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'Eleanor' 1967 Ford Mustang from 'Gone in 60 Seconds' up for auction

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One of the original ‘Eleanor’ Mustangs created for 2000’s hit movie Gone in 60 Seconds is going under the hammer at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction taking place in Indianapolis this May.

Eleven of the fictional Eleanor Mustangs were created for the movie, although only three of these were working cars, and two of these were destroyed during filming.  

The cars weren’t original Shelbys but replica versions based on modified Mustang fastbacks.

As Mustangs Daily notes, the cars were built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of legendary coachbuilder Chip Foose.

Key features of the Eleanor Mustang were its centrally-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares, and unique hood and trunk. Power came from a 5.7-liter V-8 crate engine, rated at 400 horsepower.

Included in the sale is certification of the vehicle’s authenticity from the company responsible for building it, as well as a special plaque that includes the VIN.

The car is being offered for sale by a private owner, and if past sales for this original Eleanor Mustang is anything to go by, we should see bidding easily reach into the six figures.

The car is Lot S135 in the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction, scheduled for May 14-19.

If you happen to miss out on the auction, you still can own an Eleanor Mustang, as the good people at Classic Recreations will happily build you one using a 1967 Mustang restoration shell.

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