This car started its life as a V8 Ford Mustang Coupe and in a head nod to the Gone in 60 Seconds remake with Nick Cage and Angeline Jolie this car was reworked to represent the Eleanor of legend. The engine was swapped with a 351Cleveland bored out to 50 encased with the 426 Cobra Super Jet engine dressings like the “GT500” of lore. The entire motor was machined, the block was honed, the cam was turned. The engine runs beautifully, mated to a 5 Speed manual transmission with a responsive clutch! Many modern conveniences were added to this restomod update. Electronic fuel ignition, working Air Conditioning, updated belts, alternator, radiator, and other mechanically sound improvements, working lights and safety features, signals, full tune-up, newer belts, newer tires, power steering, updated suspension parts, disc brakes, the gas tank was moved to the hip, per the movie, the exhausts ported through the side skirts, and giving proper backpressure. This Eleanor was never a garage queen and has always been meant to be thoroughly enjoyed and DRIVEN. She’s draped in a pepper gray exterior with black racing stripes and has a new wiring harness. Everything works and is ready to be maintained by new owner. The interior is mostly original with updated racing seats with seat belts. The stereo needs to be hooked up, panels screwed back in, and the headliner needs to be redone. Very minor inconveniences. The trunk needs to have the pipe either welded to be discrete or the new owner can use a fuel tube. The trunk needs to be finished and either carpeted or the vinyl plaid as the first generations came. Some clean up in the engine bay to pretty her up a bit is in order. Some paint and body work to be “Show Quality” to the more discriminatory out there. Currently rests in Somerset, Kentucky, home of the Somernites Cruise. There is also a neutral safety switch for added security. The car is “movie correct” with room for improvements such as the Go Baby Go button and some Nitrous! AGAIN THIS IS A RESTOMOD and not a $120K dollar Eleanor CLONE, but this is a car that you could literally drive across the country, any country, along the coast, through mountain passes, you name it LIKE YOU EXPECT TO DRIVE ELEANOR! It’ll start and stop reliably. Eleanor was meant to be DRIVEN and enjoyed and she’s waiting for the next owner who wants to take her to the next level. This car is a C code, I don’t believe in dirtying up the pedigree no matter how cool you can make something. If it’s rare it’s rare, and I chose the C code to keep it that way. Inspections welcome. No warranties implied. As is, where is. Delivery available via freight.
Located in Kentucky.