WANT TO BUY THAT CAR from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
"Ferris Bueller" Ferrari Set for Auction
Ferrari 250GT Spyder California from the Movie Is Actually a Replica;
Expected to Fetch $45,000 or More in April 19 Auction
You have a chance to own an iconic piece of Chicago film history,
if you have at least $45,000 to spare.
Ferris Bueller's Ferrari is going up for auction in London on April 19,
reports CBS station WBBM in Chicago.
Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Auction estimates
that it will go for £30,000-40,000, or roughly $45,000-67,000.
The car works and is ready to drive.
But there is one catch - it's not a real Ferrari.
The car is actually a replica of the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California
that was specially created for the1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
"Only around one hundred genuine 250GT Spyder Californias were created
by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963," Bonhams says.
"Existing examples are very rare and expensive so Paramount chose to commission
and build a replica for filming purposes."
In the movie, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) persuades his friend
Cameron (Alan Ruck) to let them use his father's restored 1961 Ferrari to drive
into Chicago from the suburbs.
They leave the car with two parking attendants, who take it on a joyride
while they're gone.
On their way home, upon noticing that hundreds of miles have been added
to the odometer, Bueller tries to run the car in reverse in hopes that the odometer
will begin taking miles off.
The plan fails, and the car later crashes through a glass wall and ends up in a ravine.
But not to worry.
The auctioneer wants everyone to know that the Ferrari replica up for sale
is not the one that was wrecked and reduced to a husk, MovieLine.com reported.
The auction is scheduled for 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. ET) April 19
at the Royal Air Force Museum in London.