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1967 Ford Mustang GT500E "Eleanor"
This 1967 Ford Mustang GT500E “Eleanor” is faithful to the movie original and presents in honest condition. Under the bonnet is a Ford 6.4-litre (390ci) big block V8 engine with twin 650 Edelbrock carburettors, outputting over 200kW (265hp) to the rear wheels. This car is fitted with a five-speed Tremec manual transmission. The odometer currently shows 1,902km.
Famously starring in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, the GT500E “Eleanor” is a high performance Ford Mustang based upon the standard GT500 and features a unique body kit designed by Chip Foose and Steve Sanford. Such is the popularity of the look, select workshops were granted the rights to reproduce remakes of the GT500E by the filmmaker’s widow Denice Halicki. Notable differences over the standard Mustang include the striking Pepper Grey paintjob (which this one wears), front fog lamps, aggressive front bar, bonnet pins, and specific alloy wheels. Original movie cars have traded hands for multiple millions, but honest recreations like this car are examples that can actually be driven – not just a show car.
Finished on the outside in the movie-spec Pepper Grey paint with black stripes, this GT500E reverses the colour combination inside with black leather and grey seat inserts. It has the requisite side pipes, lap sash seat belts, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and unique bolstered seats with Carroll Shelby embroidering. A set of 17-inch Vintage Wheel Works silver alloy wheels are wrapped in Kumho tyres.
This car was built in the United States and originally came with a 289 cubic-inch motor. The 390ci V8 was swapped in when it was built to Eleanor specification in San Jose, California. It was also fitted with twin 650 Edelbrock carbuettors. It was imported to Australia in 2010. The owner notes some suspension bushings need to be inspected on this car.
Exterior condition looks to be in good shape for the car’s age. The Pepper Grey paintwork and black stripes has been well taken care of, with minimal signs of scratching or dents. Chrome trim around the windows and on the side mirrors shines brightly without marking or weathering. Some more obvious signs of chipping and damage are seen on the front bumper. Other minor chips and cracks are identified elsewhere on the body, too. All four wheels show no signs of curb rash.
The interior presents honestly. It is obvious that this car gets used, though there are no major signs of wear and tear. The seats show in good order and display no signs of leather cracking or stress, while the trim work and instruments look complete and undamaged. The owner notes the fuel gauge needs to be recalibrated as it only runs to half and the passenger door trim needs attention (has come off but can be refitted). The woodgrain steering wheel and aluminium pedals look to be in great condition. A clean and faithful Eleanor tribute car that has been used the way it was intended and is ready for the next owner to do the same.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 27/10/21 and is not recorded as stolen or written off. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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