Eleanor Hero Car Sells at Mecum for $1 Million
Those in attendance on Saturday May 18, 2013 at Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds saw the 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Hero Car from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds sell for an astonishing $1 million. Catch the Saturday auction highlights here.
Gone in 60 seconds | Eleanor Shelby GT500
When you are offered the chance to shoot an original 1967 Shelby GT500 from the film Gone In 60 Seconds, signed by Nicolas Cage; otherwise known as Eleanor, you don't turn it down. A good friend of mine mentioned to me that one of his co-workers, Chris Kenner, owned the car from the film and would be up for doing a short film with it. This was completely surreal for me because since I was a kid, I have seen the movie plenty of times and idolized the film and the car. I had only a limited amount of time to shoot already, and we lost a lot of time on account of the brake lights not working properly. But the two days I had with the car flew by and before you know it that was it. We had a storyline in mind, but weren't sure how to work it in with the footage that we were able to get. When I was trying things in the editing room, I casually put the theme-song from the movie underneath some of the footage, and it just had to stay. The result is a faux-tribute to the film and the car. And although we weren't able to achieve a lot of the same things in the film, the car sure looked good under the lights of Las Vegas! Enjoy! Directed and Produced by: Jeremy Heslup of Valkyr Productions LLC Assistant: Christopher Oberle Folllow http://instagram.com/valkyrfilms for more updates! http://valkyrproductions.com | http://facebook.com/valkyrfilms | http://twitter.com/valkyrfilms