1967 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor' among highlights of Austin sale

A 1967 Ford Mustang "Eleanor" that starred in the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) is the star of Mecum Auctions' December12-13 sale in Austin.

The car is one of 11 built especially for the film and is the last remaining screen used example.

1967 Ford Eleanor
Nicholas Cage drove the 1967 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor' in Gone in 60 Seconds

Mecum comment: "The car is one of only three used in scenes involving the cast of Gone, which included Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie, and it incorporates the now-famous design features originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford."

At present there is no estimate for the car available, however it sold for $1m at Mecum's Indianapolis sale last year.

A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible (aka the Sting Ray) that was formerly owned by astronaut Gus Grissom (1926-1967) is another highlight.

Grissom was the second American in Space and flew aboard the Mercury-Redstone 4 and Gemini 3 missions during the early 1960s.

He was killed in the Apollo 1 disaster in 1967.

The Sting Ray was in production between 1963 and 1967 and remains one of the most popular Corvettes of its era.

Examples in comparable condition regularly achieve in excess of $100,000, with one selling for $120,000 at Mecum in 2012.

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