Get Your Own “Eleanor” Mustang
There has been a dearth of top-caliber car movies over the past few years, but Gone in 60 Secondsâ€”which was itself a remake of the 1974 originalâ€”has been one of the better ones. Nicholas Cage and the always captivating Angelina Jolie may have been given top billing as actors, but the true star of the movie was the modified 1967 Ford Shelby GTâ€”affectionately referred to in the film as “Eleanor”â€”that car thief Cage uses to outrun the fuzz in the final 30 minutes of the film.
If you’re looking to own your own Eleanor, custom hot rod builder Classic Recreations inked a deal with the Gone in 60 Seconds film producers in 2008 to create licensed versions of the vehicle. Two version are offered: A 535hp variant ($138,000), and a 750hp model ($189,900). Both models are painstakingly hand-crafted from a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback body by the Classic Creations team in Yukon, Oklahoma. All the requisite features of Eleanor from the movie are standard, including the “Go-Baby-Go” nitrous button.