Car buffs that grew up admiring the sleek red ride from the 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be pleased to know that one of three models featured in the film could be theirs.
There were only three of the 1963 ‘Modena GT California Spyder Californias’ used in the film: one was destroyed, another is displayed at a Planet Hollywood restaurant, and the third was thought to be lost, as reported by Boss Hunting.
However, Modena Design employe Neil Glassmoyer caught wind that a Modena GT Syder was on sale in Southern California.
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Upon inspecting the production stamp that read 001 on the upper suspension mount, he knew it was the real deal and bought it off the owner.
The car recently underwent a body-off restoration by Glassmoyer, according to the car listing on live auction website of collector and classic cars Mecum Auctions, and has only driven 552 miles (888km) since then.
The Modena also comes equipped with a “Retrosound vintage-look radio” with Bluetooth as well as 14 hidden speakers.
“The succulent interior and top boot are swathed with seven hides of rich leather,” the listing states.
“The dashboard is an exquisite looking piece with detailed stitching and wonderful chrome-ensconced gauges stretching halfway from left to right.”
And, just to throw in some sweet extras, you’ll also get movie memorabilia if you win the auction which includes photos, signed build photos, a 1/24-scale model, and a Hot Wheels car.
The car will be auctioned on August 17 on Mecum Auctions and is expected to fetch between US$300,000-US$400,000 (A$443,080-A$590,774).
So if you were looking for a new ride, had a spare $591,000 you were looking to splash and nostalgic for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this could be your next purchase.
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