Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Eleanor Sells for $852,000

by Michael Satterfield

It was a big week for Mustang movie cars at Mecum's Kissimmee Florida auction with the Bullitt hero car selling for over $3.7 million and one of the original 1967 Mustang fastbacks built for the film Gone in 60 Seconds and driven by Nicolas Cage bringing in $852,500.


Originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford, the car is arguably one of the most recognizable movie cars of the last twenty tears, Eleanor was so iconic that officially licensed replicas are still in production today. One of the original 11 cars built for use in Touchstone Pictures' 2000 film "Gone in 60 Seconds" by Cinema Vehicle Services, the car was a "hero car" used in various interior and exterior film scenes and was recently fully restored by Cinema Vehicle Services with approximately 90 miles since completion.


Powered by a blueprinted HiPo 351 CI V-8 engine topped with aluminum heads and an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, a roller camshaft, headers with stainless side-exit exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers, and an MSD ignition system are just part of the powertrain make up. A Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission and a hydraulic clutch with Quicktime bell housing and a Wenco driveshaft delivers power to the 3.70 Positraction differential, while power steering and Wilwood disc brakes along with a Total Control Products suspension all conspire to make this car a truly riveting ride. But, the NOS system, which lends the engine an additional 100 to 125 HP, takes it over the top, just as anyone would expect from Eleanor.





via Mecum

13 Comments

  1. Never cared for the eleanor cars...not onto those ground effects

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    1. Bob Ellis I agree i think the 67 eleanor are a joke The hood is terrible. The whole build just ruins the Original 67 Shelby IMO

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    2. Bob, most overrated cars ever

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  2. I'll take Eleanor over that green Mustang anyday.

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  3. And I'll take that ol run down green one. Not cuz its a 3. Sumthin dollar car, but because I always felt the E cars were terribly overdone with glitz. Still like the stock look better. To each their own.

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  4. The story about the lawsuit between Shelby and the original designer is pretty funny though.

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  5. Plus ,Cage is a shitty actor

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  6. I did some work on Nick Cages movie car "Eleanor stunts version " back before the movie was released. I have photos of it. 1 of 13 versions. It had two steering wheels with a reverse rack and pinion.

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  7. A lot of people with money to shit away WOW that is about 820k to much

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  8. I wouldnt have given 8500 for it, then have to take off all that pepboys looking crap off it. At least put Branda real Shelby parts on it, not that goofy looking stuff from a really bad movie. Truly, I would rather have the original 73 yellow and black fastback than this car...

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  9. The hideous Elenor that led to the desecration of way too many Mustangs, turning them into clown cars.

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  10. I hate that thing

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  11. For all you Eleanor hating members of this group. The market has spoken a 1967 Eleanor licensed mustang sold today on BARETT-JACKSON for $300,000. hate on!!!

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