1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Eleanor will be put on auction
Everyone who have watched the "Gone is 60 seconds" movie knows for sure how famous the Eleanor movie car is. The car will be sold by COYS the international car auctioneers at the Autosport International show in Birmingham on Saturday January 14th and it is expected to fetch around $155,000.
The Eleanor is based on the 1973Ford Mustang Mach 1 and features wings with new wider wheel arches, a bonnet with a prominent bulge, a deep front valance and side skirts and a spoiler incorporated into the boot lid. The car sits on Schmidt 17x8-inch wheels, while the interior features the standard Shelby interior with a monster tachometer and a subtle roll hoop.
Also, for this particular Mustang the 289 cubic inch V8 engine has been replaced with a 351 cubic inch Ford Racing crate motor fitted with a "big" camshaft and 700cfm Holley 4-barrel carburettor.
There were twelve cars built for the movie, five of which were stunt cars that didn’t survive the filming. The car being sold is one of the very small number that remain.