The Replica Ferrari Modena GT Spyder California From Ferris Bueller's Day Off Is Going to Auction (Updated)

Heads up, eighties film fans: the car from one of the most iconic movies of the decade is going up for auction, and you could be the next lucky owner. That’s right. The not-really-a-Ferrari GT California from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off can be your love and your passion, too.

If you happen to find yourself at the Monterey auction on August 23-25, the ‘85 Modena is going up for sale. You can check out the listing on Mecum’s website. Yes, this is most definitely 100 percent one of the cars used in the film. There were only three of these featured in Ferris Bueller, one of which doesn’t run. This, my friends, is one that does.

But as everyone knows, it’s not a real Ferrari: CNET Roadshow describes it as a tubeframe job wearing a fiberglass shell with a Ford small-block V8 under the hood. That’s why it’s listed as a 1985 Modena GT Spyder California and not, you know, a 1961.


Even if it’s not real, it looks and sounds beautiful. If you want to see it in action yourself, Normal Guy Supercar on YouTube went over to check it out in person, and it’s a damn interesting video. Live vicariously through the video’s host as you dip under the hood and go for a spin.

As they mention, you’re not only getting a beautiful car with a mere 1520 miles on it and a place in the Smithsonian Historical Vehicle Association Hall of Fame, but it’s coming loaded with movie memorabilia, too. The car is estimated to sell for $250,000-300,000. Forget that house you were looking at; this is way more important.

If you do head out to the auction and bring this bad boy home, just make sure you lock up your garage when you get back.

Correction: As several of you pointed out, our gasoline-addled brains failed to mention that the movie car is not in fact a real Ferrari, but famously a replica. But it’s still neat and fun, so we hope it goes to a good home.

Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.

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