How much would you pay for the Gone in 60 Seconds “Eleanor” Mustang?
The last Eleanor brought $1 million in 2013. Could this one go for even more?
When it comes to famous movie Mustangs, there are two we all know and love: Bullit and Eleanor, and this December you could buy the latter as a Christmas present to yourself. (Or us! Yeah, buy it for us!) The car up for auction at the 2014 Mecum Austin auction on December 12th & 13th, is said to be 1 of 11 1067 Ford Mustang “Eleanors” built for the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds and one of only 3 “hero” cars actually featured with the actors in the film.
Made by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood from designs originally done by the legendary Steve Stanford, Eleanor has a few characteristics that set her apart from other Mustangs. Mecum writes:
The front grille was opened up and filled with simple horizontal bars; this treatment was repeated below in the front valence, which is also fitted with trim tabs and twin driving lights, the latter reminiscent of the 1967 Shelby. There is more Shelby influence in the prominent hood bulge, dual racing stripes, upper and lower side scoops, quick-fill fuel tank filler cap, integrated rear spoiler and Thunderbird-style tail lights. The Eleanor styling package is brought home with bold fender flares and side exhaust (the latter added by Cinema Vehicle Services after filming was complete), Halibrand-style Schmidt 17-inch wheels and distinctive two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint.
Of course, Eleanor doesn’t have some straight-6 the hood either… She comes with:
A Ford Racing 351 CI crate engine with Holley 700 CFM 4-barrel carburetor and high-volume fuel pump, 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction rear end combine for Eleanor-grade performance. A Fluidyne Racing Products aluminum radiator and Total Control front reinforcement braces were critical performance additions.
While auctions are always a crap-shoot, there seems to be some big money being spent at the auction block on movie cars/motorcycles right now. Case in point: some dude just shelled out $1.35 million for “Captain America” from Easy Rider, and it might not even be the real movie bike…
This Eleanor isn’t the 1st of the 3 “hero” cars from the movie to show up at a Mecum auction… The Eleanor thought to be the “main” car used in the film and promo photos sold at Mecum's Indianapolis auction on May 18th, 2013 for a cool $1 million. With this precedent, it’s likely her sister car will bring well into the 6-digits this December. If you’ve got the money, you could be taking Eleanor over the Vincent Thomas Bridge this winter, Nic Cage-style.
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