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“Gone in 60 Seconds” Eleanor Shelby GT500 Sells for $1 Million

Just two days ago we were writing about the unique 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake fetched no less than $1.3 million at the recent Mecum Auctions. At the same event, another famous Shelby GT500 came close to that sum, selling for a cool $1 million.
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Though based on the same 1967 Ford Mustang, the vehicle we’re talking about is none other than the Eleanor Shelby that starred in the 2000 motion picture “Gone in 60 Seconds”. While the Eleanor was built in more that one units, this example is the actual “Hero Car” that was used in the movie close-ups and promotional material.

Kept in tip top shape until now, the Nicholas Cage-driven Eleanor was designed by well-known hot rod designer Steve Stanford and built by Cinema Vehicle Services (CVS). Besides new fiberglass body elements, the Eleanor also gained a new, lowered suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, Schmidt Cobra-style rims and GoodYear Eagle F1 tires.

Inside, the musclecar was altered only by a Go-Baby-Go shift knob button for Line Lock and a switch for activating a nitrous injection system... but it was enough to make the vehicle famous and start a genuine Eleanor resto-modding craze.

Scroll below to admire this automotive piece of art in our photo gallery section.

Story via Mecum Auctions

 
 
 
 
 

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