Crossing the block at Mecum’s Austin 2014 auction, December 12th and 13th, will be one of the three famed original Eleanor Mustang hero cars from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. The unlikely star was specially built for the 2000 remake by Hollywood’s Cinema Vehicle Services.
Inside, Eleanor resembles your typical top-of-the-line Mustang, with period accurate ’67 dash, gauges, steering wheel, and enhanced of course with the ‘Go-Baby-Go’ shift knob.
Underneath the hood the sweet girl packs enough punch to match her high powered looks. The Mustang fits a burly 351-ci Ford Racing crate motor, complete with a Holley 700 four-barrel carb and backing up to a four speed manual gearbox. A positraction rear end and 17-inch Schmidt wheels help put that power to the ground.
Although it’s designated as the seventh of 11 Eleanor Mustangs built for filming, this fine example and its two sister hero cars were the only ones used in scenes involving the star-studded cast.
Considering the origin of Gone in 60 Seconds and the fact that another Eleanor Mustang hero car sold through Mecum last year for an astounding $1 million…we are bound to see some big money thrown around for this one.