The perfect Shelby GT500 Eleanor is on sale. It is one of the few units built for the film starring Nicolas Cage. Some cars have become true icons on the big screen due to their presence in some very successful movies. The Ford Mustang is one of them because it has been the protagonist in Bullitt, Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift, the secret of Thomas Crown, and, of course, 60 seconds, where his hectic maneuvers through the city of Los Angeles will always be remembered. Now, one of the few copies made for this tape has gone on sale.
Known as ‘Eleanor’, the main hero of the 2000 film version is a highly modified 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The example that we have in images is one of the eleven that Steve Stanford and Chip Foose built for the occasion, specifically number seven, although not only that, but we are facing one of the three units that are still alive today. Remember that most of the cars created for 60 seconds were destroyed, so such an opportunity does not present itself every day.
According to the seller, this specimen was purchased in the United States and exported to Europe. The 11 examples built were based on the standard 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, but the three fully functional heroes that were part of the film were modified with high-performance components to improve both suspension and brakes, not to mention the engine. . This is a 5.8-liter Ford Racing V8 block that generates 400 horsepower and is connected to a four-speed manual gearbox that sends all the force to the rear axle.
At this point, it should be noted that the mechanics have traveled a total of 72,815 miles, that is, almost 120,000 kilometers, so this is not a car that has been standing still for all these years, but rather one that its owner has been moving from time to time so that its components do not deteriorate. In short, we are facing a unique opportunity that many enthusiasts have been waiting for and it is that you cannot always boast of having a cinema icon in your garage.
Shelby GT500 Eleanor Price
However, fame has a price and we imagine that it will not be cheap. ChromeCars has not made it public in its sale announcement, but given the more recent “Eleanor” background, its future owner will have to scratch his pocket a lot if he wants to take over its services.