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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari replica shines up for Monterey auction

The iconic red Modena roadster will cross the block at Mecum's Monterey auction in August.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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If this were an actual vintage Ferrari 250 GT California, it would be worth many millions of dollars.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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But that doesn't mean this isn't a special and iconic car in its own right.

This 1985 Modena GT Spyder California replicar is one of three cars featured in the John Hughes' movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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This particular Modena features a 5.0-liter Ford small-block V8 with four downdraft carburetors and a five-speed manual transmission.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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Built by Modena Design and Development, this replica Ferrari wasn't built in Italy, it's the product of El Cajon, California.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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The interior features tan leather, a period-look radio and a wood-rimmed wheel.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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The engine features black crinkle-finish valve covers.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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In April, the Modena GT became just the 22nd inductee into the Smithsonian's Historical Vehicle Association Hall of Fame.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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This is Chassis No. 0003 of just three cars built.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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The Modena GT heads to the block at Mecum's big auction in Monterey in August.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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Period-look gauges dominate the dashboard

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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The Modena GT's frame is made of rectangular steel tubing.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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A nine-month refresh/update was carried out by Neil Glassmoyer, president of Modena Design.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferrari 250 GT California replica - Modena Spyder
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This car last sold at auction  -- also with Mecum -- in 2013. It realized $235,000 -- well above the price you'd expect for a replica, but well below the price of an actual Ferrari.

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