Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ Sold for $1 Million

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Remember the film “Gone in 60 Seconds,” a movie about a retired master car thief, Nicholas Cage?  Well, the car that was used in the film–the infamous 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’– has been recently sold during the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis last week for $1 million.  Even though there were a total of 11 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanors’ that were used in this film, this particular car was used in most of the closeup scenes and promotional campaigns, and was driven by Cage himself several times.
Powering the 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ is a 351 Ford V8 crate engine, producing an impressive 400hp driven by a four-speed manual transmission with 17-inch wheels. Key features of the car are its centrally-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares and unique hood and trunk.
Eleven of the fictional Eleanor Mustangs were created for the movie, although only three of these were working cars. Two of these were destroyed during filming. The cars were not original Shelbys but replica versions based on modified Mustang fastbacks.

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