The original 1967 Ford Mustang hero car used in the film Gone in 60 Seconds, dubbed “Eleanor”, will go under the hammer at an upcoming US auction.
Though several cars were built by Cinema Vehicle Services – with assistance from car designer Chip Foose – for the 2000-released movie, Lot S135 at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction is serial number 7RO20179710, the actual “Eleanor” car driven by Nicolas Cage in the cult car film.
Featuring a fibreglass bonnet, boot lid, fender flares, side skirts and side scoops, as well as a nearly-300kW 5.7-litre Ford V8 crate engine, four-speed manual transmission and a side exhaust, the movie car is also fitted with driving lights, 17-inch Schmidt wheels, an Autometer Sport Comp Monster tachometer, fire extinguisher, Go-Baby-Go shift knob button and a switch for activating a nitrous oxide injection system.
Included in the “Eleanor” package – rumoured to tip over the US$100,000 ($96,450) mark – is a certificate of authenticity and a special plaque.
Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic auction takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 14-19.