Last Surviving Eleanor Mustang Replica Hits Auction Block in Austin
If there’s anything at all that’s memorable about the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, it’s the cars. Of the 50 featured cars that “Memphis” Raines is forced to steal, the 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 affectionately known as Eleanor is arguably the best remembered.
Cinema Vehicle Services made 11 copies of Eleanor for the film, but only two of them were actual working examples. Two of those were destroyed during the filming of Gone in 60 Seconds—unlike Nicolas Cage’s career as a legitimate actor, which didn’t start unspooling completely until the one-two punch of The Wicker Man in 2006 and Ghost Rider in 2007—leaving only one version of Eleanor intact.
That surviving Eleanor Mustang replica recently hit the block for Mecum’s first-ever Austin auction, looking beautiful in Dupont Pepper Gray with Metllic stripes and powered by a Ford Racing 351 CI crate engine.
Eleanor garnered a lot of attention during the December 12-13 auction, and the listing states that “The Bid Goes On,” meaning that a final selling price is still being negotiated. Another Ford classic cleaned up at Mecum Austin, with a 2006 Ford GT with 267 miles on the odometer the top seller at $310,000 and a 2005 Ford GT with 4,182 miles on it sitting in the spot of third-highest seller with $255,000.
Gallery: Eleanor Mustang Replica Goes to Auction
News Source: Mecum