Looking to add a legendary movie car to your Ferrari collection? One of the 250 GT California replicas that starred in the 1986 hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is coming up for auction this weekend at Barret-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction.
Though a real 250 GT was used for the close up shots of the film, producers needed something they could thrash for the camera—a real $11-million Ferrari wasn’t exactly in budget. So they contracted a firm called Modena Design and Development to build three replicas, this being the first. Another was crashed in that iconic odometer rollback scene (below), and the final car wasn’t completed in time for filming, according to Hagerty.
According to Barrett-Jackson, the car has been treated to a full body-off restoration by Modena Design founder Neil Glassmoyer. Powering the car isn’t a Columbo V-12, but rather a 427 cubic-inch V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor, sending power to the rear wheels via a TKO 500 five-speed manual and a limited-slip differential. The car rides on one-off QA1 adjustable coilovers, independent suspension, and custom 16-inch chrome wire wheels. The tub itself has been upgraded with carbon fiber panels for weight reduction.
Other upgrades installed during the restoration include a Retrosound radio with Bluetooth, a 14-speaker sound system, backed by two Blaupunkt amplifiers. Included with the car is a bunch of memorabilia, including signed build photos, a 1/2-scale model, and a certificate of authenticity from Modena Design and Development.
The car is coming up for sale tomorrow, January 18, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event with no reserve. The last Bueller Ferrari to come up for auction was the number three car, which sold for $407,000 in 2018. Considering this one actually had screen time in the movie, we bet it’ll go for a bit more than that.
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