Ferris Bueller replica Ferrari sold

A replica Ferrari 250GT Spyder California from the comedy movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off fetched nearly £80,000 when it went under the hammer at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London.

The glamorous red car, which was expected to be sold for a price between £30,000 and £40,000, attracted an impressive £79,600 - double its estimate - including buyer's premium.

The "ready to drive" car sold at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction was created for the hit 1986 film starring Matthew Broderick as Ferris.

In the classic teen movie, Ferris and his friends decide to bunk off school and have a day of fun. They borrow the replica Ferrari from one of the friend's father.

Auction house Bonhams said Paramount commissioned the building of a replica Ferrari for the movie as existing examples of the car are "very rare and expensive"

Ferrari manufactured only around 100 genuine 250GT Spyder Californias between 1958 and 1963.

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