Move over Bullitt, there's another iconic Mustang movie car heading to auction through Mecum in Kissimmee, Florida. It's been almost 20 years since the 2000 remake of Gone In 60 Seconds made its box office premier, but the iconic 1967 Shelby GT500 from the movie – aka, Eleanor – has become one of the most recognizable movie cars of all time, and this film-used hero car will be up for auction next month.
As a main attraction, this Mustang will cross the auction block early on Saturday, January 11th to get the excitement building, and this car is sure to bring a big crowd with deep pockets. Anyone can go out and get an officially licensed Eleanor Mustang for under $200,000, but an actual hero from the movie is definitely going to bring in some big bids.
This car was one of 11 Shelby GT500 clones built for the movie by Cinema Vehicle Services wearing identical Pepper Gray paint jobs with Black racing stripes, but don't worry, this one wasn't used for any of the intense jump scenes. Instead, it was used as the "Dream Car" being filmed in chase scenes in the ship yard, L.A. River and throughout the city.
As if its life wasn't pampered enough already, this 1967 Ford Mustang fastback is fresh off a rotisserie restoration, which was also completed by Cinema Vehicle Services. Under the hood, this Eleanor is rocking a blueprinted 351 CID V8 that has been beefed up with aluminum heads, Edelbrock intake, roller camshaft, MSD ignition and headers with side-exit exhaust. No word on power output, but the nitrous system brings an extra 100-125 horsepower to the party. The Tremec TKO five-speed manual and positraction rear end with 3.70 gears help lay down all that power, while the Wilwood disc brakes makes sure this car can still stop on a dime.
This movie-used Eleanor has just 90 miles on the odometer since it was fully restored, and most of the miles were spent doing burnouts for a publicity video, which you can see below.
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