Jan 7, 2012
Ford Mustang Eleanor the famous star of the movie Gone in 60 Seconds will be sold at auction. The selling price is expected to be approximately £100,000 British pounds (~ $150,000). In this movie, staring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie we also had another famous star: Ford Mustang GT500 1967 Mach 1 named Eleanor. Good news if you liked the movie, especially the car: Coys auction house, United Kingdom, will auction this month one of the seven cars that have survived the shooting.
Ford Mustang Eleanor – 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500
While making this movie 12 1967 Ford Mustang GT500′s were used, but five were killed. The model to be sold is one of the seven lucky ones to have escaped safely from the set and also one of the three specimens that were driven by actors.
The data sheet says that this Mustang Eleanor has under the hood a V8 engine of 5.7 liters instead of 4.7 liters, and was improved by Ford Racing team. Standard braking system could not meet the new requests, so it was replaced. Suspension, fuel tank and exhaust system have been changed to new ones, able to withstand extreme loads.
One thing you should not forget: that car still retains the message “Go baby go” around the red button on the lever, but you will not get Nitro results as seen in the movie. The 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 model known to enthusiasts under the name Ford Mustang Eleanor will be sold at auction on January 14th.
Ford Mustang Eleanor for sale
A total of 12 Ford Mustang Eleanor copies were used to create the famous remake from 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds with Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie. Five were completely destroyed during production and from the remaining seven, only one is in private ownership.
Ford Mustang Eleanor is based on the 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500. This was modified by the famous Chip Foose. The wings were flared and has a Ford V8 under the hood of 351 cubic inch (5.7-liter).
However, this is not the first Eleanor in history. In 1974, when the first Gone in 60 Seconds movie was made, Hollywood used for the first time a Ford Mustang Mach 1 which was named Eleanor. In the 2000 film, the natural choice was still a Mustang, but one built in 1967. In order to transform a Mustang GT500 in a thoroughbred Eleanor, production team turned to designer Chip Foose. The interior was not too far from the standard Shelby version .
The suspension was improved, two large PIAA projectors have been integrated into the radiator grille, the interior is that of a Shelby Mustang with roll bar and oversized tachometer and has 17 inch Schmidt wheels.
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The selling price for Ford Mustang Eleanor is expected to be at least £100,000 British pounds (~ $150,000).