The house was popular when it went up for sale, so I assume Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari not be short of admirers as it goes up for auction.
In fact, I’m not sure what or who was the biggest star of the cult 1986 teen flick, the 1950s modernist house in Illinois, Ferris himself or this particular ‘Ferrari’. Which wasn’t actually a Ferrari, would you believe and wasn’t dropped from a great height.
The car was said to be a rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California (which was produced in a run of just 100), but the reality was a replica, created by Modena Design and Development. In fact, three replicas were produced for the John Hughes film, one of which was sold off back in 2010. I’m guessing the second was the one that had the nasty ending.
This one is model number 0003, an impressive replica that incorporated a number of Ferrari-style elements, such as the windshield, turn signals, grille, hood scoops, fender vents and a custom fibreglass body. The end result was ‘a close profile to the original Ferrari’.
In fact, it took around nine months of updating and tweaking to get this car looking like one of those rare Ferraris and as a result of appearing in the evergreen movie, this copy is almost as sought after as the original 1960s Ferrari.
It is powered by a 5.0L V-8 engine with ‘black crinkle-finished valve coves’ and finished with ‘retina-searing’ red paint, with an interior very much of its original era with rich tan upholstery, stylish gauges, ‘inspiring’ switchgear, a period-looking radio and wooden steering wheel.
It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Modena Design and as you might expect, there is some Ferris Bueller’s movie memorabilia included as part of the deal. Oh yes, the deal.
You can bid for this at the Monterey car auction, which takes place between August 23rd – 25th 2018. There are some amazing cars in that auction and all are worth a look if you like your classic cars.
But what isn’t shown for any is a guide price of estimate. I’m taking that as none of the cars coming cheap, not least this one. When the 2010 auction took place, the estimate for that one was £30,000 – £40,000. My guess is that the current one is priced somewhere above that figure. Possibly well above. If you have movie car money, you can always drop the auctioneer a line.