1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
- 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: GT0001
- 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
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Retro Vintage Sound, Aux Input, Convertible, Leather Seats
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" description
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:
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
Rear Luggage pad re-upholstered in Ferrari tan leather
Rear Storage Pod under luggage pad with battery box
Retro Vintage Sound Head unit, Aux etc
2 x 6.5" Audio Speakers Front
New Electric Window Antenna
Professional wiring and install.
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
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
Custom Performance Dual Exhaust
Custom Performance Dual Muffler & Tips
Aldan American Adjustable Coil-Over Shocks on all four corners
Edelbrock performer Intake Manifold
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
New Chrome Alternator
New Steering Rack
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
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.