Ferris Bueller did.
That’s not something the majority of people will ever have to worry about. But this glorious 1961 Ferrari 250GT California Spider (yes, the same one from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) is crossing the auction block at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy this month. That means one well-heeled individual will have to give it some thought. Last year, a 1961 SWB model fetched almost $15 million, and this immaculate, numbers-matching model should command the same sort of money.
Penned by Pininfarina and Scaglietti, only 56 Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spiders were made, the majority of which were exported to the US. This is one of the 16 that came with an open-headlight design, making it an even rarer proposition, and spent its entire life in Europe. In 2007, the current owner sent the car to Maranello for a complete restoration, which included all mechanical systems being rebuilt and a new shade of Blu Scuro being applied over a Pelle Beige interior. The restoration was complete in 2010, and the California Spider has since go on to win a host of concours events. Let’s just hope the lucky guy who buys it isn’t too scared to drive the $20 million rolling work of art.