Year of release: 2000
The car: Ford Mustang GT500
Why it’s special: Because Hollywood came up with an excuse to make a film about 50 of the hottest cars around.
Best bit: If it’s not Angelina Jolie purring about high heels and pink underwear, then it’s got to be the final chase between Eleanor and the entire LAPD.
Pub fact: Eleven GT500s were built for the film, but all were actually fastbacks and most were automatics, too.
Plot overview: Ribisi, brother of retired superthief Cage, fouls up in an especially stupid way for British nasty Eccleston. To persuade the mob boss not to kill his brother, Cage gets back into the criminal life and assembles a team (Duvall, Jones, Jolie, et al) to steal 50 luxury cars in one night.
For: A Ford Mustang that can almost rival Bullitt
Against: A bit bling for some tastes
CAR verdict: You could call Eleanor tacky, but we love this leading lady
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