Ok so we all know that the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder that starred in the film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was a bit thrashed up during the process of filming.
Yet, a replica of the 1961 250 GT just fetched an impressive $122,000 at Bonham’s in London on Monday, managing to exceed the auction house’s pre-sale estimate of $45,000-$60,000. Just another testament to the power of a classic luxury car.
It would seem that the lucky new owner of this relic found a steal, seeing as how only 55 of the 1961 250 GT were built. Production for this classic Ferrari ended in February of 1963, leaving many potential buyers disappointed. The Ferrari 250 GT made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1960, and is a left-handed driver.
The auction where this classic car was sold was held in spite of recent volcano-related air issues, restricting travel and inconveniencing masses. The winner of the auto auction was a 1938 SS Jaguar 2.5-liter drophead coupe, which fetched a healthy $154,000. Well, some people just love their brands.
Many buyers were feverishly bidding by phone, as they were unable to attend due to the travel restrictions.
Well, we are wondering if we should have purchased this iconic Ferrari, and added it to our fleet of luxury car rentals. After all, who else could say, “hey, do you want to feel like Ferris Bueller for a day? If so, rent our 1961 Ferrari 250 GT!”
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