If you were born between 1955 and 1980, it’s all but certain you’ve seen the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at least once. Memorable for several things, including Mia Sara at the peak of her hotness, the John Water’s classic is best remembered for the destruction of a vintage Ferrari 250GT Spyder California.
The Spyder, like most things in Hollywood, wasn’t real. Only 100 or so genuine examples of the Pininfarina-styled roadster were built by Ferrari from 1958 to 1963, so even Paramount Pictures wasn’t going to write off the genuine article. They built several replicas for the movie (including the one destroyed during filming), and Bonhams has one for sale at their upcoming Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia auction. Pre-auction estimate has it going for $45,000 to $60,000 in “ready to drive” condition. Unfortunately, Bonham’s doesn’t list any particular details (like what’s underneath the hood). Interested? The auction will be held on April 19, so plan your trip to the UK quickly.