Gone in 60 Seconds Star Eleanor Going Up for Auction [Photo Gallery]
The car driven in the movie by retired master car thief Memphis Raines (Nicholas Cage) is the real deal. Other replicas were built to handle various duties in “Gone in 60 seconds”, but this one is the one driven by Nicholas and also used for close-ups, posters and promotional materials.
It was built by Cinema Vehicle Services in collaboration with tuner specialist Chip Foose. It features a new fiberglass front end with PIA driving lights, new fender flares, side skirts and scoops, hood and trunk lid. The only interior modifications include an Autometer Sport Comp Monster tachometer, a fire extinguisher, Go-Baby-Go shift knob button for Line Lock and a nitrous injection system switch. Power comes from a 351/400 hp Ford crate engine.
The car will be up for auctioning on May 18th at Mecum’s Indy auction, which opens up at 8 a.m. General admission can be purchased for $20 at entrance, 12 year-old and younger kids will be admitted at no cost.
Source: Mecum Auctions
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