• Sep 28th 2010 at 7:58PM
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eBay Find of the Day: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder – Click above for high-res image gallery

One of our favorite cars on the planet, and perhaps in the known galaxy, is the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. This love affair is easily traced back to one Mr. Ferris Bueller and his Most Excellent Day Off. Sure, the car used in that movie was a Ford V8-powered kit car (oh, the delicious irony of that!) but the looks were there and they seared a lasting impression on our retinas and in our hearts. If one were to pop up on eBay, we would surely be ready to buy it – wait, scratch that because one IS on eBay with a current bid of $600,000 and an unmet reserve. This one's a little rich for our blood but a steal for anyone out there...with the means.

This particular example is not your standard one-of-50-or-so-produced classic Ferrari 250 GT dream machines. This happens to be one of the nine aluminum-bodied competition cars. It also features the Tipo 508 D frame, which was an improvement over the less-stiff Tipo 508 C. The car has an interesting history as well. The son of the second owner was driving it home from a fishing trip in Florida when he was run off the road and landed between two bridge abutments. The body of the car was lightly damaged and some side body panels were fixed using steel instead of the original alloy material.

Since the car is not a perfect specimen, it just might be ripe for the picking. It certainly looks amazing, is original with the exception of the repaired panels and it represents an amazing period in the Ferrari timeline. The mileage is listed at 52,000 and we would love to help someone put a few more on the clock. We'll even bring our copy of "Beat City" by The Flowerpot Men. Check out the auction for yourself over at eBay Motors and then a look through the gallery below. Finally, don't forget to take a peek after the jump for a clip of some Ferris Bueller Ferrari action highlights.

PS: anyone who posts video of the car being destroyed will be banned (no, not really) – it's been years since we watched that scene but our hearts simply cannot take another viewing.

[Source: eBay Motors, Motorator]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      "don't worry about it, I don't even have a piece of sh!t, I have to envy yours"... just classic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.

      If I owned that car, I would do nothing but briskly run it around a track all day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      When Cameron was in Egyptland...
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's so choice.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's an understatement :p
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am very surprised that someone would sell a world-class automobile such as this on eBay. (I am an eBay seller and I hate the company and their customer service.)

      Other than that, I LOVE the car. It is an absolute classic and the lack of side vents makes it look so sleek and original. I see this car going for 2-3 million dollars, as it most likely would at an RM Auction event or one like it. There is such a large market for collectible Ferraris, and never have I seen one of this caliber sell on eBay. I have been checking on the car several times a day, and I am curious if it will sell for higher than market price because of the easy access to eBay that this lot offers.

      What does everybody else estimate the selling price to be?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bamp, bamp. Ohhh. Yeah. Ohhhhhhh, Yeahhhhhh!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hows does Cameron fit in the back?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a beauty! It looks way classier than the new California.

      Worth buying if you have the means, to enjoy and as an investment as it will be worth more and more as the years go by.
      • 4 Years Ago
      well, at least its worth more then a slightly used Veyron
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks a bit like the Jaguar E-Type from the front.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Definitely one of the most attractive Ferrari's of all time.

      Although i do rate the 250GTO and (maybe) the 355 above it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        355? Testarossa is way better looking than that. This is a gorgeous car - but I like the 250
        GT better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the movie car was MGB-based (I thought I remembered reading that somewhere).
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