The 1967 Ford Mustang, named Eleanor in the movie Gone In 60 Seconds, has been sold for $1 million.
The Mustang was one of 11 cars used in the hit Nicolas Cage movie. Only three of those cars could be driven and two of those cars were destroyed during the film. The Eleanor mustang that sold at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction was used during the closing stages of the movie as well as promotional shots.
Fox News reports that the Mustang was built by Cinema Vehicle Services and legendary builder Chip Foose. The car has a 351 Ford V-8 crate engine, centered driving lights and a fake nitrous kit.
The true value of the car, of course, comes from the movie Gone In 60 Seconds. In the movie, Cage is tasked with stealing 50 cars, including Eleanor, in one night. The number of cars isn’t really a problem for Cage and his crew. The problem is that he has to steal Eleanor, a car that has eluded Cage during his criminal career.
As the movie says: “Eleanor is Memphis’ unicorn. A fabled creature. Impossible to capture. It’s the one car that no matter how many times you try to boost something happens.”
Here’s the chase sequence from the movie Gone In 60 Seconds.
Information about the buyer was not released.
Are you surprised that the Eleanor Mustang sold for $1 million?