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1968 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Is About as Cool as the Original

Mustangs are not all created equal, and among them there are some more prominent than others in various respects. As far as movie fame goes, there are few Mustangs as cherished as Eleanor.
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There were actually two of them, depending on what version of the Gone in 60 Seconds movie we are referring to. The original 1974 flick starred a 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof (this car is the only Mustang in history to have received a movie credit), but the one our generation identifies with is the Shelby Mustang GT500 used in the 2000 remake.

When the newer movie hit theaters, the custom world was thrown into a frenzy, many garages seeking success with licensed or less so rebuilds made to honor Eleanor. But because 20 years have passed since the movie’s release, that frenzy has somewhat died down.

It is not completely gone, though. There are still some who believe success can be achieved by reworking older Mustangs into Eleanors. Case in point the one here, based on a 1968 Mustang.

Sporting an R3 Performance Products body finished in red (none of the movie Eleanors used this color), the rebuild comes with several elements meant to make it look close to the movie star car: deep chin spoiler, driving lights, a raised hood, body-color side pipes and wheel arches, and color-matching bumpers.

There are of course modern-day technologies fitted on the car, including a security alarm, and a Pioneer head unit with satellite radio and Bluetooth.

Built in 2019 by an Oklahoma-base garage called Brand New Muscle Car, the Mustang is powered by a 427ci (7.0-liter) V8 engine that develops 575 horsepower and is linked to an automatic transmission.

With the odometer showing just 70 miles traveled since the build was completed, this new Eleanor is for sale on an auction site, with the bid at the time of this writing sitting at $75,500.

 
 
 
 
 

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