A replica of the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California specially created for the 1986 Paramount hit film Ferris Bueller's Day Off sold at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction, yesterday (April 19).
Only around 100 genuine 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963. Existing examples are very rare and expensive so Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes.
The gleaming red replica car, estimated in this auction at £30,000-40,000, revved all the way to £79,600, including buyer's premium.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, voted by readers of Total Film magazine the 23rd greatest comedy of all time, follows Ferris and two of his friends skipping high school for a day and borrowing the Spyder California from one of their fathers.
The sale took place at the RAF Museum, Hendon, UK.