There are many cars from movies I would love to own. If I could have own three, these would be it. All three are Fords and they are headed to auction in January next year part of Mecum Auction's Kissimmee, Florida and are part of the main attraction. The three are movie icons - The 1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt "Hero Car", The 1967 Ford Mustang "Eleanor" and the 1966 Superformance Ford GT40 MkII "Ken Miles Hero car".
The 1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt "Hero Car" Driven by Steve McQueen
This is the hero car driven by "King of Cool" - Steve McQueen in the 1968 movie Bullitt. This was one of two cars used in the iconic car chase scene that lasts 10 mins and has no background music other than the sound of the engine. The car was completed to McQueens choice of having the emblems removed and wheels changed and having minor modifications to the engine to make it faster and sound a bit louder. Today it is an icon, and comes with no reserve.
The 1967 Ford Mustang "Eleanor" from Gone in 60 Seconds driven by Nicolas Cage
Even though the movie featured stars, the biggest star of the movie "Gone in 60 seconds" was the 1967 Ford Mustang "Eleanor". This was a car crafted by Chip Foose. This is one of 11 cars created for the movie and was called "The Dream Car". This example was used for all the interior scenes and some exterior scenes like outrunning a helicopter. This one has undergone a full restoration and has only done 90 miles since it was completed - a very low mileage example - what more could you ask for?
1966 Superformance Ford GT40 MkII "Ken Miles Hero car" driven by Christian Bale
This is the only one you could ask more for - The GT40 MkII driven by Christian Bale in one of the new best motoring movies - "Ford v Ferrari", I have seen the movie and I love it. Created by Superformance it is a replica of the Le Mans winning Ford GT40 MkII that was driven by Ken Miles. Because it was a beautifully built car and had a lot of attention to detail this car was the hero car in the movie - used for interior scenes mostly. This car is signed by Ken Miles’ 1966 crew chief, Charlie Agapiou, and Peter Miles, Ken Miles’ son. Also, this car has made the red carpet events along side the actors of the film. This is as close as it gets to own a Ford GT40 MkII in Le Mans spec because the original is property of Ford and will the original will probably remain that way.
Since, these three are hitting the auction block, these three make my three-car "Holly wood Dream Garage", I just wish I could afford them. Hopefully, one day I can.