Eleanor, the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 from the film Gone in Sixty Seconds – widely recognised as one of Hollywood’s most iconic film cars of the 21st century – is for sale in the UK.
The genuine car from the 2000 heist movie starring Nicolas Cage has been listed on Auto Trader with a near-£100,000 asking price.
The Ford GT500 Shelby Cobra, formerly owned by the London Motor Museum and ex-Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o, was used as a ‘beauty car’ in the film and has toured the world to promote the flick at a number of red carpet premieres.
Starring in the climax of the film in one of the most-loved car chase scenes in modern cinema history, Cage manages to escape the clutches of the LAPD but part-trashes the Mustang in the process.
However, this car, for sale at Motorhub in Keighley, West Yorkshire, isn’t the vehicle used in the bodywork-mangling stunt scene where Cage jumps over a police road-block on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.
Instead, this is one of the ‘beauty cars’ used in close-up shots in the film, including interior footage with Cage at the wheel.
The car, priced at £99,989, is described by the seller as packing an amazing and rare specification including a 5.7-litre V8 with 428 Cobra Jet Engine upgrade, fuel injection, auto transmission, full black leather Carroll Shelby Signature seats and a 160mph speedo.
The ‘5 SEC’ plate shown in the pictures isn’t the registered one for the car.
Transported from Hollywood to the UK after promotional duties, the car has had a stint on display at the London Motor Museum and belonged to Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto’o who has won three Champions League titles and currently plies his trade in the Turkish top division for Antalyaspor.
The GT500 is just one of a host of Ford Mustangs for sale on the site, including the latest model that is now available as a right-hand-drive UK car for the first time ever. It’s also a car the This is Money team is testing at the moment — our review will be going live in the coming weeks.
Last month, one of the 10 Aston Martin DB10s created for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, sold at auction for £2.4 million.
The car, the only one made available for public sale, reached the staggering fee despite not appearing in the film at all as well as not being road legal.
In reflection, the £100k asking price for this Eleanor Shelby GT500 doesn’t seem that steep.