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This is one of the most famous Mustangs in the world!
One of the biggest facets of Hollywood is their extensive automotive influence, from The Dukes Of Hazzard Dodge Charger to the Bullitt Mustang. These cars have become the icons of many car enthusiasts young and old. Of course there is one car that stands out above the rest, this famous silver Stang is the star of one of the greatest car films ever made. Many were eager to build their version of the car, there was even one case where a YouTuber was sued for creating a series around building their on-screen recreation of this legend. Yes, you guessed it right, it’s Eleanor!
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What sets this Eleanor Mustang apart from all the fakes and replicas out there is the fact that it is an official Eleanor. Let me clarify, Fusion is the official licensed producer of the Eleanor Mustangs. It all starts with a stripped-down 1967-1968 Ford Mustang Fastback, then undergoes the painstaking process of being rebuilt with the Eleanor conversion kit, electrical parts, paint and full carbon fiber bumper, hood, flares, scoops and trunk.
The owner can then choose the engine and transmission to allow for maximum customization, helping to keep the cars unique. The car in this example has a 427ci Ford V8 with 560 hp and 540 lb/ft of torque with a six-speed manual transmission. Detroit Speed suspension is standard on all Eleanor cars and the exhaust is custom made in-house.
Of course, being a movie car, the vehicles come at a hefty price point, ranging from $249,000 to $300,000. Everything from the Eleanor-labeled Wilwood custom braking system to the custom in-house built interior helps this car surpass the original in both quality and cool factor.
It’s also important to point out that many of the stunt cars from the original Gone In 60 Seconds were automatic transmissions to make life easier for the stuntmen. With the Manual you get a more raw and authentic driving experience, as well as the option of a “Go baby go!” button on the shifter that controls nitrous oxide. Because of the warranty on the engine, the nitrous is delivered fully assembled, but if you want to use it you will have to connect it yourself. This is such a cool example of one of the greatest movie cars ever made and we hope to see it in the future soon.
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