One Ford Mustang in particular graces many wish lists and is known by many on a first name basis. If you haven’t guessed by now, that would be the elusive 1967 Shelby GT500 given the household name “Eleanor,” one of the main stars of the 2000 remake of the original 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds.
The car seen here is 1 of 11 built by Cinema Vehicle Services for the remake and is one of three cars actually used in the film during scenes involving the actual actors.
Eleanor features the now-famous design penned by hot rod designer Steve Sanford with the custom front and rear styling, fender flares and side exhaust (added after movie completion).
The car features Halibrand-style Schmidt 17-inch wheels and two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint. Powering the ’67 is a Ford Racing 351 cubic-inch crate engine with shifting power coming from a 4-speed transmission, and a positraction rear end. It comes equipped with other goodies such as air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes, Holly 700 CFM 4-barrel carburetor, Lecarra steering wheel, Auto Meter Sport Comp tachometer, and we can’t forget the “Go Baby Go” shift knob.
This particular car would be number 7 in the series, and comes with a letter of authenticity by Cinema Vehicle Services founder and President Ray Claridge.
If this bad boy graces your dream car list, you can have the opportunity to own this “Hero Car’ when it crosses the Mecum auction block on Saturday, October 12th at 4:30 p.m. Anyone looking to win this bidding war should expect to cough up a pretty penny.