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Gone in 60 Seconds' 'Eleanor' Shelby Mustang to be sold at auction

  • Created on Thursday, 04 April 2013 20:37
  • Written by Martin Bigg

Our favourite leading lady Eleanor from Jerry Bruckheimer's Gone in 60 Seconds remake will be going under the hammer next month at the Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis.

The auction takes place on May 18th, and represents the last surviving Eleanor out of the eleven that were built by Cinema Vehicle Services and esteemed car designer Chip Foose. Only three were working models, two of which were destroyed during stunt sequences in the film.

This particular model of the modified 1967 Shelby Mustang has been dubbed as the 'hero' version, as it was the very car driven by Nicholas Cage and was used in close-up shots in the film as well as posters and promotional material.

Of course, car buffs will probably already know that Eleanor isn't actually an authentic Shelby, but a Ford Mustang Fastback with a few select modifications, including a unique bonnet and boot panels, centrally-mounted lights, beefed-up bumpers and a 5.7 litre V8 engine producing 400 horsepower. And in case you were wondering, no, it doesn't come with any on-board nitrous. The famous 'Go Baby Go' button on the gear shift will still be there however, so you can at least pretend.

We'll have to see just how much Eleanor is sold for in the final auction, but you can bet it will sell for a pretty penny considering its rarity and stardom. There's also the fact that another model was sold a few years ago in an auction for $216,000 - I think I'll keep hold of my 1:18 scale model for now, thank you very much.

Some photos of the auction car were also released along with some of the rare promotional material that will be bundled with the car to the winning bidder, which you can view in a gallery on our Facebook page.

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