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In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," before taking a daylong joyride with a rare sports car, the title character asks, "If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away? Neither would I."
Ferris did not heed his best friend's pleas to return the Ferrari. But, in real life, Matthew Broderick, who played Ferris in the 1986 cult classic, might not have driven it in the first place.
While Ferris famously described the car as "choice," Broderick has some choice words for the faux (hold that thought) 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder, which will be put up for auction in London by Bonhams on April 19.
That's right, the car in question is not actually a 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spyder. In reality, it's an MG that was modified to resemble the GT. Or, as Broderick calls it, "a kit car."
"We had a real Ferrari that we looked at in the garage, but when we drove, it was not real, and that's what this is," Broderick told New York Magazine at the opening night of Broadway's "The Addams Family."
Broderick went on to describe what the future owner can enjoy. "My memory of that car is that it often didn't start. That's all I remember." He continued, "Which I probably shouldn't say; I don't want to bring the price down. But, uh, it was unreliable, that car."
The auction house is hoping that the car will go for between $45,000 and $60,000. In 2008, an actual 1961 Ferrari California Spyder sold at auction for just under $11 million.
But, I'm sure the newly employed Californian radiologist would rather have the real thing.