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Old 04-16-2010, 07:50 PM
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Default This car is SO Choice!!!

The late John Hughes had the pulse of the ‘80s teen generation. The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science became legendary pieces of film, but his masterpiece – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – gave his legacy some high-octane Italian passion.

One of the movie’s stars is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California, which in the movie Bueller describes as “...so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.” The bright red beauty gets used, abused and subsequently destroyed as the movie progresses, making any car-nut weep at the sight of its twisted aluminum and steel.

British auction house Bonhams has one of the surviving movie cars and is putting it on the block during its Motor Cars and Automobilia auction on April 19 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, England. It estimates that the car should fetch somewhere between £30,000-£40,000, and is ready to drive. That’s ridiculously low money for any 250 GT, but there’s a reason...

This car is actually a reproduction, built by the studio during filming to avoid having to destroy one of the 100 original 250 GT Spyder California models that Ferrari built between ’58 and ’63. It’s based on an MG platform and has a fibreglass body, hence the low-ball value. But surely $50,000 for something that looks so pretty can’t be a bad investment, can it?

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