A CLASSIC Ford Mustang used in the 2000 action film remake Gone in 60 Seconds is set to go under the hammer in Arizona this week.
The custom “Eleanor” Ford Mustang is one of the three that were used in the film, with this particular model used for what the Scottsdale sale’s listing describes as “street scenes”.
An accompanying Certificate of Authenticity signed by the president of Cinema Vehicle Services (the company that built all of the 2000 blockbuster’s Eleanors), comes with the car as proof of its provenance.
Befitting its duties in the film, the Mustang isn’t just a 1967 Pony Car with a trick Shelby bodykit. Under the bonnet is a 5.7-litre Ford Racing V8 engine. However, instead of the manual transmission that’s clearly shown during Gone in 60 Seconds’ chase scenes, this model is fitted with a three-speed automatic.
Though it’s being offered with no reserve price, it’s likely the car will sell for a tidy sum. This very car went under the hammer at Barrett-Jackon’s Scottsdale auction 10 years ago for $216,700 (approx. £168,200), and another official Eleanor hero car with the more desirable four-speed manual transmission was sold in 2013 for $1m (approx. £776,200).