Genuine Eleanor. Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. RKM Auctions

A genuine, certified version of one of the world’s most famous Ford Mustangs is up for grab in Abu Dhabi.

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Draw up a list of the world’s most famous Mustangs and it’s a fair assumption that the 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds will be in the top three. Eleanor, as she’s known, is much copied by enthusiasts seeking to recreate the classic but performance-focused look. Well, this one is as close to the real deal as it’s possible to get.

When Gone in 60 Seconds was made, 11 Eleanors were built for the movie’s scene that saw Nicolas Cage being chased through the streets of Long Beach, California. They were created by a company called Cinema Vehicle Services, and that’s the firm behind this particular vehicle. It wasn’t featured in the movie, its body was produced in the same mould run, and it’s being sold with a certificate of authenticity from CVS.

This Eleanor is one of dozens of incredible cars up for sale at the RKM Auctions event taking place at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi next month. You can read more about it here.

This particular vehicle was originally a 290bhp V8-powered Mustang GT and rolled out of Ford‘s San Jose plant in 1967. But it’s been given a full going over by CVS and actually boasts a more impressive spec than the car in the movie. Instead of the 400bhp Ford 351 engine, the car on sale as a 428 Cobra Jet V8 with some 800bhp, as well as a Tremec five-speed transmission, Global West coilover suspension and SSBC Force brakes. A full build sheet comes with the car to prove to its new owner that it’s far more than just a pretty face. It’s also in pristine condition, having covered just 94 miles (151km) since its restoration.

Do you want to be that new owner? You’ll have to budget for the expected sale price of between $100,000 and $130,000 and make your way to the Abu Dhabi event on November 2.

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