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1967 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor' from Gone in 60 Seconds hits auction block

Automotive and film aficionados will have the chance to bid on the Nicolas Cage-driven custom 1967 Ford Mustang when it goes up for sale next month at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis.


Are you in the market for a classic movie car? Well, you’re in luck because a 1967 Ford Mustang named “Eleanor” used in the film Gone in 60 Seconds will be up for grabs next month at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction next month in Indianapolis.

Although eleven Mustang Shelbys were created for the film, this classic ride is the most rare. Of the eleven created, only three were working cars, and this is the last vehicle remaining. The eleven vehicles were replica Shelby versions based on modified Mustang fastbacks. Cinema Vehicle Services built the cars with the help of famed automotive designer Chip Foose.

This one-of-a-kind car driven in the movie by Nicolas Cage, features centrally-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares and a 5.7-liter V8 engine, which produced 400 horsepower. The Mustang’s interior includes a fire extinguisher, a Go-Baby-Go shift knob button for Line Lock and a nitrous injection system switch. In addition to being used during filming, the vehicle was utilized in movie close-ups, posters and promotional materials. A certification of the vehicle’s authenticity and a special plaque that includes the VIN are also included in the sale.

If past "Eleanor" auctions are any indication, the current car being offered could easily reach into six figures. In 2009, 1967 Ford Mustang fastback also featured in Gone in 60 Seconds fetched over $216,000 at auction.

The Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction is scheduled for May 14-19. The vehicle’s lot number is S135. Click here for more information.

A remake of the 1974 film of the same name, 2000's Gone in 60 Seconds tells the story of a master car thief Randall “Memphis” Raines (Cage) who is forced out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother’s life. The film also stars Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Timothy Olyphant, Christopher Eccleston, Will Patton and Robert Duvall.

"Eleanor" is the trademarked name given to a 1971 Ford Mustang for its role in the 1974 film Gone in 60 Seconds. A true movie star, "Eleanor" is the only Ford Mustang in history to receive title credit in a movie.

For those interested, here’s a list of the 50 cars that Cage and his crew must steal in the film:

1. 1999 Aston Martin DB7: Mary
2. 1962 Aston Martin DB1: Barbara
3. 1999 Bentley Arnage: Lindsey
4. 1999 Bentley Azure: Laura
5. 1964 Bentley Continental: Alma
6. 1959 Cadillac El Dorado: Madeline
7. 1958 Cadillac El Dorado Brougham: Patricia
8. 1999 Cadillac Escalade: Carol
9. 2000 Cadillac El Dorado STS: Daniela
10. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible: Stefanie
11. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: Erin
12. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette: Pamela
13. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Big Block: Stacey
14. 2000 Ford F350 4x4 modified pick-up: Anne
15. 1971 DeTomaso Pantera: Kate
16. 1969 Dodge Daytona: Vanessa
17. 1998 Dodge Viper Coupe GTS: Denise
18. 1995 Ferrari 355 B: Diane
19. 1997 Ferrari 355 F1: Iris
20. 1967 Ferrari 265 GTB4: Nadine
21. 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello: Angelina
22. 1987 Ferrari Testarosa: Rose
23. 1956 Ford T-Bird: Susan
24. 2000 GMC Yukon: Megan
25. 1999 HumVee 2-Door Pickup: Tracy
26. 1999 Infiniti Q45: Rachel
27. 1994 Jaguar XJ 220: Bernadene
28. 1999 Jaguar XK8 Coupe: Deborah
29. 1990 Lamborghini LM SUV: Gina
30. 1999 Lexus LS 400: Hillary
31. 1999 Lincoln Navigator: Kimberley
32. 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL/Gullwing: Dorothy
33. 1999 Mercedes Benz CL 500: Donna
34. 1999 Mercedes Benz S 600: Samantha
35. 1998 Mercedes Benz SL 600: Ellen
36. 1950 Mercury Custom: Gabriela
37. 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda: Shannon
38. 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner: Jessica
39. 1965 Pontiac GTO: Sharon
40. 1999 Porsche 996: Tina
41. 2000 Porsche Boxster: Marsha
42. 1961 Porsche Speedster: Natalie
43. 1988 Porsche 959: Virginia
44. 1997 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo: Tanya
45. 2000 Rolls Royce Stretch Limousine: Grace
46. 1966 Shelby AC Cobra: Ashley
47. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500: Eleanor
48. 2000 Toyota Landcruiser: Cathy
49. 1998 Toyota Supra Turbo: Lynn
50. 2000 Volvo Turbo Wagon R: Lisa