• Jan 19, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Eleanor movie car at Barrett-Jackson

What's the price of fame? When the subject turns towards famous movie cars, a vehicle's presence on the silver screen invariably adds some intrinsic value to the vehicle's worth, and there are few movie cars in recent memory more recognizable as Eleanor, the 1967 Ford Mustang fastback from Gone in 60 Seconds. According to the studio, a total of eleven Eleanors were created for the flick, and only three of those machines made it through filming unscathed. The car you see here is one of those machines, used for close-ups with Nicholas Cage. In this case, the car's sundry list of components isn't all that important, but for those that care, there's a 351 cubic-inch Ford V8 underhood, mated to an automatic transmission. The gavel fell, fees were tallied and the car's new owner was exactly $216,700 poorer after Saturday night's bidding was finished.

Don't forget to check out this past weekend's complete coverage of the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale by clicking here.


Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      An automatic?

      Rather get the GT500.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like Bullitt I wonder when will Ford come out with an Eleanor edition from the factory lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somehow I never liked this car, and I have a history of liking mustangs a lot.

      Never really felt the sidepipes, plastic fender flares, or the 8 lights on the front. It seems a bit gratuitous.

      I think it would actually be a nicer car if it were just a GT500 with new large-diameter Halibrand-type wheels being the only visible update.

      And personally, I like 65-66 GT350s better, anyway. :D

      But I guess fame can make lots of things attractive to some folks. But $216K seems like a whole lot for a car that is pretty much going to have to be a museum piece to maintain any sort of it's luster.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The plastic fender flares are actually fiberglass. (Like ALL of the Shelby modified parts in the 60's.)

        The beauty of the Eleanor to me is that it epidomizes what a Mustang is. A car that is a great platform that people can customize to their own tastes. I know a guy that is spending crazy money on one that has a full frame (Not Unibody anymore), tubular front end (No wires in the engine compartment), a 521 Crate Motor (600 HP Naturally Aspirated), 6 Speed Transmission, 04 Cobra IRS, Original 67 Shelby Wood Steering Wheel, and tons more.

        Crazy money, but he loves the car and it looks wild.

        As I said before, to each their own, that is what the Mustang is about, freedom.
      • 6 Years Ago
      be good to me girl!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does she come with the car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Let's hope not. I'd want my money back. =]
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amazing car to drive around and show off !!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Go Baby Go!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow, i expected it going for much more than said bidding. especially since unique performance is gone
        • 6 Years Ago
        Now that Unique is gone, another company builds Eleanors, now. Classic Recreations. They're expensive, but I'm sure worth the money.
        http://www.classic-recreations.com/
        • 6 Years Ago
        I believe unique performance came around after the movie. As I recall the owners saw the movie and thought it would be cool to build the car and sell it and yadda yadda yadda..... I could be wrong though.
      Mopar Marc
      • 6 Years Ago
      Autoblog wrote this *** $216,700 poorer after Saturday night's bidding **** I feel the bidder is not poorer after the bidding , I believe the bidder will be richer as long as they hold on to the car . This car should go up in value in time
      • 6 Years Ago
      No doubt Ron Pratt was the winner., but I am guessing.
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