Replica Ferrari could fetch £40,000

A replica Ferrari that featured in the hit 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off is expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction.

The movie stars Matthew Broderick as a teenager who decides to skip a day of school and explore the city of Chicago with his friends in a borrowed Ferrari.

It became one of the hits of the year, grossing more than $70 million in the United States and is ranked as a classic teen movie.

Paramount commissioned the red Ferrari 250GT Spyder California replica for the film because the original cars were too "rare and expensive" to be crashed as the script demanded.

Ferrari built only 100 genuine 250GT Spyder California models between 1958 and 1963.

The replica is said to be in a "ready-to-drive" condition and is going under the hammer at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction on April 19 at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London.

It is expected to fetch between £30,000 and £40,000.

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