There just aren’t that many fine examples of the 1967 Ford Mustang GT500, well, ones that were featured in the ‘Gone In 60 Seconds’ movie remake in 2000. We have seen the famous Eleanor GT500 go up for auction, one of the 11 total made for the movie, catching a hammer price of a cool $1 million. This time around, car number 7 of 11 built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood, CA, the hero car that drives off into the sunset – just before the crusher, heads to the auction block to fetch its share of a lucky son-of-a-gun’s off-shore banking account. What will it get? You must wait a month or so to find out via a Mecum Auction.
UPDATE: The 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), fails to sell at the auction.
This 1967 Ford Mustang is number 7 of 11 “Eleanor” versions built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood, California, for the 2000 remake of the original 1974 cult classic “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The car is one of only three used in scenes involving the cast of Gone, which included Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie, and it incorporates the now-famous design features originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford. 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. 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. The car is further equipped with air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes, a Lecarra steering wheel and Auto Meter Sport Comp tachometer. Designated by CVS as car number 7 in the series, this trend-setting movie star car comes with a letter of authenticity from Cinema Vehicle Services founder and president Ray Claridge.
– Hero Car from the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds
2013 Auction – Eleanor Hero Car Sells at Mecum for $1 Million