Ferris Bueller's Ferrari up for auction

A replica Ferrari 250GT California Spyder used in the hit film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' is set to go under the hammer at a collectors' car auction next month.

The car is estimated to fetch between £30,000 and £40,000 – a valuation no doubt buoyed by its starring role alongside Matthew Broderick in the classic eighties movie.

Ferrari only produced around 100 California Spyders, which means they command multi-million pound prices when they occasionally come up for sale. Chris Evans paid over £5m for the original example pictured above.
The replica, reputedly built on an MG chassis, was commissioned Paramount Pictures when the company decided the original car was too expensive to use.

In the film, Bueller persuades his best friend to borrow his father's Ferrari when the pair skip high school for a fairly predictable day of adolescent shenanigans.

Inevitably the prized automobile ends up smashed to pieces when the truants attempt to cover their tracks by 'reversing' miles off the clock.

Fortunately that was only a model – the replica up for auction is said to be in mint condition and ready to drive.

The 250GT is being sold at Bonhams' Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at the RAF Museum at Hendon on April 19th.
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