“Go, child, go!”
I used to be simply 18 years previous when the remake of the traditional movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” hit the field workplace 23 years in the past final month, on June 9, 2000. As a teen, I used to be a automotive fanatic, and this movie elevated my ardour for the automotive world much more. The hero automotive within the movie, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, was “Eleanor:” a automotive with coronary heart, soul, and emotions…
… To not point out loads of energy. Eleanor was a closely modified pony automotive with modifications to the outside, the inside, and the operating gear. One of the crucial memorable upgrades she had was a button close to the gear shift lever that mentioned “Go Child Go.” This could activate the automotive’s nitrous system for optimum thrust. That scene nonetheless provides me goosebumps.
Sources say that there have been 11 or 12 automobiles constructed to be used in the course of the filming. Seven have been mentioned to have survived the filming, and three have since been publicly bought (not surprisingly, for sums upward of $1 million). Many “duplicate” Eleanor Mustangs have been created through the years, nonetheless, and at the moment’s AutoHunter automotive is exactly a type of.
G-Tech Engineering of Greenville, Michigan constructed this duplicate with all the best components, beginning with a ProCharger-supercharged 4.6-liter V8, Wilwood disc brakes, 17-inch American Racing wheels, side-outlet exhausts, and a six-speed computerized transmission. The automotive is being auctioned with service data and a transparent title.
True to the film automotive’s aesthetic, this Mustang has color-keyed bumpers, GT500 striping, and driving lights together with different exterior options. The rear finish has been mini-tubbed to suit wider tires. Transferring to the inside, we see a pair of black leather-based buckets that have been sourced from a 2007 Mustang. The cockpit additionally contains a roll bar, a wooden steering wheel, three-point seat belts, and an Eclipse audio system.
The center of this beast is its dual-overhead-cam V8 which has a ProCharger supercharger, mass-flow gas injection, a ceramic-coated exhaust system, and a customized consumption manifold. The engine bay is clear due to the relocation of hoses, wiring, and air con strains to contained in the fenders.
Now could be your probability to really feel like Nicholas Cage and expertise the adrenaline, nostalgia, and magic of driving a duplicate film automotive in your individual hometown.
And sure, it has a Go Child Go button (even when only for ornament).
The public sale for this 1967 Ford Mustang ends on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT)