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(Marketwatch)   The '67 customized Mustang from the famous Nicolas Cage movie goes up for auction. As expected, it's gone in 60 seconds   (marketwatch.com) divider line 30
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2013-07-05 12:25:32 AM  
Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.
 
2013-07-05 12:56:01 AM  

Bob Falfa: Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.


I have to agree. This seems like one of those penis size compensating purchases for some ritchie rich to brag to his also compensating friends. Cool car indeed. But- no working nitrous ? A button just for decor ? Fine if its only to be used in another film, but, even as a , i dont know- an every other sunday in months under 31 days driver- if i had a nitrous button i would want it to function.
Then again- i drive a crappy buick and miss my saturn. what the hell do i know ?

/its the last of the v-8s, Max !
 
2013-07-05 12:58:48 AM  
I forgot- its a prop car. FTA
he car was built by Cinema Vehicle Services out of Hollywood, Calif., with help from well-known designer Steve Stanford. The builders mocked up the body pieces using clay and wood, and, after that molds were made that included the PIAA driving lights, fender flares, side skirts and scoops.

which is cool, but how much sheetmetal is even original ?
/why yes, i do like old mustangs and stuff
 
2013-07-05 01:20:22 AM  
No Hero Tag?

Geesh.
 
2013-07-05 01:44:19 AM  

alienated: Bob Falfa: Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.

I have to agree. This seems like one of those penis size compensating purchases for some ritchie rich to brag to his also compensating friends. Cool car indeed. But- no working nitrous ? A button just for decor ? Fine if its only to be used in another film, but, even as a , i dont know- an every other sunday in months under 31 days driver- if i had a nitrous button i would want it to function.
Then again- i drive a crappy buick and miss my saturn. what the hell do i know ?

/its the last of the v-8s, Max !


Nitrous systems aren't that difficult or expensive to install, but you probably don't need it on that car.  400HP is a lot for a '67 mustang.

But if you had a million to buy it, making that nitrous button real is trivial.
 
2013-07-05 01:59:42 AM  
I've never seen the original, but I lost my suspension of disbelief in the Cage version during the scene where he needed to get past a traffic jam, and there just so happened to be a car transporter with its ramp down exactly where he needed it to do a jump. It strained credulity.

It didn't help that I saw it on a date I would much rather forget...
 
2013-07-05 03:49:58 AM  
If I'm reading the article right, this is the only surviving *and* drivable Mustang from the film, as well as being the hero car. That had to spike the price a bit, but in terms of iconic status in pop culture, I can't see why it would sell for 8-10 times the price of the original General Lee or KITT.
 
2013-07-05 05:05:27 AM  

Eric The Pilot: If I'm reading the article right, this is the only surviving *and* drivable Mustang from the film, as well as being the hero car. That had to spike the price a bit, but in terms of iconic status in pop culture, I can't see why it would sell for 8-10 times the price of the original General Lee or KITT.


Inflation?
 
2013-07-05 06:12:46 AM  
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Should have held out for the Firebird.
 
2013-07-05 06:56:43 AM  
I was at that auction.  They predicted $5M.
 
2013-07-05 07:27:38 AM  
"Famous" movie?
 
2013-07-05 07:30:42 AM  
photo 4: "the car has both power steering and power brakes."

pansies.
 
2013-07-05 07:38:54 AM  

Bob Falfa: Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.


'Mmm, yes, this is the one.  I saw four of them at the Starbucks last week.'  You know what this means don't you?'

No.

'There's too many self-Indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money!'
 
2013-07-05 07:50:08 AM  
Meh.  I never really liked the Eleanor resto-mod.  If I had a $million to spend on Mustangs, I'd rather get an old GT500 and a new one.  Might even get to keep a little change (too lazy to check prices for old GT500s).  For some reason, I'm particularly enamored of the blue-on-white.

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2013-07-05 07:51:31 AM  

rk1i: Meh.  I never really liked the Eleanor resto-mod.  If I had a $million to spend on Mustangs, I'd rather get an old GT500 and a new one.  Might even get to keep a little change (too lazy to check prices for old GT500s).  For some reason, I'm particularly enamored of the blue-on-white.

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There was one at the same auction as Eleanor.

It went for more money.

/can't remember exactly how much
//maybe $1.5M
 
2013-07-05 08:07:14 AM  
It only takes two idiots at an auction tomake the seller rich
 
2013-07-05 08:08:59 AM  
meh... it's still a Ford.
 
2013-07-05 08:14:24 AM  
It's too bad they aren't selling more of these, because with Nick Cage involved only one out of 5 is going to be any good; the rest will suck hard.
 
2013-07-05 09:30:56 AM  

rk1i: Meh.  I never really liked the Eleanor resto-mod.  If I had a $million to spend on Mustangs, I'd rather get an old GT500 and a new one.  Might even get to keep a little change (too lazy to check prices for old GT500s).  For some reason, I'm particularly enamored of the blue-on-white.


I'm partial to white striped blue.
 
2013-07-05 09:58:28 AM  

alienated: Bob Falfa: Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.

I have to agree. This seems like one of those penis size compensating purchases for some ritchie rich to brag to his also compensating friends. Cool car indeed. But- no working nitrous ? A button just for decor ? Fine if its only to be used in another film, but, even as a , i dont know- an every other sunday in months under 31 days driver- if i had a nitrous button i would want it to function.


Unless it has one of those awesome transmissions with an endless supply of gears, they paid too much.

/Wanna go faster? Just shift again!
 
2013-07-05 10:25:09 AM  

seelorq: alienated: Bob Falfa: Cool car? Yes.
Million dollar car? Nope.

I have to agree. This seems like one of those penis size compensating purchases for some ritchie rich to brag to his also compensating friends. Cool car indeed. But- no working nitrous ? A button just for decor ? Fine if its only to be used in another film, but, even as a , i dont know- an every other sunday in months under 31 days driver- if i had a nitrous button i would want it to function.

Unless it has one of those awesome transmissions with an endless supply of gears, they paid too much.

/Wanna go faster? Just shift again!


Reminds me of many games that do this.  Battlefield BC2 off the top of my head.
Me (riding in the gunner seat): What gear are we in?
Friend (driving): I lost count, 17th or 18th I think.

Also, endless clips in guns in movies.
 
2013-07-05 11:35:12 AM  
I can see a mil for a numbers original GT500 but a mil for a fancy built mustang that is nowhere near a GT500 but called a GT500.... no way, early 6 figures.
 
2013-07-05 12:25:24 PM  
The vin # pictured doesn't have an engine code for the base car it was made from..

7R02 0 17971
7= 1967 production year
R = Fastback
02 = San Jose plant
0 = doesn't equal anything should be a A C K S or T for the original base car
17971 consecutive unit number

/owns a 1966 GT coupe
 
2013-07-05 12:27:04 PM  
Gone in 60 Seconds is one of my favourtist movies ever. Not kidding. I wrote a paper on it in high school. One of those stupid "hey this pop culture thing relates to this class in a way only I can explain" things, but still.

A million for a prop car is a waste of money. Wait, a million for any car is a waste of money.

/I like your biatch
//a brother's love is... a brother's love
/I am a baaaaaaad man
 
2013-07-05 03:27:54 PM  
As a Mustang owner I just can't bring myself to like that overdone jalopy.
 
2013-07-05 05:56:07 PM  
Clive Sutton in England, will build you one of these, licensed by Ford and Gone In 60 Seconds, the way you want it (left or right-hand drive, 535hp - 700hp, 4-speed or 5-speed) starting at £127,500 (roughly $190,000). That's for the cheap-o version. You want the high-end Eleanore recreation? That'll run at least a quarter mil. And that's for a car that wasn't in the movie. With that said, the actual 'hero' car from the movie is only 4-times as much.
 
2013-07-05 06:23:00 PM  

Lord Dimwit: I've never seen the original, but I lost my suspension of disbelief in the Cage version during the scene where he needed to get past a traffic jam, and there just so happened to be a car transporter with its ramp down exactly where he needed it to do a jump. It strained credulity.


I was driving to work one morning into Downtown Vancouver in my 1994 Mustang GT a few years back. I get down the road from the office, and 1/4 mile ahead of me was a car carrier with the ramp down and no cars on it. (and the road was clear)

For about .37 seconds, I did seriously contemplate it. For a sane person, that's almost an eternity.
 
2013-07-05 11:49:49 PM  

rk1i: Meh.  I never really liked the Eleanor resto-mod.  If I had a $million to spend on Mustangs, I'd rather get an old GT500 and a new one.  Might even get to keep a little change (too lazy to check prices for old GT500s).  For some reason, I'm particularly enamored of the blue-on-white.

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Car and Driver or one of those magazines got to drive a restored GT500 and they had an article about it.  They said it was awesome and reminded you that old cars really did connect you with the road better because there wasn't a ton of crap assisting you.  They also said if you wanted to simulate the experience you could take 1500 empty soda cans, load them into your back seat, and drive on a bumpy road.  Apparently the rattles were extraordinary.
 
2013-07-06 10:20:48 AM  
The REAL Eleanor laughs at cgi stunts and drives off.
 
2013-07-06 12:42:48 PM  

Chevello: The REAL Eleanor laughs at cgi stunts and drives off.


H. B. Halicki knows of what you speak.
 
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