The 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Eleanor from ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ will be auctioned off by COYS at the 2012 Autosport International show in Birmingham January 14th.
This is one of the three surviving cars, out of a total twelve built for the film. Not sure exactly if it’s the one in which Nicolas Cage made out with Angelina Jolie.
The movie star car was built by former Boyd Coddington designer Chip Foose based on Hot Rod illustrator Steve Stanford’s sketches. It features new wider wheel arches, a bonnet with a prominent bulge, a deep front valance and side skirts and a spoiler incorporated into the boot lid, plus PIAA lights were installed in both the nose and tail and a distinctive billet grille, all wrapped up is a magnificent metallic Grey with Black stripes.
The car also has Schmidt 17×8-inch wheels. The interior however remains standard Shelby with a big tachometer and roll hoop.
This particular Mustang is powered by a 351 cubic inch Ford Racing crate motor fitted with a ‘big’ camshaft and 700cfm Holley 4-barrel carburettor. It als features coilover suspension system and Willwood disk brakes all round with 6 piston callipers on the front. So it should be actually pretty good to drive.
That is why they expect it to fetch up to £100,000 in the auction. This Eleanor Mustang is one of only two original cars in private hands