11 models were made for “Gone in 60 Seconds.” One of the Hero cars is auction-bound.
Cinema Vehicle Services created eleven “Eleanor” versions of the 1967 Ford Mustang for the 2000 remake of “Gone in 60 Seconds” so don’t be surprised if this car looks familiar. One such car went to auction in the spring, and this weekend another will be crossing the block at Mecum’s Chicago auction. This particular model is one of three “Hero” cars, so was used in scenes involving the cast.
Hot rod designer Steve Sanford penned the car’s iconic design, which comes with restyled front and rear fasciae, fender flares, Halibrand-style Schmidt 17-inch alloys and two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint. Side-exit exhausts were added after filming was complete, while the car also sports a Ford Racing 351 CI crate engine, Posticration rear end, 4-speed transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, Lecarra steering wheel and a sport comp tachometer. Complete with a letter of authenticity, the Eleanor designed as car #7 could fetch in the region of $1 million if the last sale is anything to go by.