‘Eleanor’ Ford Mustang Sells For $852,500 At Auction
While the Bullitt 1968 Ford Mustang GT stole the show and broke records at Mecum Auctions with it’s $3.74 million auction price, there was another star-car that went for big bucks as well.
One of the custom 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 clones known as Eleanor used in the production of the 2000 film “Gone in 60 Seconds” crossed the block. And since the movie has become such a hit with automotive enthusiasts, Eleanor is easily one of the most popular Mustangs ever.
This car is 1 of 11 built for the production of the film by Cinema Vehicle Services from a collaborative design by hot rod legends Steve Stanford and Chip Foose. Only three authentic cars are known to still exist out of the 11.
This Eleanor was based on a 1967 Mustang fastback and was recently restored by Cinema Vehicle Services. It features a 351 V8 with an Edelbrock intake, nitrous oxide injection, 5-speed manual transmission, and many other features.
Before crossing the auction block at the Mecum event in Kissimmee it was valued between $500,000 and $600,000. However, it ended up going to an anonymous buyer for $852,500.