The 1967 Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” is one of the most recognizable movie cars of all time, made famous in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” – the original 1974 release not the 2000 remake.
The movie features a lengthy car chase sequence that ends with the Eleanor making a 128-foot jump and reaching a height of 30 feet. What’s really impressive is that was achieved under the car’s own steam. It’s a feat rarely even attempted today without the use of a gas-driven catapult (as in “The Dukes of Hazzard” 2005 movie). And 1974 was decades before the invention of CGI effects. The jump has a visceral reality that you just don’t see in movies today. In fact, all of the stunts in this movie were completely old-school and real.