... only to later destroy it, presumably leading to Cameron's offscreen murder.
Well now this paragon of automotive excellence could be yours. Yup, the Ferris Bueller car is going up for auction at a gala the weekend of August 23. The only problem is that it's ... not a great car.
Despite how awesome it looked in the movie, Cameron's dad's Ferrari wasn't a Ferrari at all, but what's known as a "replicar" -- a Ferrari-like body on top of surprisingly mundane innards. Even back when the movie was made, the car wouldn't work right. According to actor Alan Ruck, the car was "a piece of crap" that was "universally hated by the crew." The scene wherein Ferris drops the car off at the parking garage had to be filmed "a dozen times" -- not because John Hughes was some kind of Kubrickian perfectionist, but because the faux-Ferrari just wouldn't start.