1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor GT500 Fastback.
The Eleanor Mustang was based on a 1967 Mustang fastback and was built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of legendary coachbuilder Chip Foose for the Gone In 60 Second’s movie released in the year 2000 and remains one of the worlds most iconic hero cars to date.
This car was originally purchased in 2004 as a new import by it’s current owner, this Californian and genuine S code 390 4V Big Block, 4 speed fastback was always to be built as this Eleanor you see before you… He started the project by stripping the car and sending the shell to Sydney to be Right Hand Drive converted and the original 390 big block sent away to be stroked and made into a 445 cube monster… this all took a couple of years and i guess you can call it a stalled project. The owner just wanted a mint version of the Gone In 60 Seconds movie car and after some talk with Justin Hill from world renown Hills & Co a deal was struck for him to take the car on, it was to be built in no time frame, it just had to be done very very well and 6 years later and a tone of invoices that’s exactly what happened. The car has since been on display at the owners house and travelled very little miles since it’s build, presents as new.
Engine: Original 390 4v Big Block fe engine bored and stroked to 445ci scat crankshaft H beam rods with bolt upgrade JE custom forged pistons 10.5 compression total seal ring package fully balanced mallory metal all ARP main engine bolts studs felpro gasket set solid camtec cam and lifters reconditioned shaft rocker set up edelbrock alloy heads stainless valves pac valve springs edelbrock intake manifold 925cfm proform carburetor full custom ice ignition system new oil pump clevite engine bearings inc new cam bearings all machine work done by advanced performance machining.
Trans: 5 speed manual Tremic TKO-600 with McLoud steel 24 ounce counter weight flywheel, McLoud 11″ clutch and movie correct Shelby gear shifter with “Go Baby Go” Nitrous button (not functional).
Front End: RRS Phase 3 strut and brake conversion. RRS RHD Power rack and pinion steering, RRS race breed pump with RRS shock tower notching kit.
Rear end: 9 inch with RRS disc brake conversion.
Paint: Pepper Grey with black stripes done by Hills & Co and is simply amazing, gaps are fantastic and all fibreglass panels fit great and have not been moulded with bog like so many others that just present so many future problems. Body and paint is spectacular.
This is one amazing build and is the full package…
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By the way, the key to unlocking the secret of Eleanor is in the film, when the main character refers to the car, “unicorn” – a mythical creature that does not exist in nature.
Well, and now in order. “Gone in 60 Seconds” (2000) – a remake of the cult film of the same name an independent director and film producer Henry Blait HB Haliki. Eleanor was Ford Mustang Mach-1 in the original HB Halicki “Gone in 60 Seconds” (1974). And this was not some special modification of the vehicle, but is the stage name of a machine to act as a movie star. “Staring Eleanor” – this was said in the credits.
In the 90th, the film rights to “Gone in 60 Seconds” were at the studio Disney Pictures, and those few rethink Eleanor, revealing the world something new and appealing, but also gave rise to disputes among connoisseurs of classic American cars.
However, against the background of contemporary Ferrari and Lamborghini classic Ford Mustang would look like a poor relation, and Eleanor – this is a car which has to be focused all the attention, and the spirit of the original film would be completely lost if it acted in the role of, say, European sports car. Therefore, the studio began to look for options, with a stature commensurate with the Ferrari and Lambos.
And what about Shelby? Shelby Automotive brand owes its appearance to legendary racer Carroll Shelby, which were the words of the motto «performance is my business» and this – a real American classic sport cars. Most of the cars were homologated Shelby GT versions of the legendary Ford Mustang.
By the way, all stock Shelby GT500 models registered in the register of Shelby Worldwide Registry, and valued, are usually very high, and the cost of the individual and the most rare instances can be estimated at several million dollars. For example, the only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, with an engine of 520 hp – By 120-160 hp more than ordinary GT500 those years was put up for sale for $ 3 million without bargaining.
Than cars that played Eleanor in “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and there were more than a dozen, of course, is not stock Shelby GT500. They were created at the factory Hollywood Cinema Vehicle Services of the usual 1967 Mustang Fastback. However, to Eleanor on the screen looked no less steeply than, say, Ferrari 550 Maranello – Angelina or the 1999 Porsche 996 – Tina, each of the “Mustangs” was subjected to a kind of plastic surgery.
The new look of the car came up the famous illustrator Steve Stanford, and embodied in the metal and plastic known Californian designer Chip Foose, made from a fiberglass prototype hood, front trim, side skirts, overhangs and other elements Eleanor.
By the way, one of the contenders for the role of Eleanor was another expensive and very rare American sports car – Ford GT40, but due to the fact that the car would have to perform difficult stunts option was rejected. But still, something from this car still borrowed – wheels with Eleanor in “Gone in 60 Seconds” (2000) are the same as the Ford GT40.