The Original #1 Eleanor - 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 Custom
Gone in 60 Seconds, starring Oscar winning actors Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Robert Duvall, is the story of a retired car thief, Memphis Raines, who must steal 50 cars in one night in order to save his brother from an evil crime boss in a remake of the 1974 film by H.B. Halicki. The cars, which took the names of women, were all rare and valuable, but the one that stole the show was this ’67 Shelby GT 500 named “Eleanor”.
Over $250,000 was spent researching and engineering Eleanor. This GT 500 is “The Original Eleanor”, in that it was the first car designed and hand built to use as the basis of how the Mustang would appear on screen. Cinema Vehicle Services of Hollywood California custom built and supplied cars for this movie. Eleven identically prepared cars were used for the 40 minute chase scene of Nicolas Cage Driving “Eleanor”, with only seven surviving filming.
Having begun life as a concept drawing by Hot Rod designer Steve Stanford, Eleanor was brought to life by well known designer Chip Foose and built by Star Car status in just a few short years.