Buy An Exotic Car Dealership, Get A 1967 Eleanor Mustang For Free

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The business costs millions but at least the buyer gets a sweet ride as part of the deal.

The tale of "Eleanor," Nick Cage's sweet fastback Ford Mustang ride from Gone in Sixty Seconds is a long and complex one full of legalese and a general disregard for the movie's fans. That's a story for another time, and we'll leave it at this: If you want a car that looks like Eleanor, you've got to buy an officially-licensed one. God forbid you build it, lest the lawyers descend.

However, there is a way to get one for free*. We use the asterisk because, well, you've got to buy a whole car dealership first. Then you get the $380,000 car for free. Make it the company vehicle, and it'll even be tax-deductible.

Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars

Here's the deal. Earth MotorCars is an exotic car dealership in Carrollton, Texas. That's near Dallas. The dealer is looking to sell its 68,325 square-foot building on 5.37 acres of land. Apparently, the dealer isn't going anywhere. Instead, it's pulling a McLaren, and selling the building where it resides to the highest bidder. That money will then be used for whatever the company desires. By that point, you'll be too busy doing burnouts in a Mustang to care.

Given the staggering size of the facility, it's not cheap. Effectively, the Mustang we're talking about is $19,999,999, as that's how much the building and its free car will run you. Earth MotorCars actually represents the company that builds these officially-licensed Eleanor cars, so you know you won't get a cease and desist on your burnouts. We spoke with the realtor, Arthur Greenstein with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who offered some clarity on this unusual offer.

His logic is that "two appreciating assets are better than one!" Clearly, suitors think the same. EMC has entertained several inquiries already. The idea has been proven to work, as Greenstein has done this before, previously with ex-Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith. The company listed his home and threw in a dinner with the player to entice buyers. The home sold.

Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars
Earth Motor Cars

These 'Stangs are the real deal too. "The Singer of X" is becoming a little tired, but that's the closest analogy we have. The cars are exact replicas of the screen car. They also use a Roush-built 5.0-liter V8 and a 6-speed manual to produce 430 hp to the rear wheels.

This car in particular comes with a full start-to-finish build book chronicling the process, as well as a 30x40-inch framed official movie poster. Passive income is king, and if you've got the scratch, this might not be such a terrible idea. Just don't go telling anyone where you're keeping the car. It might be gone in 60 seconds.

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