Can You Guess Which Hollywood Blockbuster This Porsche 911 Starred In?

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It's in rough shape. And someone wants almost $70K for it.

This might look like a really gross, ratty Porsche 911 (it kinda is). But in fact, it's a screen-used 996 911 from Gone in 60 Seconds. It's far from the famous "Elenor" Mustang, but hey, the 996 is supposed to be affordable. Only this isn't a 996 911. It's actually a 1978 911 with the 966's far more ugly grafted over it. Obviously, this was far before the values of air-cooled 911s spiked. Back in 2000 when the film came out, this '78 911 was just another dilapidated sports car. Now, it's for sale, and someone wants $65,900 for it.

In the film, the car was called "Tina" and was one of the multitudes of cars Nic Cage had to boost to free his brother. It's not the greatest plotline, and the film was quickly overshadowed by The Fast and The Furious, but it's still a solid flick. Either way, "Tina" was crashed through the window of a Porsche dealer in the film. This leads us to why this car is what it is.

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According to the documentation provided in the listing on Classic Cars, the earlier air-cooled chassis was used because it was lighter, and a little bit cheaper to crash than buying a brand new 996. Wild to think about now, but that's the way things were. The car was stripped down to the body in white, and a new 1999 911 body was made from fiberglass and dropped over the top of it. It's basically a restomod 996 911 before restomod 911s were cool.

According to the listing, all factory original NOS Porsche parts were used in the build, which means this likely wasn't cheap. What's more, the windows can be kicked out in case of an emergency. There'll also be some merch included in the sale, including a 7'x9' banner showing this car crashing through the window of the Porsche dealer in the movie.

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Additionally, you'll get some movie theater "lobby cards" and an electronic press kit with footage from Tina's moment in the limelight. Given this was made in 2000, we'd imagine this is on a CD of some kind, so you might have to dust off that old desktop to watch it in all its pixellated glory.

The car will also come with glass from the crash scene and Denice Halicki's signature. She was the producer and director of Gone in Sixty Seconds. However, this car is pretty damn haggard. Multiple tires are flat, and both the bodywork and interior have seen better days. Should someone want to restore this, it would be a lot of work. But if you've got $65,900 to spare, we say go for it.

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