6. Ferrari 250 GT California - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
For Ferris Bueller, the 250 GT California was the epitome of cool. For many of us, it still is – its gorgeous lines, beautifully crafted engine and intense Italian charisma are enough to charm the pants off almost any petrolhead.
The 250 GT remains one of the world’s most desirable cars and one sold for more than $15m in February 2015. The 3.0-litre V12 produced around 275bhp when new and only 55 were produced in total.
Ferrari’s 250 line of cars is one of their most successful ranges in the famous brand’s early history. Various cars with 250 badges were built between 1953 and 1964, and included modes like the 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ (a name that has since been revived in the shape of the F12 tdf) and the 250 GT Lusso.
Other than the California, the most famous car to hold that iconic namesake is the 250 GTO. The GTO (short for “Gran Turismo Omologato”) was built as a homologation model to let Ferrari compete in a specific racing series, but the high performance derivative quickly became a classic and one of Ferrari’s most lusted-after cars. In 2013, the 250 GTO blew the California out of the water in terms of its record auction price - one was sold for more than $38m.
Top 10 greatest movie cars of all time
- • 10. Cadillac Miller Meteor Ambulance - Ghostbusters
- • 9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- • 8. Ford Falcon XB - Mad Max
- • 7. Volkswagen Beetle - Herbie, The Love Bug
- • 6. Ferrari 250 GT California - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- • 5. Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me
- • 4. Ford Mustang GT Fastback - Bullitt
- • 3. Mini Cooper - The Italian Job
- • 2. DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future
- • 1. Aston Martin DB5 - James Bond: Goldfinger
- 1IntroductionWe asked readers to vote on their favourite movie cars of all time and these are the results...
- 210. Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance - GhostbustersWhen we first saw the Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance/hearse cross in Ghostbusters, it was a rusty black wreck of a thing.
- 39. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Chitty Chitty Bang BangNot only does Chitty Chitty Bang Bang look brilliant, but it also (spoiler alert!) flies!
- 48. Ford Falcon XB - Mad MaxIn this case, we’re talking about the star car from the original Mad Max, not Fury Road.
- 57. Volkswagen Beetle - Herbie, The Love BugAs the only car on this list that has a mind of its own, the affectionately named Herbie stole millions of hearts when it was first seen on screens in 1968.
- 66. Ferrari 250 GT California - Ferris Bueller's Day Off - currently reading
- 75. Lotus Esprit S1 - James Bond: The Spy Who Loved MeOne of two Bond cars to make this list, the Lotus Esprit wasn’t the fastest car Bond had, or the most desirable.
- 84. Ford Mustang GT Fastback - Bullitt
- 93. Mini Cooper - The Italian JobThe success of the Mini showed no signs of slowing down during the sixties – not only was it a fashion icon owned by celebrities, but it was cheap and practical enough to be popular with families.
- 102. DeLorean DMC-12 - Back to the Future
- 111. Aston Martin DB5 - James Bond: Goldfinger