You Can Buy The Ferrari From ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ (But It’s Really Not A Ferrari)


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The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California — less than a hundred were made. And only three were featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Now you have the opportunity to own this iconic car. Okay, so there wasn’t actually a 1961 Ferrari 250GT California used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but rather a 1985 Modena GT Spyder California. Ferrari or not, you’d still love to own this iconic car from an iconic movie.

John Hughes knew that renting out and not damaging an extremely rare Ferrari or multiple Ferraris while filming would be impossible. So he contracted a company to create two running Ferrari replicas and one shell that he destroyed during filming (this version was allegedly rebuilt and is now in the Planet Hollywood in Cancun). He gave the company four weeks to create the faux-rrari, nowhere near the three years that Cameron’s dad had to restore this car. Now the well-known car could be yours.

One of the three fake Ferraris used in the film will be available for purchase at Mecum’s 2018 Monterey auction next month. This gorgeous car could be your love, your passion. You could skip school and go to a Chicago Cubs’ game. While you won’t have a Ferrari engine, you will have a great deal of power thanks to the 5.0-liter V-8 engine with four downdraft carburetors and five-speed transmission. The auction listing does not state how many miles are on the car, but can you really trust miles when cars can simply be driven in reverse to rewind the mileage.

The fine automobile comes with documents to prove it appeared in the 1986 movie. The auction goes down on Saturday, August 25 in Monterey, California. If you’re wondering if you should bid on this vehicle remember these wise words: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you do purchase this vehicle, whatever you do, make sure you lock the garage and don’t give it to just any parking garage attendant.