By DOUG STEWART firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hartford Courant | Fox CT
10:49 AM EDT, June 21, 2013
It's one of the most iconic movie cars of the 1980's, and for the right price, it could be yours.
One of the three Ferrari replicas used in the filming of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," a Modena Spyder California, will be auctioned in August in Monterey, Calif., according to the Mecum Auction website.
And no, it's not the one that went through the glass wall.
Built in the mid 1980's, the replica was assembled by Modena Design and Development in El Cajon, Calif. for the movie. The Modena Spyder California was based on the classic 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder.
Of the three cars produced, one was used mostly as a "hero car," always kept pristine for shots driving around Chicago where the audience would see the full car, according to the Walworth, Wis. auction company. Another car didn't run, and was the one that was pushed through the window. The last car, the one being auctioned, made it's way back to one of the former owners of Modena, Neil Glassmoyer.
Glassmoyer finished a ten year restoration in 2010, according to Mecum. He replaced the original engine with a 500 HP small block 351 c.i. V8 bored and stroked to 427 c.i. It now has a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.
The auction site quotes Glassmoyer: "This car was actually intended for the stunt work, but both saw action, and both wound up with broken front suspension bolts because the big jump scene took nine takes between the two cars.”
What happened to the other two cars? According to Road and Track article published this week, the wrecked car is on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cancun and the other was sold at auction in 2010.
Remember, like Ferris says in the movie: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for awhile, you could miss it."
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