Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California
If there is one movie scene guaranteed to get a gasp out of any man, it is when Cameron accidentally knocks his father’s cherished 250 GT California off its jack and sends it crashing into a ravine. The actual car that they launched was a Modena Spyder California, a well-made replica of the Ferrari, because the original was far too rare to destroy. During the pre-production process director John Hughes had to choose between the Ferrari and a Porsche Turbo, and ultimately went with the former. So would we.