Gone In Sixty Seconds film star Eleanor listed for sale on Auto Trader

Time 8:53 am, March 17, 2016

THE 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra that featured as the lead car in the blockbuster film ‘Gone In Sixty Seconds’ starring Nicolas Cage has been advertised for sale on Auto Trader.

media4The Shelby Mustang film star was affectionately dubbed ‘Eleanor’ in the 2000 film that also starred Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall and Vinnie Jones and played a lead role during the climax of the movie with a mega chase scene through the streets and docks of Los Angeles.

The GT500 is a rarity in its own right given that only 300 were ever manufactured by American tuning legend, Carroll Shelby. It was based on the Ford Mustang Fastback and had several body parts made from fibreglass to reduce weight such as the side intakes and bonnet, and was powered by a huge 7-litre V8 petrol engine.

In what appears to be an eventful journey, ‘Eleanor’ is now for sale at a dealership in Keighley, Yorkshire, and is claimed to have been used for the ‘beauty’ shots in the film, plus promotional activity. According to the dealership, ‘Eleanor’s’ previous owners also include the London Motor Museum and ex-Chelsea and Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o.

The car is listed by the retailer as boasting a rare specification including a 7-litre V8 with a 428 Cobra Jet Engine upgrade, full black leather Carroll Shelby Signature seats, original Shelby 427 wheels and Shelby racing fuel cap.

media7Labelled as the most iconic fast Ford ever built, the car is up for sale with a price tag of just under £100,000.

Of the 50 cars that Nicolas Cage and his gang needed to steal in what is now considered one of Hollywood’s most famous car heist film, half of them can be secured through more conventional means by buying them on Auto Trader.

Here’s the full list of the cars and whether or not they are listed for sale on Auto Trader.

Car Code name Is it on Auto Trader?
1 Aston Martin DB7 Mary YES
2 Aston Martin DB1 Barbara NO
3 Bentley Arnage Lindsey YES
4 Bentley Azure Laura YES
5 Bentley Continental Alma YES
6 Cadillac Eldorado Madeline NO
7 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Patricia NO
8 Cadillac Escalade Carol YES
9 Cadillac Eldorado STS Daniela NO
10 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible Stefanie NO
11 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Erin YES
12 Chevrolet Corvette Pamela YES
13 Corvette Corvette Stingray L71 Stacey YES
14 Ford F-Series F-350 4×4 Pickup Ann NO
15 DeTomaso Pantera Kate NO
16 Plymouth Superbird Vanessa NO
17 Dodge Viper Coupé GTS Denise YES
18 Ferrari F355 B Diane YES
19 Ferrari F355 F1 Iris YES
20 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Nadine NO
21 Ferrari 550 Maranello Angelina YES
22 Ferrari Testarossa Rose YES
23 Ford T-Bird Susan YES
24 GMC Yukon Megan NO
25 Hummer H1 (2 Door) Tracy YES
26 Infiniti Q45 Rachel NO
27 Jaguar XJ220 Bernadine NO
28 Jaguar XK8 Coupe Deborah YES
29 Lamborghini LM SUV Gina NO
30 Lexus LS 400 Hillary YES
31 Lincoln Navigator Kimberley YES
32 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL/Gullwing Dorothy NO
33 Mercedes Benz CL 500 Donna YES
34 Mercedes Benz S 600 Samantha NO
35 Mercedes Benz SL 600 Ellen NO
36 Mercury Custom Gabriela NO
37 Plymouth Hemi‘Cuda Shannon NO
38 Plymouth Road Runner Jessica NO
39 Pontiac GTO Sharon NO
40 Porsche 996 Tina YES
41 Porsche Boxster Marsha YES
42 Porsche 356B Speedster Natalie YES
43 Porsche 959 Virginia NO
44 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo Tanya YES
45 Rolls-Royce Park Ward Stretch Limousine Grace NO
46 Shelby AC Cobra Ashley NO
47 Shelby Mustang GT500 Eleanor YES
48 Toyota Land Cruiser Katie YES
49 Toyota Supra Turbo Lynn NO
50 Volvo V70R Lisa NO


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