1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor

In the annual auction of Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale is just a couple of day away to start with. Nevertheless, the auction has brought forward over 1,700 vehicles with the intent of selling them in the auction.

There are quite a lot of collector edition cars that people can find in the event, among them, there are a few cars which are the real gems of yesteryears.

One of those cars is the ‘67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The car featured in an ensemble star cast movie, Gone In 60 Second.

Eleanor was the star of the 2000 remake of a Hollywood flick which starred Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Cage. Jerry Bruckheimer produced “Gone In 60 Seconds.”

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor
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Cinema Vehicle Service built the Eleanor which starred in the movie. Steve Stanford designed the car and it was built with the help of a custom kit.

Around 11 units of this model were reportedly produced out of which 9 are only the body shells and three cars were great functioning vehicles.

Eleanor will find a way to her new owner very soon

The Shelby GT called Eleanor is currently up for sale at the auction at Scottsdale. These are the same cars that were reportedly used in the car chase scenes in Gone in 60 Seconds.

The car also comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Cinema Vehicle Services. The president of the company signs it.

A V8 351 Ford Motorsport crate powers Eleanor. The car has an engine displacement of 7 liters which matches the 428 Cobra-Jet V8 engine that was used generally to produce the 1967 Shelby GT500s.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor
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428 Cobra-Jet engine v. 351 Ford Motorsport crate V8 engine

When compared with the 428 Cobra-Jet engine which produced 360 hp and a torque 420 lb/ft, the 351 Ford Motorsport crate engine produces a hp of 450 and a torque of  520 lb/ft.

The engine configuration puts the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 in a different league altogether.

The setup of Eleanor is completed with transmission of 3-speed automatic gearbox along with a Total Control suspension.

Eleanor was also the name of 1971 Ford Mustang Mach I Sportsroof which stars in the original 1974 movie Gone In 60 Second.

The legendary artist H.B. “Toby” Halicki drove the legendary car which he wrote, directed and acted.

Eleanor is one of its kind as it is the only Mustang which received credits in the title of the movie. And it was the only car that was also announced in the opening credits of the film.

1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor
Source: Automobiles Fanatics

It is just ten years ago that the 1967 Shelby GT500, aka Eleanor, was sold at the same auction for $216,700. The price of the car in the auction has not been disclosed as of now.

Source: Automobile Fanatics, Concept Carz

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