Evan Longoria’s 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is An Unofficial Tribute To Gone In 60 Seconds

Many have seen the Nicolas Cage-Angelina Jolie starrer Gone in 60 Seconds. The movie which released in 2000 alongside Tom Cruise’s world-conquering Mission Impossible 2, wasn’t a blockbuster. But the movie which managed to turn a profit for its makers was the much-awaited remake of a 1970s action flick of the same name. Featuring a bunch of car thieves who had to steal an insanely large number of cars in a single night, both movies featured a Mustang as the last car in the list. A Mustang with the nickname of Eleanor.gone-in-60-seconds-evan-longorias-1971-mustang-mach-1-6The original movie which released in 1974 had a 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof which was redressed as a 1973 model. The 2000 remake had a 1963 Shelby Mustang GT500 which was tastefully modified by Chip Foose as the star car. Both Eleanors have their own share of fans. But if you happen to be someone who dreamt of seeing these two cars merge into one, then your wish has been fulfilled. And if you have the heavy wallet, you can actually buy it at an upcoming auction.gone-in-60-seconds-evan-longorias-1971-mustang-mach-1-1Greet this unique 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 which belongs to Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria. The amalgamation of two iconic movie cars is now ready to step on to the auction block at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida. This piece of American muscle car awesomeness started off as 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 before gradually taking on the persona of a 1970 Shelby Mustang GT500. Thus the air scoops, spoiler and taillight assembly from the Shelby made its way on to the car’s body. Then came the 502 CI Chevrolet Ram jet engine and the 6-speed transmission straight off a Chevrolet Corvette. The 8-inch body extension and the recognizable paint scheme that the 2000 movie Eleanor sported completed the exterior transformation. Sparco Italian leather racing seats and a 10-point roll cage are the major highlights once you step inside and the cabin looks purposeful instead of being another leather-wrapped pimped-up ride. Just the way we love it.gone-in-60-seconds-evan-longorias-1971-mustang-mach-1-4gone-in-60-seconds-evan-longorias-1971-mustang-mach-1-2gone-in-60-seconds-evan-longorias-1971-mustang-mach-1-3The auction which is scheduled to take place from 6th to 15th of January will see this 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fetching anything $95,000 to $125,000.

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