1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
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Cameron's Dad's Ferrari from Ferris Bueller up for sale (again)

The 250 GT California that made two valets very happy in the movie is up for sale again. If you have ever wanted it, now is your chance.
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An iconic car from an iconic movie is up for sale again. This is a car that comes around for sale pretty regularly. If you have always dreamed of replicating Ferris Bueller’s day off, it is a must buy for you. Although not an actual Ferrari, it does have serious cache. On Saturday August 17th, you will have the chance. The Mecum auction in Monterey California will have the car for sale. You will want to bid on will be Lot S163.

We will let Cameron explain his father’s car; “It’s a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Less than 100 were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love. It is his passion.” To which Ferris replies “It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.” Indeed, the car made the movie and had the garage been locked there would have been a lot less fun.

There were three cars built for the movie. As you know, one was wrecked in the fall from the back of the glass garage. This car may be the remaining survivor built by Neil Glassmoyer of Modena Design and Development at the direction of filmmaker John Hughes. In a Mecum press release today Glassmoyer said “They gave us four weeks to build the movie cars. I always say we built two and a half cars; two were interchangeably used as Hero and stunt cars and one was a rolling fiberglass shell that was used in the destruction scene. This car was actually intended for the stunt work, but both saw action, and both wound up with broken front suspension bolts because the big jump scene took nine takes between the two cars.” Mr. Glassmoyer will be at the auction to speak to prospective buyers.

If you have always dreamed of this car, it might make sense to buy the replica. The 250 GT California is one of the most sought after vehicles on Earth. There are few drivable cars left that can command as high a price as a real 1961. Most of the others are also Ferraris. The real version of this car recently sold for $11,275,000. If you do get the car be sure to pick up Sloan at school.

Psst. Can you name the make of the other car in the garage in the photo above?

Video and still image courtesy of Youtube.com and Sam Kolovson


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