1961 Ferrari GT 250 California Spyder Modena Replica - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Price: - Item location: Hockessin, Delaware, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 600
  • VIN: uponrequest
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 289-302
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Ferrari Other

This Ferrari 250 California Spyder replica is like those seen in the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". Itwas builtby Modena Design & Development in El Cajon, CA. According to the best information, Modena Design was only in business from 1987 through 1989 and one of the approximate 50 that were produced before for the cease and desist from Ferrari. This makes the car recognizable, rare, and an opportunity to acquire a unique and rather unusual piece of Ferrari-related history (for a lot less than the 12-15 million an original will cost you.

A sturdy fiberglass body is fitted on a steel tube and boxframe (not build on another vehicle) with a 289/302 V8 Ford engine built by a speed shop near Baltimore, Tremec 5 speed manual transmission, and Ford rear axle. Disk brakes in the frontand coil over shocks are at all four corners withBoranni-style Daytonknock-off wire wheels with BF Goodrich tires.
Ignition has been updated to an electronic ignition (Petronix)that results in a much more reliable andfast car thatisa pleasure to drive. The period style gauges with convex glass lenseswhere installed and look great.Miles listed is estimate, ebay mandates the field.
For greater drive-ability, a new FiTech fuel injection system was recently installed. It runs very well and improves both cold and hot weather starts.

A Nardi steering wheel complements the interior which is primarily black and currently has Procar Rally seats (older Fiat? style "smaller" seats are available to reupholster if desired). The"roll bar"hoopsare simply bolted in and can be removed ifdesired, they were added to be a sturdy place to add the 3 point shoulder level seat belt mount.

The car was purchasedafter itset unfinishedin agarage outside of Washington DC unfinished for more than 20 years.Over the last 2-3 years, most everything has been redone or replaced (steering rack, column, radiator,wiring harness, etc).
A non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 (US) via PayPal is required within 48 hours of auction close.
Serious inquiries only, no tire kickers please.While restored this is still a custom built car, it is sold as is where is with no warranty stated or implied. The ONLY two forms of payment are a bankwireor cash if picked up inperson. Paypal is for the deposit only, it can't be used for full payment and absolutely NO checks accepted.Bankwire or cashare the only mechanism of payment. Thecar has a clear Delaware title, registered,and will be signed over to new owner upon sale. Willmeet with shipper locally but buyer must arrange all of the details.
Thanks for looking. This car draws tons of attention, be prepared!