"Eleanor" Gone in 60 Seconds movie car up for grabs

One of the original "Eleanor" Ford Mustangs as featured in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds is due for auction in Indianapolis next month.

Only eleven examples were made for the 2000-remake movie; only three ever worked and two "Eleanors" were destroyed on set during filming.
But the car coming up for auction next month is the real deal – the "hero" car as used by the film's star Nicholas Cage in close-ups and in promotional duties.

Although based on modified Ford Mustang fastback replicas rather than the full-fat, rare Shelby Mustangs, the Eleanor Mustangs still packed a punch with a 400bhp 5.7-litre V8 engine and were fitted with unique bonnets and boot panels.

They also had distinctive centrally-mounted lights and enlarged bumpers and were built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of the legendary car designer Chip Foose.

The car comes with certification, confirming its identity, and has a special plaque that includes the VIN from its manufacture by Cinema Vehicle Services. A private owner is selling the car and it is reckoned it could easily make a six-figure sum.

The car comes under Lot S135 in the Dana Mecum, Original Spring Classic Auction which takes place in Indianapolis, May 14-19, 2013.

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