In “Gone in Sixty Seconds” (2000) the very main car was a 1967 Shelby GT500. In fact in this movie was filmed not an original 1967 Shelby GT500 but based on 1967 Ford Mustang made for movie car which was appointed to be Shelby GT.
Yes, it was a fake Shelby in fact. А Shelby GT500 replica. And it had and she had a different exterior created by famous designer Chip Foose. But that car has captured thousands of car lovers over the world. We can say what that car was the one of the greatest Shelby GT500 and Ford Mustang appearances in cinema history.
Cinema Vehicle Services actually produced 12 different “Eleanors” for use in the production of this film. None of the 12 were actual Shelby Mustangs but converted standard 1967 Mustang fastbacks and are thus just customized 67 Mustangs with very little optical resemblence to an actual 67 Shelby. A 13th Eleanor, based on a real ’67 Shelby GT500 was prepared by Cinema Vehicle Services for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but that car did not appear in movie.
Some site says that the only true Shelby GT500 in the movie was given to Nicolas Cage’s character by Giovanni Ribisi’s character at the end of the movie. The real owner consented to the vehicle being used as long as it was returned in the original condition. Every part that could be unbolted, was unbolted and replaced by a junked replacement part for the scene.
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