Sunday Feature Film: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) | ClassicCars.com Journal

Sunday Function Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) | ClassicCars.com Journal


This isn’t the Nick Cage and Angelina Jolie Gone in 60 Seconds remake. That is the unique — full with the 40 minute automotive chase. A basic that launched the world to “Eleanor,” a extremely prized 1973 Mustang. Thought of a “B” film in its day, it has gone on to be a cult basic amongst the automotive culture-set.

From Wikipedia: “Maindrian Tempo is a good insurance coverage investigator who runs an car chop shop in Long Beach, California. He’s additionally the chief of knowledgeable automotive theft ring, who steals and re-sells stolen automobiles; utilizing the vehicle identification number (VIN), engines, components, and particulars (corresponding to parking decals and bumper stickers) sourced from legitimately-purchased wrecks. As an insurance coverage trade insider, Tempo does have one small idiosyncrasy: All automobiles stolen should be insured.”

“Tempo is approached by a South American drug lord who affords $400,000 in change for the theft of 48 particular automobiles, to be delivered to the Lengthy Seashore docks inside 5 days. The listing contains limousinessemi-trailer trucks, classic automobiles, and exotics; rendering the order tough to fill throughout the time restrict. However, Tempo is assured that the order could be stuffed by the March 2, 1974 deadline.”

“Mapping out a fundamental technique, the thieves scout out their vehicular targets; all of which have been given feminine code names. The plan goes easily – with even a few of the extra eclectic automobiles acquired with relative ease – however obstacles mount. Chief of those difficulties is a yellow, 1973 Ford Mustang, code named “Eleanor.” The primary “Eleanor” they arrive throughout is occupied; they find this automotive once more however stealing it ends in a chase as its drunken proprietor pursues Tempo. A second “Eleanor” is acquired seemingly with out subject.”

The automobiles stolen within the film are as follows:

• 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 – Marion
• 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 – Barbara
• 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 – Lindsey
• 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 – Dianne
• 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-5 – Nicole
• 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-5 – Ruby
• 1972 Lincoln Continental – Julie
• 1971 Freightliner WFT 6364 – Frances
• 1973 Cadillac Coupe DeVille – Mary
• 1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SE – Joanne
• 1930 Hudson Motor Automotive Firm – Beverly
• 1974 Cadillac Coupe DeVille – Patricia
• 1974 Lincoln Continental Mark IV – Ruth
• 1927 Citroen B14 Conduite – Elizabeth
• 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Terri
• 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – Eileen
• 1972 Plymouth Barracuda – Susan
• 1970 Jaguar E-Sort – Claudia
• 1959 Rolls-Royce Phantom V – Rosie
• 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Maria
• 1972 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4 – Sharon
• 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Kathy
• 1953 Chrysler Coupe Class – Alice
• 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon – Leona
• 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Kelly
• 1971 Cadillac Eldorado – Nancy
• 1973 Jensen Interceptor – Betty
• 1971 Citroen SM – Patti
• 1962 Ferrari 340 America – Judy
• 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II – Carey
• 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III – Jackie
• 1973 Cadillac Eldorado – Laurie
• 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe – Sandy
• 1971 Chevrolet Vega – Christy
• 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Michelle
• 1967 Lamborghini Miura – Tracy
• 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta – Marilyn
• 1971 De Tomaso Pantera – Maxine
• 1968 Intermeccanica Italia GFX – Lorna
• 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Jean
• 1949 Ferrari V12 – Paula
• 1966 Lotus Europa S1 – Renee
• 1974 Manta Mirage – Annie
• 1971 Ford “Massive Oly” Bronco – Janet
• 1972 Stutz Blackhawk – Karen
• 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL – Dorothy
• 1973 Stutz Blackhawk – Donna
• 1973 Ford Mustang – “Eleanor”





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