$1.1 Million in 60 seconds The Ford Mustang that portrayed “Eleanor,” in the Gone in 60 Seconds Remake (Starring Nicholas Cage) pulled in a whopping $1.1 million at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction.
A piece of movie memorabilia history sold just last week, and it has some car fans talking as well. The Ford Mustang that portrayed “Eleanor,” in the Gone in 60 Seconds remake (Starring Nicholas Cage) pulled in a whopping $1.1 million at the Mecum Indianapolis Auction.
Considered to be just as much the star of the film as Cage himself, Eleanor was actually played by a variety of Ford Mustangs throughout the film, although this particular model was the “hero car” that appeared in close-ups and much of the promotional material. It’s even credited with bringing life back to the resto-modding craze, and inspired a number of emulations of the original.
A number of extensive modifications have been made to the car, a new fiberglass front end fitted with high-powered PIAA driving lights, new fender flares, side skirts and scoops, hood and trunk lid- and that’s just the beginning. According to the builders, “The front suspension was replaced with a lowered and reinforced coilover spring arrangement with power rack and pinion steering; 4-wheel disc brakes were installed and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires mounted on Schmidt 8×17-inch Cobra-style wheels. To give the car big-screen performance, it was treated to a 351/400 HP Ford crate engine, which shares room under the modified hood with a front subframe body brace by Total Control Products, LLC.P.”
Whatever your feeling about the film itself, there’s no denying that this car has quite the following.