Eleanor Mustang GT500

Just the simple name – Eleanor – sends shivers up the spine of petrolheads. This offering is the real deal, too!  This Mach 1 Ford Mustang GT500 is one of twelve that were made for the 2000 version of Gone in 60 Seconds.  Built by famed hotrodsmiths, Steve Stanford and Chip Foose, the car features a 5.7-litre Ford Racing crate motor with a big-lobed camshaft and a 700cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor. It also got lowered coilover front suspension, Willwood disk brakes all round, side exhausts and a Fuel Safe racing tank.

A total of 12 Eleanor Mustangs were built for the movie.  Five were destroyed during the stunt sequences, and of the remaining seven, this is one of three hero cars actually driven by the actors.  You know what that means, right?  Angelina Jolie’s booty was on the passenger seat! Might have to get that thing bronzed…  No nitrous is included with the car, but the “Go Baby Go” switch is still there on the gear lever.

Want it?  Coy’s Auction House is putting it on the block this Saturday, Jan 14th in Birmingham at the Autosport International show.  Get your tickets now!

 

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