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Day Off

by habituallychic

04 . 05 . 10

I’m betting that the warmer weather is going to have a lot of people thinking about taking the day off like Ferris Bueller and his friends. If you wait a few more weeks, you can actually do it in the Ferrari from the film!

The car which is actually a replica Ferrari 250GT Spyder California that was specially created for the 1986 movie will be auctioned off by Bonhams in London on April 19th. “Only around one hundred genuine 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963,” Bonhams says. “Existing examples are very rare and expensive so Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes.” If you have an extra $45,000 or so lying around, it can be yours!

Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.
Ferris: It is his fault he didn’t lock the garage.

Cameron: Ferris, my father loves this car more than life itself.
Ferris: A man with priorities so far out of whack doesn’t deserve such a fine automobile.
[Ferris caresses the car in admiration]
Cameron: No. No! Apparently, you don’t understand!
Ferris: [ignoring Cameron] Wow.
Cameron: Ferris, he never drives it! He just rubs it with a diaper!

Sloane: What could happen to it? It’s in a garage.
Cameron: It could get wrecked, stolen, scratched, breathed on wrong… a pigeon could %#$& on it! Who knows?

Sloane: What are we going to do?
Ferris: The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?”
Cameron: Please don’t say were not going to take the car home. Please don’t say were not going to take the car home. Please don’t say were not going to take the car home.
Ferris: [to the camera] If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away?
Ferris: Neither would I.

Ferris: [describing Cameron’s house] The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.

Cameron: [while kicking his father’s car] Who do you love? Who do you love? You love a car!

Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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  1. Emily Heston April 5, 2010 | 8:27 am

    one of the greatest movies!!
    splendid market

  2. Bow Tie Guy April 5, 2010 | 11:27 am


    This is one of my very favorite movies. Ferris’ last statement is something I try to live by. The Modern Traditionalist is always reminding me of this when I get bogged down in the mire. Thanks for putting this up. I intend to depart the office early today, but sadly not in a Ferrari or a replica, just my MINI.


  3. the NEO-traditionalist April 5, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    Such a classic! I think we may have to revisit it tonight, we have the DVD lying around here somewhere. As for the car—the perfect shade of red! If only…
    XO Katie

  4. Casey April 5, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    I thought the original car from FB was hanging in the Planet Hollywood restaurant in the Mall of America, but that restaurant chain went under?

  5. Susan April 5, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    One curiously cool film … and one curiously classy car.

  6. kdnana April 6, 2010 | 1:12 am


    Classic movie. Classic car.

    Love em both.

  7. A Brit Greek April 7, 2010 | 5:49 pm

    OMG – I seriously love this film & I love the car!


    How funny, I recently watched a marathon of 80’s classics, including The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys… Talk about re-living my childhood!