While star cars go under the hammer all the time, it’s rare when a car that starred in a hit movie goes under the hammer. Recently, the 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor” from the 2000 smash movie, Gone in 60 Seconds has been put up for auction. The car will be in Lot S135 at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction, scheduled for May 14-19. 11 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor”‘s were created for the movie. Three were working, fully running cars, and two of these were destroyed during one of the chase scenes.
Mustangs Daily has told us that Cinema Vehicle Services and legendary hot rod builder, Chip Foose, built the cars. Something to note is that Carroll Shelby did build a few GT500 KR’s back in the 1960s that were tweaked even more. They were called “Eleanor.” None remain, but Shelby did say that he built a few.
Key features of the Eleanor up for auction include its centrally-mounted driving lights, unique hood and trunk, and the bulging fender flares. Power comes from a Chevy 350 crate engine, rated at 400 horsepower.
Whoever ends up taking home the Eleanor will be very lucky. They will also go home with a large wad of documentation papers that verify that Cinema Vehicle Services and Chip Foose did actually build the car. Plus, they get a special plaque that has the VIN on it.
I’m sure that bidding for this car will go well into six figures, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it hit seven figures.
It’s probably too late for you to get tickets to the auction, but the kind folks over at Classic Recreations will be happy to build you your very own 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor – for a cool $140,000!
I’m expecting one of my readers to be the top bidder so I can have the Eleanor up for auction as my very own (hint, hint!)! Just pay for the travel costs and the tickets to the auction, and I’ll take care of bidding.