For the character that Nicolas Cage embodied in '60 seconds' It was the almost mythological creature that he needed to capture. For a good part of the spectators, a car that over time has become one of the most remembered in the history of the cinema, accompanying at a distance perhaps not very far from its famous relative of the mythical Bullit movie. Is about 'Eleanor', he Mustang It was created for the movie of robberies and cars of 2000, specifically one of several models that were created for the shooting. And now Mecum you will get it for sale in your Kissimmee auction in January.
One of the units with more prominence
It is not the first time that one of these 'Eleanor' goes on sale, in fact 11 units were created for the film, one of them was sold at the beginning of the year for just over 300,000 euros, and there are as many aftershocks that are They have created since then. However, here we are perhaps one of the most interesting. Known as "Dream car" it was the unit used for a series of indoor and outdoor sequences, including chase scenes across the harbor, the city and the Los Angeles River according to Mecum account in its description.
The origin of the model may not be as well known as its unique appearance. The first sketches came from the hand of Steve Stanford while the final touch of the design was put by the famous designer Chip Foose. Cinema Vehicle Services He was responsible for its construction taking as base a 1967 Ford Mustang and providing a change of image close to that of a Shelby GT500 of the time. To this was finally added unique details such as its auxiliary headlights, its custom tires or its famous Pepper Gray Metallic color.
Armed to the teeth
Inside there are also some extra secrets like that switch to activate the nitrous located between the two seats, which by the way is totally real and offers 100 extra hp, in a driving position in which it also highlights its steering wheel with the wooden hoop, its shifter or its aluminum pedals.
The final touch is given by an engine 5.8 liter V8, associated with a five-speed manual gearbox, which has received certain improvements such as aluminum heads, an Edelbrock Performer intake system or its striking side exhaust outlets signed by Magnaflow. There is also one Total Control suspension Products, Wilwood brakes and an assisted steering system.
With all this the best thing is that, as can be seen in the images, the car looks flawless, and it is that the car itself Cinema Vehicle Services recently performed a complete restoration, and since then the car has barely traveled 145 km. With all this you can expect a very interesting final price, although Mecum has not yet given any estimate.
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