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The Ferrari From ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Heads To The Auction Block (Video)

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California to be auctioned (Image: Mecum Auctions via DigitalTrends)

 Remember that 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California that was the love and passion of Cameron Frye’s father, who spent three years restoring it? That is, until it ended up at the bottom of a ravine.

Thankfully, the star car wrecked from the classic 1980’s teen flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off wasn’t an actual 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Otherwise, that would’ve likely put the film way over budget and made the automaker very upset, among many others.

Instead, it was one of three replica cars built specifically for this movie and used for filming. And one of those cars will be hitting the Mecum Auctions in August during the 2018 Monterey Car Week.

Built by Modena Design and Development out of El Cajon, California, Paramount Studios commissioned the firm to build the movie cars, which resulted in the 1985 Modena GT Spyder California, as they called it.

[A photo gallery of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California for auction is on the DigitalTrends page.  The video below is some of the Ferrari scene from the movie]   [su_button url=”https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/the-ferrari-from-ferris-buellers-day-off-heads-to-the-auction-block/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-brief” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#008AC6″ size=”2″ icon=”icon: arrow-right” icon_color=”#f8f9fa”]Continue reading [/su_button]


Digital Trends, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 22, 2018

Video from YouTube/Gerry Duong