Three Movie Star Cars from “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Ford V Ferrari,” and “Christine” at 2020 Mecum Kissimmee
“Eleanor” is one of the original 11 cars built for use in Touchstone Pictures’ 2000 film “Gone in 60 Seconds. Eleanor’s design was refined and crafted by Chip Foose, who implemented what he thought Carroll Shelby would want to see as a modern day GT500. It’s rumored that Bruckheimer, producer of the movie, wanted Eleanor to be black with gray stripes and that a painter mixed up the order, creating the gray with black stripe motif that became so famous.
This Hero Car from the 2019 film ‘Ford v Ferrari’ was built to replicate the car driven by Ken Miles at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It has Roush 427IR V-8 engine stroked to 511 CI, producing 604 HP and 572 lb-ft of torque. This car was driven by Christian Bale during the filming of the movie.
This 1958 Plymouth Fury “Christine” was from the 1983 film “Christine” directed by John Carpenter and based off of the novel by Stephen King. “Christine” was one of the most beautiful cars of the 1950s—the thin roofline, quad headlights, wide straight-bar grille, moderate rear tail fins, ornate but tasteful use of chrome and aluminum trim certainly made the Plymouth a standout design.