The Li’l Foose Coupe: Iconic Design in ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’

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The Li'l Foose Coupe
The Li'l Foose Coupe

The 2000 action film “Gone in 60 Seconds,” featuring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, experienced a range of responses from audiences and critics alike. While it earned accolades, such as Angelina Jolie’s win at the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Actress, it also faced critique, notably securing multiple Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, including Worst Screenplay and most intrusive musical score.

Yet, what truly cemented its place in cinematic history was its dedicated focus on automobiles, with the iconic 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500, affectionately known as Eleanor, taking center stage.

The 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe, which was painstakingly restored by the renowned American customizer Chip Foose, was one of the many unique cars featured in the movie. Known as the Li’l Foose Coupe, this vehicle attracted notice for its distinctive features and style in addition to its appearance in “Gone in 60 Seconds”.

The Li'l Foose Coupe
The Li’l Foose Coupe (Chip Foose)

Originally showcased in the Titus TV series, the Li’l Foose Coupe made its way to the big screen without any modifications, retaining Foose’s original vision. With its distinct chopped roof, stretched hood, and fender design, the car exuded a special allure that caught the eye of movie producers.

Following its appearance in “Gone in 60 Seconds,” the Li’l Foose Coupe continued to make waves, earning recognition at prestigious automotive events like the Detroit Autorama and finding a place in the Dare to Dream car collection. Now, enthusiasts have the opportunity to own this iconic piece of automotive history as it goes up for auction at RM Sotheby’s in Toronto, Canada, with expectations of fetching a significant sum.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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