'd like to thank you and Herbie for the fantastic service we received on the 17th March. You were flexible and professional throughout and Herbie was great, we're so glad we booked! We'd highly recommend your services to others.
Claire and John
March 2012


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