If You Prefer Your Classic Mustang To Be A Movie Star With A Girl’s Name Then Come This Way
When it comes to iconic movie cars then the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from the Gone in 60 Seconds remake in 2000 has got to be right up there with the very best of them.
It may not have been able to travel through time or dive underwater to avoid baddies but Eleanor still managed to captivate an entire generation of moviegoers and car fans with her Go Baby Go nitrous injected performance.
The movie and car inspired plenty of copy cat builds but there was only one original—or 11 as the case may be. The vehicle here is one of those 11 original cars built by Cinema Vehicle Services for the movie and it was labeled the “Dream Car” due to it being used for a number of interior and exterior sequences including the chase scenes through the shipyard, city and along the Los Angeles River. This is no static model either; everything works as you would expect.
The modifications carried out to this 1967 GT500 are extensive to say the least. Notable features include a blueprinted 5.8-liter V8 engine, five-speed Tremec manual transmission with Hurst shifter and that infamous Go Baby Go nitrous button linked to a NOS system which sends up to 125 additional horses to those custom 10-spoke spinner wheels.
Fresh from a full restoration by Cinema Vehicle Services, Eleanor’s Pepper Gray Metallic paintwork and Black on Silver interior are in perfect condition and the car has covered just 90-miles since the work was completed. While Eleanor may not have a Flux Capacitor, she definitely has the ability to transport you back in time, and she will be more than ready to wow visitors and bidders at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction to be held from 2 to 12 January next year.
Images courtesy of Mecum Auctions