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1967 Shelby GT 500 'Eleanor'

1967 Shelby GT 500 in Gone in Sixty Seconds, Movie, 2000 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1967 Shelby GT 500 'Eleanor'

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

jazzy

2004-08-27 19:41

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eleanor ;)

jwramc

2005-08-02 01:21

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A fake Shelby

mgisbert ES

2005-11-04 19:32

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Les Shelby 350 et 500 GT 1967-68 portent le nom de Cobra et sont fabriquées à Iona, Michigan.Elles sont très semblables aux Mustang de série, étant notamment livrées avec un moteur Ford V8 de 5L.(235cv).Mais il y a deux versions 7 Litres (390 et 425 Cv.SAE)Malheuresement dans ce film c'est una "réplica";manque le nom S H E L B H Y au front et autres dètails.F. Técnique selons l'année Automobile 1967-1968 C'est;Nom-Shelby Cobra 500 GT-Cylidrée 6997cc. - Taux de compression 11,5/1 -Moteur Ford V8 425cv. a 6000 Tours/min-Couple Max.66,4 a 3700 trm.-Poids 1290 Kg. 274cm. eix.-4 velocités-Seulment de ce model sont fabriqués 80 exemplairs.

Jaqob P. NL

2006-01-03 01:56

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It's not a fake Shelby, the actual chase car does still exist

BeanBandit FI

2006-01-09 14:57

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I wonder, if these models should go under Shelby brand, these cars do not have Ford or Mustang logos.

Junkman UK

2006-01-09 15:22

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Cinema Vehicle Services actually produced 12 different "Eleanors" for use in the production of this film. None of the 12 were actual Shelby Mustangs but converted standard 1967 Mustang fastbacks and are thus just customized 67 Mustangs with very little optical resemblence to an actual 67 Shelby.
Wow, even I am confused now.

Of those cars, seven survived the filming in various states of repair. A 13th Eleanor, based on a real '67 Shelby GT500 was prepared by Cinema Vehicle Services for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but
that car did not appear in the film.
The only true Shelby GT500 in the movie was given to Nicolas Cage's character by Giovanni Ribisi's character at the end of the movie. The real owner consented to the vehicle being used as long as it
was returned in the original condition. Every part that could be unbolted, was unbolted and replaced by
a junked replacement part for the scene.


-- Last edit: 2006-01-09 16:34:25

wickey SK

2006-01-10 00:15

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[Image: snapshot200601092156397hb.7128.jpg]

wickey SK

2006-01-10 00:37

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[Image: snapshot200601092314375ub.2923.jpg] - the one mentioned by Junkman

any1 SE

2006-02-17 21:12

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I thought it was a Unique Performance built car? http://www.uniqueperformance.com/performance.aspx

volobrian

2006-02-25 18:06

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12 of these cars were built for the filming, none were real Shelbys. Exhibition Eleanor for sale at www.volostarcars.com

punkrockluva NZ

2006-06-15 04:59

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OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH

landrover1 AR

2006-06-26 19:10

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chip foose is one of the designers of this special shelby gt500.
and yea, any1, this car now is build by unique performance.
you should know that unique performnace have the pride of be part of the shelby club north america....that's mean the car they build is recognized as a shelby.

skyline_vspec US

2006-08-10 03:40

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Chip foose also helped to design the new "Foose Stallion" which has the same piant color, racing stripes, and light position as Eleanor. it also has mild engine upgrades.
Once in a while, these Eleanors pop up on eBay, claiming to be an authentic movie car, when it's not. It's just a mustang I turned into eleanor.:mad:

Scudman64 US

2006-09-03 21:48

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go baby go!

carfan US

2006-09-12 23:52

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My favorite mustang of all time!!!!

stpaulcarguy US

2006-11-04 06:23

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whoever decied that it would be a good idea to have that car crushed at the end of the movie should be pistol whipped and strung up by his onions. . . . . . . . of course thats just my opinion.

landrover1 AR

2006-12-04 06:35

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there's a site about the original eleanor
http://gonein60seconds.com/elenor_t.htm

Carlover NL

2006-12-19 15:41

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Eleanor has captured me: I always thought custom Mustang would suck really hard, I was a purist, yes, but the she came along and blew that stupid idea right away! I saw an original 'movie'-car from her in real life and again, she captured me.

Greets, A Eleanor-fan

Lt.Lemmens NL

2007-03-26 22:04

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here are some more pictures of the beautyfull Eleanor:

http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/brett/eleanor-the-car.jpg

Link to "www.dreams-cars.net"

http://motomania.h-fans.cz/eleanor/Eleanor9.jpg

http://www.totalcontrolproducts.com/download/wallpaper/eleanor2.jpg

-- Last edit: 2007-03-26 23:10:49 (antp)

Exiv96 BE

2007-03-26 22:07

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Whoah ! Easy with the large pics !

antp BE

2007-03-26 23:11

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Yes, links will be enough :D

Skid US

2007-03-31 01:12

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Apparently I'm the only person who thinks this car is freaking hideous. It's an insult to the real 1967 G.T. 500.

Hecubus CA

2007-03-31 04:33

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It's a little too ostentatious, I'm also more partial to a stock GT500 (but I also prefer the Charger from Bullitt to the General Lee).

Spiff FR

2007-07-21 20:12

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C'est un modele custom, je prefere l'original! ;p j'ai plus l'ame d'un collectionneur. C'est une chouette voiture. Pour les besoins du film plus d'une dizaine de mustang fastback modifiées en eleanor ont été detruites...voir plus, je me souviens plus du chiffre exact :/

crazyforcars12 EN

2007-07-25 19:24

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It is a fake Shelby , if you watch the movies special features it shows them building the car and painting it. There are a few real GT500 KR s that have been "done up" to resemble Eleanor.

landrover1 AR

2007-07-31 08:13

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people , can add more pics of the chases and a better main pic?
i mean, the car dont appear enough in this place...

antp BE

2007-07-31 10:40

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What's the problem with the main pic? Anyway I plan to add pictures from the DVD some day

landrover1 AR

2007-08-01 01:57

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antp wrote What's the problem with the main pic? Anyway I plan to add pictures from the DVD some day

i mean, theres better views on the movie
like the chases scenes, the car appears better to take a pic.
i cant wait to see more pics of the car¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

antp BE

2007-08-01 14:44

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The problem with chases is that sometimes it is all blurred. Well, I'll see.

memphis EN

2007-09-09 23:30

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i dont know what some of you people are talking about, ok the 1967 shelby mustang gt500 isnt the best car in the world but it is my all time favourite car not only for what it can do but for its looks and style i would much rather drive that than a ferrari enzo or a aston martin db9.The car in the movie had a ford 425 engine that pumps out 650 bhp and close to 1000 bhp with nitro and a body kit, functional side pipes, mag rims, sport tires and a hood scoop. my favrit car ever.

crazyforcars12 EN

2007-11-25 08:18

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The 73' Mustang in the original was better IMO

crazyforcars12 EN

2007-12-04 20:19

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In 1967 the Ford Shelby name was dropped and the cars were now just Shelby Mustang

andygallidt AR

2008-02-26 19:13

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Here I leave the link of my web site about Eleanor.

www.fordshelbygt500.com.ar



-- Last edit: 2008-02-26 19:14:09

vilero ES

2008-04-01 12:48

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Nicolas Cage beside Eleanor
[Image: 60segundos2qe8.3177.jpg]

galih ID

2008-07-16 11:49

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the replica of this GT-500 "eleanor" in Indonesia... awesome...

XFJaguar US

2008-07-25 23:46

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shelby gt500e

XFJaguar US

2008-07-25 23:48

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jwramc

02-08-2005 à 01:21


A fake Shelby



ya they built 4 gt500e's for the movie

Stingraybuilder US

2008-09-11 07:07

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crazyforcars12 wrote It is a fake Shelby , if you watch the movies special features it shows them building the car and painting it. There are a few real GT500 KR s that have been "done up" to resemble Eleanor.



There are real GT500KR's made up to look like Eleanor? Heck! Then that's icing on the cake.......

tony US

2008-10-02 03:43

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The GT500KR came out mid year 1968. when Ford intoduced the 428 Cobra Jet engine. there where no 67 GT500KR's. only GT500's

Max Army 19 FR

2008-12-08 23:19

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The best car all categories. Shelby gt 500 is the most beautiful car.

dav UK

2009-02-07 11:58

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why's it called Eleanor?

ford_guy US

2009-02-07 20:15

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I forget, but I do know that the name can be put in the extra field section since it is the car's nickname.

TexasCowboy US

2009-03-21 05:31

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Best car on the whole WEBSITE!!!

mr.mopar US

2009-04-05 02:16

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jwramc wrote A fake Shelby

what's your problem so real.

BiltFordTuff US

2009-06-27 16:16

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really a 67 mustang fastback, but this movie sucks

holden nut AU

2009-07-07 00:48

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I'VE GOT A BIG MODEL OF THAT CAR.

nate78 CA

2009-09-16 03:51

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nice car

walter IT

2009-10-17 21:58

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DodgeCharger1969 US

2009-12-10 13:30

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Can this babe do a wheelie?

carfan US

2010-05-18 04:45

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walter wrote [Image: 199274-PDVD_031.jpg] [Image: 199275-PDVD_032.jpg]





:wow: I can't bear to look at this!!!!! I don't care if it's a mix of mustangs, it's a beautiful car.

-- Last edit: 2010-05-18 04:46:01

jesterfan US

2010-07-24 15:22

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i have shelby mustang, i got this car just recently, here's my story:




i originally got the mustang itself from a chop shop. it only costed $135 because the car didnt have a full engine block nor did it have a hood or doors, and it could definetly not drive. the guy i bought it from mumbled good luck fixin that piece of crap up and quietly laughed, i called my cousion to tell him to bring his dodge ram with a car trailer on the back, in about 25 minutes he came and we pushed it on the car trailer and drove back to the garage. And from there on me and my cousion been working on it, we started with the paintjob, then we looked all over the place for shelby mustang door's and hoods, but could not find any, but my step grandpa was nice enough to order me all the parts i needed to turn it into a nice car. after tweeking the engine to how i wanted it and finished working on all the exterior areas, the car turned out to be a beautiful masterpiece, it looked brand new. then after my step grandpa realized how much work and effort i put into the car, he asked me if i needed anything else for the car, and i said, well i dont exactly need this but i do want it, and he said, and whats that, i said, a eleanor bodykit. he eventually took the time to order me one and i put it on there myself. after the bodykit was placed on there and the engine was tweeked and modified a little bit, it was ready to go. i still do constant work on it and i work on it so much i barely get time to drive it, in fact, when im not on here on imcdb, im most likely working on the shelby mustang, this all just happened recently.

majorhawke US

2010-08-16 06:58

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eleanor is a badass car, probably the awesomest mustang ever made and always will be.

tony US

2011-05-03 04:44

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dav wrote why's it called Eleanor?

all the cars they where stealing in the movie had code names to confuse the police, eleanor=shelby gt500

jettalover US

2011-05-03 04:47

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Female code names

Nightrider RU

2011-05-03 09:24

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It isn't Shelby.

majorhawke US

2011-07-03 04:10

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Nightrider wrote It isn't Shelby.


yeah it is.

Nightrider RU

2011-07-03 17:45

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Because they said it in the movie?

majorhawke US

2011-07-04 01:25

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Nightrider wrote Because they said it in the movie?

Nope, because carrol shelby made a real one around '67, i believe. Maybe the vehicle itself has fastback parts, but them tail lights are customized shelby variants....

Nightrider RU

2011-07-04 18:05

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Read comments (informative comments) on this page from beginning.

majorhawke US

2011-07-08 16:29

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Nightrider wrote Read comments (informative comments) on this page from beginning.


There's no way this is built from a fastback, why go through all that when they could just get a shelby, and custom build a super snake recreation body and slap it on there? plus, the tail lights, no fastback has tail lights like that. maybe some stunt variants were slap on fast backs, but not the one in the picture. The one where he arrived with the jacked up eleanor might of been a fastback though, it looked a little weird shaped.

Nightrider RU

2011-07-08 17:29

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Your ability to read and comprehend really amaze me...or should I say about lack of this ability? There is actual facts about movie prop cars and your make believe BS about "Super Snake Eleanor" built by Shelby himself in 1967. I suppose that this actual facts hurts you very much, but...welcome back to reality.
Ok, here is your beloved Super Snake.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/01/0cc7_3_opt.jpg
Now tell me, how much external similarities this car body share with "Eleanor"? Beside basic shape, of course. I would tell you also, that some "Eleanor" styling clues clearly indicate that this design not came from late sixties, but it looks like you haven't any idea about car styling history.
Next thing: prop cars work as a props. To serve as background, to do camera works, to do stunts etc. None of this purposes require high-priced rare car, so they use disguised shells and lesser, cheaper, more common models. And CGI too.
Also, seems that you aren't aware, that putting plastic body kit on car isn't hard and expensive work. As well as replacing taillights. BTW, these taillights were also on High Country Special and California Special models, so what?
Now,can you show me some actual facts about your beliefs, something more than just "I believe!" and "There is no way!" screaming?

To moderators: Am I not very harsh?

Ford_Guy US

2011-07-08 18:28

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If you guys can have a discussion about the car without cussing and keeping it moderately civil then there isn't really a problems as far as I'm concerned, even if you guys don't agree. If not, then this discussion will just be deleted and finished.

Nightrider RU

2011-07-08 18:39

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Actually, I already said all what I want. If majorhawke will keep his attitude in next turn, then I will just forget about him.

-- Last edit: 2011-07-08 18:41:51

Ford_Guy US

2011-07-08 18:41

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You guys might have to agree to disagree :lol:

G-MANN UK

2011-07-08 18:43

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Nightrider wrote Actually, I already said all what I want. If majorhawke will keep his attitude in next turn, then I will just forget about him.


That's the sensible thing to do instead of having long, petty arguments ;)

Nightrider RU

2011-07-08 19:59

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Let him think,that he win and live in illusions...)

maxman CA

2012-08-12 08:38

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crazyforcars12 wrote The 73' Mustang in the original was better IMO


It's a '71, and yes, yes it is.

volobrian wrote 12 of these cars were built for the filming, none were real Shelbys. Exhibition Eleanor for sale at www.volostarcars.com


A thirteenth was used as the car Memphis is given at the end. It was a real Shelby, with junked parts bolted on because the owner wanted it returned in the same condition it was in whem he loaned it to them.

-- Last edit: 2012-08-12 08:38:56

Cycolac Fan EN

2012-09-16 14:46

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why's it called Eleanor?




Because in the original 1974 version of this film the main car was a 1971 Mustang (with 1973 front end) and was called Eleanor after a childhood friend of the filmmaker's mother.

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:15

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stpaulcarguy wrote whoever decied that it would be a good idea to have that car crushed at the end of the movie should be pistol whipped and strung up by his onions. . . . . . . . of course thats just my opinion.

You hit the nail right on the head there! I couldn't agree with you more! I also sincerely think that SOB's onions should be chopped off!

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 21:00:26 (3loader)

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:18

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majorhawke wrote eleanor is a badass car, probably the awesomest mustang ever made and always will be.

I you got that right! I have one just like this that I bought in '92, Eleanor will always be the cream of the crop of Mustangs! No other Mustang even comes close!

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 20:59:32 (3loader)

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:21

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BiltFordTuff wrote really a 67 mustang fastback, but this movie sucks

This movie kick ass! I think you need to have your head examined! How does it suck? Other than the Mustang getting crushed, I don't think it sucks at all!

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 20:59:52 (3loader)

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:23

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DodgeCharger1969 wrote Can this babe do a wheelie?

You bet it can! I've done it! Burnouts, Wheelies, 4 wheel drifts, This babe can do it all!

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 20:56:52 (3loader)

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:25

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memphis wrote i dont know what some of you people are talking about, ok the 1967 shelby mustang gt500 isnt the best car in the world but it is my all time favourite car not only for what it can do but for its looks and style i would much rather drive that than a ferrari enzo or a aston martin db9.The car in the movie had a ford 425 engine that pumps out 650 bhp and close to 1000 bhp with nitro and a body kit, functional side pipes, mag rims, sport tires and a hood scoop. my favrit car ever.

I'd like to see 2900 hp come out of that baby!

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 20:57:10 (3loader)

L182 US

2013-01-31 06:26

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carfan wrote My favorite mustang of all time!!!!

mine too

-- Last edit: 2013-01-31 20:55:53 (3loader)

maxman CA

2013-03-19 09:15

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majorhawke wrote

There's no way this is built from a fastback, why go through all that when they could just get a shelby, and custom build a super snake recreation body and slap it on there? plus, the tail lights, no fastback has tail lights like that. maybe some stunt variants were slap on fast backs, but not the one in the picture. The one where he arrived with the jacked up eleanor might of been a fastback though, it looked a little weird shaped.


It's a fake Shelby. A fastback Mustang is far cheaper than any real Shelby ever will be.

-- Last edit: 2016-02-19 01:00:54

maxman CA

2013-08-13 06:22

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maxman CA

2013-08-13 06:32

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This is a real '67 Shelby GT500.
[Image: richards-1967-ford-mustang-super-snake-elenaor-gt500-6.jpg]

The hood bump-thing is larger, it has a cobra on the grille, Shelby badges on the bump and GT500 on the doors, and the grille is slightly differeny. The Nicolas Cage-mobile up there has none of those.

If you're wondering why they made a fake Shelby, they couldn't afford to spend most of their budget on 12 real Shelbys just to destroy, and even if they had, no one would have sold theirs to them (the wrecked one at the end was a real Shelby GT390 that the owner demanded be returned in the same condition, so they unbolted everything that could be unbolted and replaced it with wrecked parts, then put the original parts back on to return it).

-- Last edit: 2016-02-19 01:04:49

TheAlmightyHEMI US

2013-11-11 19:57

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It actually is a real Shelby, though it did not start as one, so you all can stop arguing about this. Eleanor was designed for the film by none other than Chip Foose, and the cars were built by a company called Unique Performance. Foose was associated with UP at the time, and when Carroll Shelby heard about the car, he jumped on board with licensing as well. Shelby gave U.P. the rights to continue producing the cars after the movie, and thus all U.P. Eleanor cars are real shelbys and are in the Shelby registry. The cars, which consisted of normal '67-'68 fastbacks as well as real Shelby mustangs, were given new Shelby VIN numbers if they weren't Shelbys already. Now U.P was a shady company, and thats being overly polite. They basically robbed most of their customers, taking payment and never delivering a car. And this is why Shelby and Foose pulled out and shortly after, the U.P. garage was raided and the company went under. But, those few cars that were finished are real Shelby vehicles. The black Super Snake above is a U.P car, not the original. There was only one REAL '67 Super Snake, and this is it:
http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=SC0513-154080

That is the only one, period. Hope this helps you guys out.

L182 US

2014-09-19 03:00

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carfan wrote My favorite mustang of all time!!!!

Mine too!!

hemihead US

2015-08-21 00:26

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Hands down one epic car(gt500s rule)!!

Boss429 US

2015-10-02 10:29

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Skid wrote Apparently I'm the only person who thinks this car is freaking hideous. It's an insult to the real 1967 G.T. 500.

My problem with it is how tiny the wheels look, and how they make the car look really weird

classiccarlover PT

2016-02-14 13:20

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This Mustang is brutal! I love it and I think it's beautiful.

jpts AU

2016-10-25 16:06

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holden nut wrote I'VE GOT A BIG MODEL OF THAT CAR.


So do I, mine is a 1/18 scale model that for Christmas in 2013.

jpts AU

2016-10-25 16:07

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classiccarlover wrote This Mustang is brutal! I love it and I think it's beautiful.


You mean "SHE" is beautiful.

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