Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cameron's Dad's Car sells for $4.5M

This is not the actual car from the Ferris Bueller's Day Off, its the wrong year too, but you can see that it is quite similar to the notorious red Ferarri that Ferris Bueller convinces Cameron to loose from his father's one-car museum. Obviously the car in the movie, at least the one that is destroyed, was a replica.

From Wikipedia:

250 GT California Spyder LWB
Designed for export to America, the 1957 250 GT California Spyder was Scaglietti's interpretation of an open-top 250 GT. Aluminum was used in the hood, doors, and trunk lid, with steel specified elsewhere for most models, though a few aluminum-bodied racing versions were also built. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with up to 240 hp (179 kW). All used the long 2600 mm chassis. About 45 were made before it was replaced by the SWB version in 1960, a fact mentioned by Cameron Frye in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day off." This film made that car famous. Since a replica of one of these called a "Modena" appeared in the 1980's as Cameron's father's dream car in
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Ferrari 250 GT California may be the most widely recognized of the various models produced.

This particular example sold at auction for $4.5 Million

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