Car from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' goes up for auction

July 1, 2013 12:00 AM

One of the most iconic parts of the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" involves a classic sports car made in the image of a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. Three of these replica vehicles were made for the film, all manufactured by Modena Design and Development in California, and soon one of the remaining automobiles will go up for auction during the 2013 Pebble Beach weekend. 

According to AutoBlog, the car - called the Modena Spyder California - should command a significant chunk of change thanks to its ties to the beloved movie. The final decision on the car came down to the Modena Spyder and a Porsche Turbo,with director John Hughes ultimately choosing the Ferrari replica and commissioning several to be made. 

"They gave us four weeks to build the movie cars," said Neil Glassmoyer, founder of Modena Design and Development. "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." 

The remaining Modena Spyder has gone through 10 years of auto repair and will be in top condition when it goes up for auction later this summer. 

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