1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Price: US $265,000.00 Item location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ferrari
  • Model: 250 GT
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: California Spyder "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 431
  • VIN: 3104293755
  • Color: Milano Red
  • Engine size: 302 5.0L
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 5 Speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Ferrari Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Retro Vintage Sound, Aux Input, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder "Ferris Buellers Day Off"

A beautifully restored 1961 Ferrari 250 California Spyder which was builtby Modena Design & Development inEl Cajon,CA, the company that created the iconic car for the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

Modena Design & Development was in business from 1986 through 1988 and this GT 0001 was the first production car produced of the approximate 52 cars that were produced and has been authenticated by Mr. Neil Glassmoyer, President of Modena Design & Development. This makes the car recognizable, rare, and an opportunity to acquire a unique and rather unusual piece of Ferrari-related history & American popular culture. In March 2018 the Modena California Spyder was added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history. (HVA)

A custom fiberglass body fitted on a custom rectangular steel tube and boxframe with a 302 V8 Ford engine rebuilt with only 431 miles on it, mated to a Tremec 5 speed manual transmission, and Ford rear axle. Disk brakes in the frontand coil over shocks at all four corners withBoranni-style, Daytonknock-off wire wheels with BF Goodrich tires.

The ignition has been updated to an electronic ignition (Petronix)that results in a much more reliable classic car thatisa pleasure to drive with other modern updates to accompany the period style gauges with convex glass lenses. A wooden steering wheel complements the interior which is primarily finished in classic Ferrari tan with a black leather dash board, center console also with period correct toggle switches. The manual windows were converted to electric power windows and new tempered glass. The doors are the steel inners with the outside door in fiberglass whilst the trunk is also steel, the rest of the body is fiberglass.

This California Spyder is a blast to drive with its comfort, performance and style and be prepared to noticed...

The Following list has been done to my California Spyder:

Interior:

Seats re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather with piping.

Front Kick Panels re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather

Custom made to fit, Wool Carpeting throughout & two tone beading.

Sound deadener Dynamat & padding thru out under carpet.

New Convertible Top & Boot in Ivory Black

Aluminum door sills polished

Door panels re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather with pocket

Original dash recovered in black leather

New Dash Top Mirror

Wooden Steering Wheel

Tilt Steering Column

New Shifter Boot Tan leather

New Black Leather Shift Knob

New Emergency Brake Boot Tan Leather

New Lap Seat Belts

Electrical replaced and tested

New Electric Window Motors & Switches

Center Console re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather

Console Recovered black leather with Lucas Toggle switches, Lights, Fog Lights, Wiper Switch & Fan

New Radiator Dual Push Fan for warmer climates if necessary

New Inside Door Handles

Classic Gauges, Speedometer, Tachometer, Oil, Fuel, Temp, Volts & Clock

New Weather Stripping

New Surround Rubber Weather Seal

New Trunk carpeted and new rear panels

New upper Trunk weather stripping

New trunk prop

Front Windscreen Rubber Seal

Aluminum Pedals

Rear Luggage pad re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather

Rear Storage Pod under luggage pad with battery box

Stereo System:

Retro Vintage Sound Head unit, Aux etc

2 x 6.5" Audio Speakers Front

New Electric Window Antenna

Professional wiring and install.

Exterior:

Paint Color - Milano Red

15” Boranni-style Daytonknock-off wire wheels

205/60/15 BF Goodrich tires

Rear Bumper Re-chromed

Front Bumper Re-chromed

New license plate lights

Headlight trim is cast aluminum

New Hood Scoop Bezel & steel Mesh

Polished Front Grill

Polished side grills & steel Mesh

New Door Glass Tempered

New Outer door handles

New Modena Badge Rear

(Sale includes Grill, Hood, Horn & Trunk Ferrari Badges for those who wish to install, As per photo).

New Made in England Chrome Fender Mirrors x 2

New Euro Fog Lights

New Front & New Rear Euro Lights

Engine Compartment:

Ford 302cu. in. (5.0L)

Rebuilt 302 engine - Speed shop Baltimore

Tremec 5 speed transmission rebuilt

Ford Rear Axle

New Straight Shifter

New Adjustable Clutch

Distributor & Cap

Pertronix Ignition

Performance Coil

Custom Performance Dual Exhaust

Custom Performance Dual Muffler & Tips

Aldan American Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks on all four corners

Edelbrock performer Intake Manifold

Performance Headers

Valve Covers polished

Valve Cover Gaskets

Engine Bay Stainless side panels

All external lights tested

New Aluminum Triple Core Radiator

Radiator Hose upper and lower

2 Radiator Caps (inc Tank)

Aluminum Overflow Tank

Electric Pull Radiator fan

Dual Electric Radiator Push Fans /interior manual switch

Fuel Tank cleaned

Electric Rear Fuel Pump

Water Pump

Chrome Pulleys

New Chrome Alternator

New Steering Rack

Steering linkage

Steering Column

New Brake Master Cylinder

New Brake Booster

Fitech Go Street 400hp EFI / Replacement to Carburetor

New Air Filter

New Air Filter

New Spectre Aluminum Air Cleaner ( Aligned Direct air from scoop)

Filters, Oil, Valve breathers

New Inline Fuel Filter

Performance Plug Wires & Shields

Spark Plugs

New Belts

New Optima Car Battery

Sway bar bushings

Complete Front Brake - rotors, bushings, calipers, caliper brackets, hoses

Lower and upper control arm parts

Rear 4 link new bushings

Underside is rubber coated, clean & Detailed

Original Serial Tag with Modena Tag supplied by Mr Neil Glassmoyer


**Arizona Title as 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Modena

**Realistic offers will be considered.

**Feel free to call me and ask any questions at (310) 429-3755 or send me a message.

**Buyer is responsible for shipping. Car is sold as is where is and Sale is Final, No warranty, nor is any implied in the auction. Thank you so much and happy bidding!!!

** Car is also for sale locally and we reserve the right to end auction early should it sell.