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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by El Guapo, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. El Guapo

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    #1 El Guapo, Sep 10, 2005
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  2. Scuderia_Ferrari

    Scuderia_Ferrari Formula Junior

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    Ferrari 250 GT California.
     
  3. spang308

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    Actually I believe it was a 250 California Spyder replica.

    John
     
  4. scuderia15

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    it has to be cause what film maker would be dumb enough to launch out of a window if it was real.. lol
     
  5. dbw

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    mcburnie?mcburnie?mscburnie...anyone?....
     
  6. TestaRoasta

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    a 1961 model
     
  7. andrewg

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    Modena Design and Research, Ferrari 250 California spider replica
     
  8. Anteriore

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    A total fake, not a Ferrari.
     
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  10. KennyH

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    Built on a 240z (or 280z, I don't remember) chassis.
     
  11. El Wayne

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    #11 El Wayne, Sep 10, 2005
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    First, I suggest you do a search for more detailed information as this is a subject that comes up at least once every couple of months. The car was a Ford-powered replica designed by Mark Goyette and called the "Modena Spyder."

    Precision Design & Engineering purchased the design and rights to Goyette's replica and were marketing it as the "CalSpyder" up until not long ago. I was going to post a link to their site (www.calspyder.com) for you, but apparently it's no longer operational.

    In addition to the Goyette replica, there are also four still images used in the film that some claim to be of an actual Spyder California (or a Ferrari-based replica). They are:
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  12. ferrari4evr1

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    A fake (kit) california spyder.........
     
  13. chaa

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    The replica did the 250 California profile no harm at all in fact . The same is to be said about the black replica Daytona spider that was used in Mimai Vice.
     
  14. otaku

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    Yeah it was a kit car. I saw the real thing going for unknown price on ferrari usa site under the marketplace selling in cali
     
  15. DN35

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    Fake. And that Ferris Bueller was a selfish little sh*t wasn't he? His friend Cameron should have kicked his ***, and taken his 'ho.
     
  16. Artvonne

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    The Planet Hollywood restaurant at the Mall of America, here in Minnesota, had one hanging from the ceiling. It was a fake, and as said in an earlier post by Wayne, it was a Modena Spyder replica. The restaurant would always try to pawn it off as a real Ferrari, until you pointed out the obvious fiberglass body. Then they would try to pawn it off as the real car from the movie, but if I recall there were more than a couple cars used, and the truth was that it was just another replica and had never been anywhere near the movie as far as I could find. It was simply a copy, of the copy that was used in the movie. No Ferrari's were harmed in the making of that movie. But back when the movie was fresh out, how many of us lost our breath when he kicked the car, and then it came down off the stands and crashed outside. Sure looked real.
     
  17. RacerX_GTO

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    Ferrari's in movies:

    http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Ferrari.html

    I remember the silver 250 Spyder in the Pink Panther ended up in a wreck scene as well. I don't know if the used the real one given the car was brand new when it was filmed.
     
  18. Gharagozloo

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    I am interested in purchasing one of well-made replicas. Any leads? Thanks
     
  19. El Wayne

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    It was a series II 250 GT PF Cabriolet, s/n unknown (to me, at least).
     
  20. tatcat

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    just put my qv in my bud's shop for a repaint. my son in law called just after dropping it off, so i call the shop and no answer. the first thing to pop into my head is ferris buller, when they parked in the garage and the two guys took the for a "drive".
     
  21. Gary48

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    Ferris's car was a fake that had a 289 Ford motor in it and the sound was dubed in from who knows what? It was for sale about two years ago for $35,000.
     
  22. dbw

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    it wasn't really ferris's car..it was cameron's dad's....

    i'm pretty sure tom mcburnie [now thunder ranch-550 spyder kitcars] made the original miami vice-mobile....
     
  23. Indigo

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    That was our car and it had a 5.0 Mustang motor in it. It was made buy a company called Modena. After driving that car around for a few days it was a blast. More looks then anything on the road. We sold the car to a guy in Kansas City and it is actually at a dealer now who is asking $65,000 for the car. Mainly using it for decoration.
     
  24. henkie

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    Just saw the dvd a few days ago. Still like it a lot. In those days (when I was 18/20 years old) I adored the John Hughes movies...
     
  25. MondialTCab

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    That would be the director...and yes, they are of a real car. The rest were all of the replica...
     

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