While Ford itself isn’t officially making an appearance at SEMA 2022, there will be at least a handful of Blue Oval machines present at the show, including a couple classic Mustangs. For example, Ringbrothers is bringing a custom 1969 Mustang known as the “Patriarc” to show off. It will be accompanied by a movie star Mustang – one of the famous 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, nicknamed “Eleanor,” from the movie Gone In 60 Seconds, which will also be in attendance, compliments of CTEK, a global battery charging solutions brand.
This particular Eleanor is one of only three surviving “Hero Cars” produced for and featured in the film. Known as Eleanor No. 7, this 1967 Ford Mustang will make a short tour around California before winding up in Las Vegas for SEMA 2022. Eleanor is owned by ChromeCars, and it’s important to note that this particular vehicle is not a kit or a replica – it is one of the original vehicles used in the film.
“Designed by two of the most renowned and respected designers Chip Foose and Steve Sandford, Eleanor instantly generated excitement among muscle car aficionados,” said Chris Zollner, a spokesperson for ChromeCars. “Eleven cars were produced for use in the making of the movie – only three of the original ‘Hero Cars’ survived the film shoot – including Eleanor No. 7. These Hero Cars are particularly beautiful and were only used to film scenes featuring the stars themselves.”
This isn’t the first time an Eleanor 1967 Ford Mustang has surfaced. In early 2020, one of the three surviving Eleanor Hero Cars popped up for auction and subsequently sold for $852,000. In fact, the Eleanor that will be featured at SEMA changed hands in late 2020. Regardless, every Eleanor is a beautiful example of the 1967 Ford Mustang, and will certainly be a welcome sight at SEMA.