One Of The Best Movie Cars Of All Time Hit The Theaters 30 Years Ago Today

When it comes to iconic movie cars, the 1980s were a goldmine: Back to the Future’s DeLorean, Sixteen Candles’ Porsche 944, and of course: the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Thirty years ago today, Cameron’s dad’s untouchable, rare Ferrari hit the theaters.

It’s the car we’ve all wanted to take ourselves and hoon mercilessly. It’s so pretty. It’s too pretty. It all but deserves to be un-prettied at the protagonists’ hands.


Okay, maybe not un-prettied out the window, but you know what I mean.

Here’s your daily reminder that you’re old, eighties kids: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off just turned 30 (and so did I).

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Stef Schrader

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.