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Ferris Bueller's Day Off car sold

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A red sports car created for cult adolescent film Ferris Bueller's Day off was bought at auction for £80,000 - double its guide price.

The replica Ferrari was created for the film, in which a youngster played by Matthew Broderick decides to bunk off school for the day to have some fun and excitement.

The car is ready for the road and was expected to be bought for between £30,000 and £40,000.

But after much interest, it went for £79,600, including buyer's premium.

The comedy movie follows Ferris and his pals as they borrow the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California from his best friend's father.

The film grossed more than $70 million (£45.6 million) in the United States.

Existing examples of the genuine car are "very rare and expensive" so Paramount chose to commission and build a replica for filming purposes, auction house Bonhams said.

Only around 100 250GT Spyder Californias were created by Ferrari between 1958 and 1963.

It was sold at Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London.

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