Ferrari from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ sells for $337K
However, the new owner will not be taking their winning lot for a spin.
By Dean Murray via SWNS
The prop Ferrari featured crashing out of a window in iconic 80s teen movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has sold for $337,500 - and it doesn't even drive.
A replica Ferrari 250 GT California was used in the scene from the 1986 John Hughes film in which nervous teen Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) saw his father's beloved car destroyed.
Real California Spyder models are one of the most desirable classic cars, and can go for over £13m, so producers had a highly detailed copy made by Modena Design & Development.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said: "This 'crash car' was built and used solely for this memorable sequence as it hurled backwards through the glass of Cameron's father's garage falling to the ground below."
Constructed of a fiberglass body bolted to a rolling chassis, the fake Ferrari was kitted out with tan vinyl seats, matte black fiberglass dashboard with instrumentation and a wood-trimmed steering wheel complete with replica "prancing horse" logo at center.
Following production, the car was rebuilt as a display piece. However, the new owner will not be taking their winning lot for a spin.
Heritage Auctions said: "This "car" is a prop and not a functioning automobile. There is no engine or drivetrain present."
The patterned sweater vest worn by lead actor Matthew Broderick throughout the film also fetched $143,750.
His character is seen wearing it in iconic scenes including the Chicago parade where he mimes to the Beatles' "Twist and Shout."
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