"Eleanor" From Gone in 60 Seconds Heading to Mecum Auction


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A true movie star will make its way down Mecum's signature red carpet this May in Indianapolis. Known by most simply as "Eleanor," the modified 1967 Ford Mustang from Touchstone Pictures' "Gone in 60 Seconds" will cross the block as Lot S135 at Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction this May 14-19. This collector car icon piloted in the movie by retired master car thief Memphis Raines, played by Nicholas Cage, is the real McCoy. Several cars were built to handle various duties in the filming of "Gone," but this is serial number 7R02C179710, the "Hero" car driven by Cage during filming and the model used in movie close-ups, posters and promotional materials.

Built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of master designer Chip Foose, the body pieces of Eleanor were mocked up on a Mustang using clay and wood. Molds were then made to produce a new fiberglass front end filled with high-powered PIAA driving lights, new fender flares, side skirts and scoops, hood and trunk lid. To give the car big-screen performance, it was treated to a 351/400 HP Ford crate engine, which shares room with a front subframe body brace by Total Control Products, LLC. This progenitor of the Eleanor revolution is relatively untouched inside with the exception of an Autometer Sport Comp Monster tach, fire extinguisher, Go-Baby-Go shift knob button for Line Lock and a switch for activating a nitrous injection system.

"Eleanor has become one of the most widely recognized movie star muscle cars in the world, so when the decision was made to offer the 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Hero car for sale, Mecum's Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis seemed like the perfect venue," commented Ray Claridge, owner of Cinema Vehicle Services. Set to be offered directly from the builder on Saturday, May 18 at the original, best and largest muscle car auction, this is truly the car that started it all.

Thirty-two hours of the Indianapolis auction will be broadcast live on Discovery's Velocity Network with the entire auction streaming live on Mecum's website at www.mecum.com. Mecum's Indy auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and general admission can be purchased at the door for $20 per person; children 12 and younger will be admitted at no cost. For more information on the auction or to register as a bidder, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

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Don Cobin (Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:30:49 -0700): I am probably the only one who htes the Eleanor.
Franklin Gutierrez (Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:57:07 -0700): Probably. Hey, you are unique at least
James Keyes (Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:35:21 -0700): Im not a fan either.. I like the 67 GT500..but a movie car clone does nothing for me
John Faherty (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:00:40 -0700): Anyone who's looking for last minute wedding gift ideas....
Terry Mcgrath (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:19 -0700): That is my absolute DREAM CAR! o m g! they don't make like that anymore!
Terry Mcgrath (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:04:56 -0700): I watch the movie every chance I get just for the car!
Eric Charette (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:25:31 -0700): If you dont appreciate it go somewhere else...saying you hate it is like a staight guy going to a gay porn site saying he hates gays...loser
Dan F. McMiller (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:40:05 -0700): Eleanor was my late Aunt's name. She had a grill on her I tell ya!
Bonnielee Charette (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:14:54 -0700): STILL LIKE THE ONE U HAD IN FLA. THE BEST...THAT WAS SMOKIN!
Austin Bachmeier (Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:34:52 -0700): Anyone wanna go in on this with me?
Gina Xedra Lauren (Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:20:31 -0700): Very nice car this Eleanor, but I prefer the original Eleanor from the original Gone In 60 Seconds movie (circa 1974), which IMO was much more intense and featuring the first real and longuest car chase in movie history (40 min), and it was mostly done with real people, not actors, and one car a yellow 71-73 era Mustang (the real Eleanor - a car that is by all accounts still owned by the wife of H.B. Halicki, the driver, actor and producer of that film). I'm not talking about the DVD remake of that movie either, but the original uncut version available on VHS containing the original soundtrack. Totally awesome. Check it out... gx
Rick Spear (Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:21:42 -0700): you could buy a REAL shelby for less than this "put together POS" JMO.
Stephanie Ziglar (Fri, 12 Apr 2013 06:45:55 -0700): So sweet!! Beautiful!!
Rick Moerman (Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:14:17 -0700): Happy Birthday, hope your day was tolerable!!! Oh, and many more.
Roy Stapleton (Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:33:36 -0700): Oh good, another Eleanor. The world needs another Eleanor.
Get Connected (Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:26:04 -0700): http://teespring.com/eleanor


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