Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 "Eleanor" Recreation

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This is your chance to own one of the most authentically correct recreations of a true movie icon. This car was commissioned by William “Bill” Denbeste of Denbeste Motorsport in California and resided in his collection amongst the famous “Wall of Cobras”. The car has only covered 500 miles since its full creation meaning this engine is essentially new and only just run in.

The 2000 movie, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ is mostly remembered for the final heist in which Nicholas Cage’s character, Randall “Memphis” Raines has to steal a Shelby GT500 Mustang, nicknamed “Eleanor”, a homage to the original film of the same name released in 1974.

Originally designed by famed Hot Rod illustrator Steve Stanford, built by celebrity car builder Chip Foose and listed by Hot Rod magazine as one of 100 most influential vehicles in the history of hot rodding, the original Eleanor was actually 13 different Mustangs that were uniquely equipped for different shots throughout the movie.

BODYWORK

Built on a correct 1967 C Code Fastback the car has been painted with correct Pepper Grey Metallic detailed with correct Black Metallic stripes

The custom headlight panel holds a pristine billet grille between two HID driving lights and two crystal clear halogen headlights. Below that grille, a Shelby ‘R’ style front valence incorporates two correct PIAA fog lights into an enlarged and billet filled air intake which is centred between two correct PIAA driving lights. At the top of the grille, an aggressive fibreglass bonnet with two perfectly aligned bonnet fastening pins .The Side profile shows the correct front wing mounted Shelby GT500 Emblems , pristine chrome door handles , correct satin finished Bullet style Shelby mirrors and a fully operational flip up filler cap.

At the rear of the car, the rear valence is correctly flanked by Shelby style extensions and pepper grey body coloured rear bumper.

The boot is electrically operated from inside the vehicle.

The car sits on Correct .427 Style Shelby 5 Lug Wheels with 3 eared spinners with new tyres.

The vehicle bodykit is to the exacting style of the original made by Cinema Vehicle Services for the film.

INTERIOR

Unmarked High Quality Authentic Vinyl Interior with front lap belts as per an original Shelby , also correct weave carpets and period new headlining and sun visors. The dashboard houses the correct classic dials with Large Rev counter mounted above the transmission tunnel. The passenger side brushed aluminium dashboard shows the correct GT500 Emblem. The glovebox houses the boot lid release button. The car also has an up to date stereo system with stereo speakers.

MECHANICALS

The engine is a ROUSH 427R – 7 litre engine producing over 550 BHP and 535 ft-lbf of torque ( build number 028 ) and Carroll Shelby signed valve covers. As mentioned above, this engine has only done 500 miles.

The Electronic Ignition system has been upgraded to MSD and also has a high performance ignition Coil and leads.

The cooling system is a bespoke made BeCool system with BeCool Header tank and twin rear located Super Duty Puller fans and high performance braided water hoses.

The transmission is a new 5 speed Tremec manual gearbox.

The braking system has been upgraded to the Willwood Forged Dynalite Big Brake System with 4 pot callipers attached to Drilled and slotted brake discs using Goodridge high performance braided brake hoses.

The classic rack and pinion steering assembly has been replaced and is new.

Do not be fooled by other “Eleanor” recreations which are merely a pant job and a body kit. This car is worlds apart from those and a viewing is highly recommended.

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Specification

Millage:
500
Year:
1967
BHP:
550
Transmission:
Manual
Exterior Colour:
Dupont Pepper Grey with Twin Black Stripes
Interior Colour:
Black
Engine Capacity:
6997
Engine Configuration:
V8
Price:
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