Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250GT Spyder for Sale: $59,000
A replica Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be auctioned next month and is expected to net $44,000 to $59,000.
Bonhams, north of London, announced that 1 of the 2 carbon copy sports cars from Paramount will be sold during its Motor Cars and Automobilia auction on April 19 at the RAF Museum in Hedon, England.
Paramount ordered 2 for the filming of the ‘80s teen movie and destroyed 1 in a climactic scene. The other, which is driveable, is the one being auctioned.
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History of Ferrari 250GT Spyder California
Between 1958 and 1963, Ferrari produced about 100 250GT Spyder Californias. Because they were (and still are) extremely rare and expensive in 1986—and because the car was going to be wrecked anyway—the studio commissioned replications for the John Hughes film.
In May 2008, a 1961 Ferrari 250GT Spyder California SWB, once owned by Hollywood legend James Coburn, sold for $10.8 million to British radio DJ Chris Evans. It is the second-most valuable car ever auctioned behind a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, sold in May 2009 for $12.3 million.
The auction house also has a number of Jaguars, Coupés and Bentleys for sale at next month’s bidding war.
As always, we have a varied sale this year,” said Tim Schofield of the UK Head of Collectors Motorcars Department, “with 60 cars and around 300 lots of automobilia catering for all tastes and pockets.
Ferris Bueller Drives Ferrari 250GT Spyder California on his Day Off
In the movie, Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) fakes an illness and skips school for the day. He convinces his best friend to let them take his dad’s sports car through Chicago.
They leave it at a parking garage and 2 attendants take it for a joyride. When his best friend sees the number of miles on the odometer, he grows short of breath, knowing that his dad would notice the difference.
They bring the Ferrari home and prop the back wheels off of the ground, then put it in reverse in hopes that the miles will count down. When the odometer doesn’t turn back, Bueller’s friend takes out his aggression on the car, which hits the ground and drives backwards into the forest behind his house, wrecked.