No, it didn't actually slip off a sharp cliff near Cameron's modernist house – the Ferrari that featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off survived and is now up for auction at Bonhams.
It's a Ferrari 250GT Spyder California, but not a real one – only 100 of the original were made between 1958 and 1963, making it super-rare, so John Hughes and Paramount actually had a replica made for filiming. Which is the one being sold off now. Just think, you too could be careering around the city in that same car – but you'll not have to worry about the mileage or your parents.
Styled by Pininfarina, the original is a sought-after speedster, finishing highly in races like the Sebring 12 Hours and the Le Mans in the late 50s. It can probably burn a car or two off at the lights still, as well as turning heads for its style and movie star looks.
Not cheap though, with the estimate at £30,000 – 40,000. But the auctioneers do point out that the car is 'ready to drive', so no more expense once you get it, aside from the hefty insurance premium. The auction is part of the Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia auction, which takes place at 11am on 19th April 2010 at the RAF Museum, Hendon.