'Eleanor' from Nic Cage's 'Gone in 60 Seconds' is for sale in Deutschland
Billed as one of three surviving Mustangs from the film; this car isn't going to be cheap. Bring your big boy wallet and book a flight to Berlin.
I don't want to start out this article with a rant about how uttering the name 'Eleanor' is the equivalent of an automotive 'Bloody Mary' three times in a mirror. We know the future you'll find in the mirror - any future Mustang you own taken from you by hired legal muscle. Don't believe me? We've seen it happen before.
The bad rap this car has gotten in the automotive world is something we should set aside for the moment. Fame in all its forms has its drawbacks. In the case of Eleanor, it was all the copies and misuse of copyright. Is it right to enforce copyrights to the N'th degree? I think it depends on the use. Is it legal to do it? Yes and be warned, the precedent is no doubt the subject of hubris for the owner.
This particular car need not worry any future owner - only the repo man will come for it if you don't pay the bill. This is the real deal folks - a genuine 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 'Eleanor'. This is a licensed car and one of the three surviving 'Stangs from the Nic Cage 2000 film 'Gone in 60 Seconds'.
Built by 'Cinema Vehicle Services' (CVS), and bearing the #7, this is one of the hero cars used in the movie. As a hero car, this is a fully functional Mustang and was one of eleven made for the film. Sadly, eight of the movie cars are no longer with us - the three surviving are the fully functional heroes with the remainder used as disposable copies for filming.
Apparently, the 'Eleanor' was actually developed by designers Steve Stanford and Chip Foose and is their reinterpretation of the original Shelby GT500. The car struck a chord with Mustang owners, moviegoers, and car fans alike. It was a sensation. It led to licensed 'body kits' sold through CVS. Around 150 rumored kits were produced at the time.
If it hadn't been for the famous jump over the Vincent Tomas Bridge or the numerous car chase scenes, there'd be several more 'Eleanor' survivors. All great victories - the successful cinematics - have a cost; many horses were culled.
Chris Zöllner from ChromeCars was one of the many inspired after seeing the film twenty years ago. He and two associates were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to buy an 'Eleanor' in 2017. Their 'Eleanor' can now be yours. Pricing is not available. Those serious (keyword) about buying will need to contact the site.