CLASSIC CARS: “Gone In Sixty Seconds” Car at Mecum Chicago

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Another Original Eleanor Mustang To Hit The Block At Mecum In Chicago
1 of 3 Hero Cars Used in the Filming of Gone in 60 Seconds To Be Auctioned Oct. 12 
Walworth, Wis. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Go baby go. That was the phrase on everybody’s lips at Mecum’s Indianapolis 2013 auction where bidders determined the worth of the “Gone in 60 Seconds” movie star car known as Eleanor to be a cool $1 million. Now, another one of the movie’s “hero” cars, VIN #7R02C173895 is set to cross Mecum’s block at the Schaumburg Convention Center this Saturday, Oct. 12 at Mecum’s Chicago 2013 auction.

Built by Cinema Vehicle Services specifically for the 2000 remake of a true cult classic, this 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor (Lot 178) is one of only three used as “hero” cars during the filming of the movie in scenes involving the actors. An iconic trend-setter that has inspired countless replicas, the car features all of the signature Eleanor pieces including the distinctive two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint and the go-baby-go shifter, all put there by the builder who is including a letter of authenticity with the sale. Eager to consign this Eleanor with Mecum, the current owner shipped the car to Chicago from his residence in the United Kingdom via air transport to take part in the upcoming auction. Following Mecum’s Indianapolis sale, the question on everyone’s mind is “Will this Eleanor hero car become the next million-dollar Mustang?”

Eleanor will cross the block along with nearly 1,000 other coveted vehicles at Chicagoland’s only collector and classic car auction this Oct. 10-12. Doors to the auction open each day at 8 a.m. Portions of all three days will be broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity Network in addition to a live stream of the entire auction presented by Mecum at For more information on the Chicago auction, visit or call (262) 275-5050.
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Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr. N
Schaumburg, IL 60173
October 10-12, 2013
Admission: $20 per person
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday with Road Art an hour prior
Live TV Schedule: Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.
(All Times Central)
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