Ferris Bueller Ferrari 250GT Spyder up for auction at Bonhams


A replica Ferrari made famous in the 1986 classic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has gone on sale – for £30,000.

The convertible red Spyder California was the prize possession of the father of Ferris’ comedy sidekick Cameron Frye.

In the film, Cameron accidentally sends the pristine Ferrari crashing through a glass wall in the property’s pavilion.

The 250GT is a replica of just 100 of the stylish Ferrari’s made between 1958 and 1963.

It is being sold by Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia with a guide price of between £30,000 and £40,000.

Tim Schofield, UK Head of Collectors Motorcars Department at Bonhams auction house said: ”It’s a magnificent prop from the iconic movie.

”A fabulous poster car which can be bought for a mere fraction of an original and has provenance to boot.”

The iconic car featured in the famous 80s teen flick, which tells the story of High School pupil Ferris Bueller.

Ferris – played by actor Matthew Broderick – decides to skip school and spend the day in the city.

He persuades his straight-laced pal Cameron to use his father’s restored 1961 Ferrari 250GT California for transport.

But the car is destroyed on their return when the pair try to turn back the mileage by running it on full-throttle in reverse – sending it crashing through the glass wall.

Due to the vehicles rarity, Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes – with another being used for the scene in which it is destroyed.

It is going on sale at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at 11am on April 19th at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London.


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