A replica of the Ferrari 250GT California Spyder specially created for the 1986 Paramount hit film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ is to be sold at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at 11am on 19th April at the RAF Museum, Hendon.
Given the rarity and price of an original Cal Spyder, Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes. The film follows Ferris and two of his friends skipping high school for a day and borrowing the Spyder California from one of their fathers. A young Matthew Broderick stars as Ferris who fakes illness to miss school, and convinces his girlfriend Sloane and his best friend Cameron to have a day of fun before they head off to their different colleges. The Dean of the school doesn’t believe Ferris’ deception and also becomes embroiled in their adventures. The film, starring this iconic car, was a huge hit (grossing over $70million in the US) and Broderick was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
The replica Ferrari is estimated to sell for £30,000-40,000. Other sale highlights include a Concours 1939 SS Jaguar 2½-litre Three-Position Drophead Coupé (£90,000 – 110,000), 1968 AC 428 Coupé by Frua (£50,000 – 70,000), a stable of Bentleys which include 1997 Bentley Continental T (£45,000 – 55,000) and a 1962 Bentley S3 LWB (£35,000 – 40,000).
Tim Schofield, UK Head of Collectors Motorcars Department comments, “As always we have a varied sale this year, with 60 cars and around 300 lots of automobilia catering for all tastes and pockets.”