Fake Ferrari that starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is set to fetch $400,000 at auction
The ‘Ferrari’ driven by Ferris Bueller during the most famous truancy in cinema history is expected to fetch around $400,000 when it is auctioned in Florida on March 2.
The car is not an authentic Italian sports car, but one of three or four replicas, accounts vary, that were built specifically for the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Considering that in one of the film’s most iconic scenes, the car shoots out of a window and falls several floors before crashing, it’s understandable why replicas were used.
One of the replica cars driven by Ferris, a 1985 Modena Spyder California, is going for between $350,000 and $400,000 at Bonham’s Amelia Island Auction. It is not clear in which scenes this car was used.
In 2020, a real 1961 GT 250 Ferrari fetched $17 million at auction.
The legendary car that Ferris Bueller drives his girlfriend and best friend to Chicago wasn’t a real Ferrari, but a replica built in California
John Hughes, director of Ferris Bueller, came up with the idea of using replicas after reading about California’s Modena Design & Development in an issue of Car & Driver magazine. The company specialized in building replica cars.
The original script called for a contemporary Mercedes to be the car of choice for Ferris and his friends. When Hughes first called about the company making a replica for the film, she hung up thinking it was a hoax.
Since it was built, the Spyder has had two owners, a Paramount employee who bought it after production, and later a plastic surgeon.
The surgeon accepted the car from the employee in 1989 as payment for services. The whereabouts of the car were unknown at the time as the doctor sold it in the 2000s.
Classic car website Hemmings reported in 2019 that a few years earlier, a Modena employee named Neil Glassmoyer had read about a Spyder for sale in Southern California.
Upon inspecting the vehicle, he found that it was one made for Ferris Bueller thanks to the production markings. Glassmoyer bought the car immediately.
He redesigned the car, replacing the automatic transmission with a manual one, and fitted new brakes and wheels.
The car now features a leather interior, a Ford-made 302cc pushrod V8 engine and a new 16-speaker Blaupunkt stereo. The owner will also receive documentation from Paramount confirming that it was used in production.
The car was owned by a California-based plastic surgeon for years, but was believed missing until 2013
One of the car’s original designers tracked it down and immediately bought it upon realizing it was used in the film
The car is expected to fetch between $350,000 and $400,000 when it goes up for auction in March
The Spyder may be close to hitting the big screen after Deadline reported in August 2022 that Paramount had greenlit a spin-off film, Sam and Victor’s Day Off, which will follow the two parking lot attendants who die in the Original take a spin in the car Movie
When it was made for the film it was given an automatic transmission as star Matthew Broderick could not drive manually at the time.
One of the other cars made for the film is on display at a Planet Hollywood restaurant, while the other, a naked car with no engine, was the one destroyed in the film’s iconic finale. This was also converted and auctioned off in 2022.
The Spyder may be close to hitting the big screen after Deadline reported in August 2022 that Paramount had greenlit a spin-off film, Sam and Victor’s Day Off, which will follow the two parking lot attendants who die in the Original take a spin in the car Movie.
The listing of the car on the auction site doesn’t mention whether putting the car in reverse doesn’t change the mileage. By the way, putting reverse gear in an authentic 1961 Ferrari GT would change the odometer.
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