Iconic Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off sells for thousands but you can’t even drive it
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The iconic Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off sold for thousands at an auction but the buyer won't even be able to drive it.
The classic 1986 comedy saw high school slacker Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) determined to have a day off from school with his friends by all means necessary.
Check out the legendary trailer below:
After calling in sick, Bueller borrows his friend's (Alan Ruck) Ferrari 250 GT California belonging to his strict father.
The replica convertible was used in the infamous crash scene where the nervous teen stands up to his mean dad.
With it being one of the most famous Ferraris of all time, you wouldn't be half surprised that it would sell for a massive sum at an auction house.
However, the 'car' sold by Heritage Auctions, actually happens to just be a prop and 'not a functioning automobile'.
"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," the auction house explains.
"Following production, the car was rebuilt as a display piece.
"It consists of a fiberglass body bolted to a rolling chassis with cosmetically finished interior with tan vinyl seats, tan carpeting, matte black fiberglass dashboard with instrumentation and wood-trimmed steering wheel replete with replica 'prancing horse' logo at center.
"Tires are mounted on chrome wire wheels. There is no engine or drivetrain present.
"Being a prop, the hood has no hinges and rests in place. Both door latches are present but need adjustment.
"The trunk lid lacks a latch. The front right headlight lens is present, but is cracked and remains loose; the rear passenger side taillight lens is missing."
So the non-driving car reportedly sold for a whopping $337,000, which is absolutely bonkers.
"Chrome trim and side mirror exhibit pitting and oxidation," the description of the prop car reads.
"The vinyl seats were reupholstered and the red paint was re-sprayed following production.
"Paint exhibits minor nicks with a 3" x 1" section of missing paint on the hood. Three D-rings are installed behind the seats with a steel support mount beneath the hood for the purpose of hanging for display.
"Presents very well. The Ferris Bueller "Ferrari" has developed a cult following since the film was released and remains one of the most recognizable cars in the world."