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Laser 917

Laser 917 in Herbie goes to Monte Carlo, Movie, 1977 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

Laser 917

Position 00:21:55 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle


antp BE

2004-08-18 18:50



Réplique approximative de la Porsche 917

Grafitti1 US

2007-01-14 20:28


There is a company that manufactures new Laser 917s, and here is the link if anyone is interested (and has a big pocket, since the prices for new turnkey cars are high!):

ahight US

2007-11-10 05:54


[Image: laser2sg2.4945.jpg] [Image: laser3bc3.444.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-11-10 05:56:41

Red Grant US

2007-12-18 23:14


The guy who drove it was a real dickhead!

fayette202 US

2009-12-02 20:11


FYI - I purchased a Laser 917 in the fall of 1977 from Elite Enterprises in Cokato, MN. This was shortly after (Gerry Knapp, owner) had received an order from Disney Studios for two (2) completely built and road-ready Laser 917s. He shipped them to Monte Carlo, France. He told me that after they arrived, Disney began initial shooting of some of the race scenes. But the red metal-flake paint was sparkling in the bright Monte Carlo sun and was very distracting. So Disney had them repainted in a non-metal-flake red. And yes, I agree - I saw the movie (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo) and the driver of the Laser 917 was not very competent. There are many instances where he seems to have trouble with over-steer on the hair-pin curves.

truckface NO

2012-08-05 19:57


I can spot such exsotics as Zagato, Pantera, Elan, Stratos, etc. So why couldn`t they get a REAL Porsche 917 for this movie, instead of this mockery? And no wonder it over-steers. It`s a VW Beetle with a rear that could double as a battering ram.

-- Last edit: 2012-08-05 19:59:08

skylinenut92 EN

2012-09-19 00:32


Red Grant wrote The guy who drove it was a real dickhead!

...And then he gets overtaken by wait for it ... (drum roll here) ... a Volkswagen Beetle which started about 5 minutes late!!! EPIC FAIL

VWmovie53 IT

2012-12-24 22:15


Hi, I'm a Herbie Fan, please I need urgently to contact "fayette202" for talk about that experience!!! Thanks
Please, It's important for me! (please write below if you read this)!

Gamer DE

2013-04-19 19:03


This is definetly the coolest rival in the movie! How many of them were made?

-- Last edit: 2013-04-19 19:05:01

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