Eleanor Mustang Fastback: You Can Buy One, But It’ll Cost You
This Eleanor was in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, and it’ll be gone once someone writes a check with two commas.
Vintage Mustangs got one massive Hollywood-funded publicity push when Gone in 60 Seconds premiered seventeen years ago. Styled after a 1967 Shelby GT500, Eleanor, the starring Mustang fastback, has arguably become one of the most copied Hollywood cars of all time. Only eleven Eleanor Mustangs were built for the movie, all of them with a different purpose for different scenes. Some were wrecked, but a few survived the stunts. This is one of them.
Initially built and subsequently restored by Cinema Vehicle Services, this Eleanor contains everything you remember from the movie. Power comes from a 347 stroker small-block Ford. It’s assisted by an Edelbrock intake, Holley double pump carb, and an ignition managed my MSD components. Oh, and nitrous oxide. As you’d expect, the “Go Baby Go” shift knob and nitrous activation switch is here too. They’ll have you replaying the movie over and over in your head every time you get behind the wheel.
But now we come to the real issue. This Mustang is listed for $1,500,000. That’s a lot, but another Mustang from the film has already sold for $1,000,000. Granted, knock off “Eleanor” Mustangs are considerably cheaper, and there’s even a company out in California called Fusion Motor Co. that’s officially licensed to build brand new ones. But they didn’t build the movie cars. So even though they have the licensing to the name, and their cars are real, they’re not the real deal.
If you had the cash, would you buy this Eleanor? Let us know in the comments.