Suitable for a fry cook on Venus

Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari is up for auction:

A replica of the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California specially created for the 1986 Paramount hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is to be sold at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at 11am on 19th April at the RAF Museum, Hendon.

Only around one hundred genuine 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963. Existing examples are very rare and expensive so Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes.

Bonhams expects the ersatz 250GT to bring somewhere in the £30,000 to £40,000 range. (Call it $45-60k US.) A real one will command seven, even eight, figures. Still: if you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?

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4 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2010 · 11:57 am

    Wasn’t the house that was supposedly the location of Cameron’s house up for sale just recently? How epic would it be to buy the Cameron house and then buy the Ferrari replica to put in the garage.

    (Having it go flying out the back when you’re trying to turn the odometer back probably would be too expensive of a stunt.)

  2. CGHill »

    5 April 2010 · 1:19 pm

    In fact, it’s still for sale, and the price has been reduced to $1.8 million.

    This would seem like a win even beyond epic.

  3. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2010 · 2:34 pm

    Someone, somewhere has enough money – and enough awesomeness – to buy them both. I hope they just figure it out while both are still on the market.

    Better yet, maybe someone could buy the house and turn it into a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off museum like that guy did with “Ralphie Parker’s” house.

  4. CGHill »

    13 April 2010 · 8:38 pm

    “My memory of that car is that it often didn’t start,” grumbles Matthew Broderick.

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