Number 7 among the 11 “Eleanor” versions built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood, California, a 1967 Ford Mustang will go up for auction at the Austin collector car auction which kicks off on December 12th. One of the three Hero cars used in the film, it was also used for scenes involving the actors in the 2000 remake of the original 1974 cult classic “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The car is one of only three used in scenes involving the cast of Gone, which included Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie.
Reeking of Shelby influence, this particular car features a prominent hood bulge, dual racing stripes, upper and lower side scoops, quick-fill fuel tank filler cap, integrated rear spoiler and Thunderbird-style tail lights. The front grille was opened up and filled with simple horizontal bars; this treatment was repeated below in the front valence, which is also fitted with trim tabs and twin driving lights, reminiscent of the 1967 Shelby. The Eleanor styling package includes bold fender flares and side exhaust, Halibrand-style Schmidt 17-inch wheels and distinctive two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint. The car is powered by a Ford Racing 351 CI crate engine with Holley 700 CFM 4-barrel carburetor and high-volume fuel pump, a 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction rear end combine for Eleanor-grade performance. It features a Fluidyne Racing Products aluminum radiator and Total Control front reinforcement braces along with creature comforts like air conditioning. This movie star car comes with a letter of authenticity from Cinema Vehicle Services founder and president Ray Claridge.
Source: Mecum Auctions