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Eleanor is Up For Auction

Ever wanted the chance to own Eleanor and not some replica? Here's your chance but it's going to cost you.

Stop everything you are doing this instant and start counting your money. For those who have seen "Gone in 60 Seconds", the 2000 remake starring Nicolas Cage, something very special from that movie is heading to the auction block next month. Yes, it is Eleanor, the modified 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 - and not one of the stunt models used in the film but the actual "Hero" car used for all close-up shots and post-production publicity events. If it matters to you, Nicolas Cage’s own ass sat in the driver’s seat.

The car was built by Cinema Vehicle Services and Chip Foose. Power comes from a 400-horsepower Ford V8 crate engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Other features include power steering and brakes, a lowered suspension, driving lights, custom body kit with new fender flares, side skirts with exhaust outlets and 17" rims wrapped in Goodyear F1 tires. Inside there’s a fire extinguisher, the Go-Baby-Go shift-knob button and a nitrous injection switch. The car is currently owned by a private collector and you can expect for it to fetch a hefty sum at auction. Of course you could always buy a replica, but this is the real deal.

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