The pride and joy from "Gone in 60 Seconds" has just been sold at auction for $1.1 million to a private owner.
Early last month, it was announced that the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 which starred as "Eleanor" in the Nicolas Cage film "Gone in 60 Seconds", was hitting the auction block. Since it was not a stunt car used in the 2000 blockbuster but was instead the "Hero" car used for all close-up shots and promotional events, it was expected to fetch quite a pretty penny. And that it did. The 400-horsepower V8-powered beauty was sold last week at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis for a cool $1.1 million.
It was built specifically for the movie by Cinema Vehicle Services and Chip Foose. In addition to the V8 crate engine, other features include a four-speed manual gearbox, power steering and brakes, a lowered suspension, custom body kit, 17" rims wrapped in Goodyear F1 tires and a fire extinguisher. There's also the Go-Baby-Go shift-knob button for the fictitious nitrous-injection system it doesn't actually have. Sure, there are plenty of Eleanor replicas out there but only its new and obviously wealthy owner can claim bragging rights to having the real deal.