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Eleanor Mustang is for sale
MONDAY TOP TIP: exchange your boring house/kidney/pension for a muscle car with Angelina Jolie’s bottomprint on the seat.
That’s right, interverse. Eleanor - the very same Mach 1 Ford Mustang GT500 from the 2000 remake of 1974 film classic, Gone in 60 Seconds, is for sale.
The car’s one of twelve built for the movie by famed hotrodsmiths, Steve Stanford and Chip Foose. Five were destroyed during the stunt sequences, and of the remaining seven, this is one of three hero cars actually driven by the actors.
And it’s not one of those tarted up snotters that usually find their way onto the big screen - it’s got plenty of muscle to back up the plastic add-ons.
According to the build sheet, the tuned ‘67 had its 4.7-litre V8 replaced with a 5.7-litre Ford Racing crate motor with a big-lobed camshaft and a 700cfm Holley four-barrel carburetor. It also got lowered coilover front suspension, Willwood disk brakes all round, side exhausts and a Fuel Safe racing tank.
Disappointingly, though, you don’t get nitrous. But you do get the “Go baby go” switch on the gear lever.
How much, we hear you crow? According to Coys, the auction house that consigned it, it’ll fetch at least £100,000 when it goes for sale at the Autosport International show in Birmingham this Saturday.
Is this a pretty price to pay for Angelina’s rumpstamp, TopGear.commers?