Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed some nice resto-mods. For example, this 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute, with its hot Coyote motor and seductive Eleanor styling’s definitely one of the coolest! Fully sorted and ready to hit the road, this awesome Ford has the stump-pulling power of Dearborn’s best muscle cars. It has a nice classic Detroit style.
Thanks to thorough restoration, it’s a reliable and pleasant place to spend a sightseeing summer. However, it’s an American icon at auto shows. Who says you need a high-maintenance original for an enticing, strong classic? Moreover, this magnificent pony’s equally as cool on the road, at the drive-in, and for carefree cruising.
1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute – ELEANOR, DYNACORN, AND SIX FIGURES
This six-figure construction took five years and $30K in paint and metalwork. In addition, it combines Dynacorn sheet metal with a Mustangs To Fear Eleanor body kit. Instead of Pepper Gray, this pony wore black 2-stage paint with Charcoal stripes. However, it’s a head-turning thoroughbred today, perfect for a summer cruise-in.
Dearborn designers gave every first-generation Mustang aesthetic flair. In addition, this Ford’s sleek factory details and Shelby-inspired trim are 21st-century perfections. However, boxed grilles display a cobra symbol and PIAA fog lamps between brilliant headlights and trick driving lamps. In addition, an Eleanor-style bumper bends aggressive ground effects around Shelby-branded fenders that frame an Eleanor-style hood.
Body-matched stainless steel tinted glass, which reflects polished bullet-style mirrors, Shelby-style pillar scoops, and a polished Monza-style fuel filler. However, ornate cove ducts top massaged rockers and Eleanor quarter flares. In addition, behind the flares, a Shelby-style decklid and muscular fender caps conceal the taillights and Cobra logo. Lastly, under the insignia, reverse LEDs illuminate a tight bumper, sculpted valance, and a camera.
1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute – COYOTE, PONY, AND COBRA
Hoist this coupe’s lightweight hood and you’ll find a 5.0 liter, DOHC Coyote crate engine that twists easy horsepower into miles of pavement scorching torque! However, at the top of the engine, a remote filter element feeds a satin air tube. In addition, at the sides of the engine, long-tube Mustangs To Fear headers optimize breathing. At the front of the engine, a Vintage Air Front Runner serpentine drive spins a modern alternator, a modern AC compressor, and Power By The Hour Performance steering components.
In front of those ancillaries, a beefy Derale radiator utilizes two electric puller fans to provide plenty of cooling. For example, quality detailing includes billet reservoirs, American Autowire wiring, and Mustangs To Fear hood supports. However, the svelte powerplant is extremely tidy, with Ford cam covers and a “SHELBY” branded cowl concealing most of its Factory Silver block.
UPGRADES, UPGRADES, AND UPGRADES
Aesthetically, the bottom of this old school pony has been restored to the same high standards as its striking exterior and clean engine compartment. However, the car’s modern mill utilizes a Ford Performance Coyote Control Pack to deal power to a smooth 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission. That drivetrain’s pushed by a Heidts PRO-G High Horsepower rear clip. Which, in turn, wraps tubular control arms around adjustable billet coil overs.
Those components are led by a Total Cost Involved Pro-Touring front clip. In addition, it cages power rack-and-pinion steering in, you guessed it, billet coil-overs and tubular control arms. Moreover, at the ends of that $25K suspension, red Wilwood calipers clamp 20 pistons around a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. Stainless exhaust fills rowdy Mustangs To Fear mufflers between an H-pipe crossover and side-exit tips.
Power meets the pavement through American Racing Shelby Cobras, which spin 245/45ZR17 Nitto NT555s in front of 315/35ZR17 Nitto NT555s. Reliable subframe connectors, a Mustangs To Fear fuel cell, and stainless fluid lines add flash.
LEATHER, SUEDE, AND PLENTY OF STYLE
Swing the doors and you’ll find a custom cockpit that threads $20K worth of high-grade leather with color-keyed French stitching. Front and center, sixth-generation Mustang GT buckets boast big bolsters under a thick Mustangs To Fear roll bar that’s strung with 3-point Sparco harnesses. A monochromatic dash hangs clean Classic Instruments telemetry over pushbutton ignition and controls for Vintage Air conditioning.
Fresh carpet floats Cobra-themed floor mats between metal foot pedals, superb sound deadening, and a leather-wrapped Lokar shifter. Modern Pioneer head unit blasts 500-watt JBL amp, 10-inch JBL subwoofer, and JBL kick speakers. The driver carves curves through a choice Billet Specialties steering wheel, which laps a tilting Flaming River column. And behind the passengers, a custom-upholstered trunk hoists a Taylor-cased Optima battery opposite a polished fire extinguisher.
- What is a Ford Mustang Eleanor?
“Eleanor” is a customized 1971 Ford Mustang Sportsroof (redressed as 1973) that features in independent filmmaker H.B. “Toby” Halicki’s 1974 film Gone in 60 Seconds. The Eleanor name is reused for a Shelby Mustang GT500 in 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds remake.
- How much is a Mustang Eleanor?
Production of these Eleanor Mustangs has already started, and they are currently available for sale with a starting price of $199,995. For this price, you get the iconic fastback Shelby GT500, professionally hand-built following a complete rotisserie restoration.
- What year is Eleanor Mustang?
1967. Possibly the most famous is the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fastback that Nicholas Cage drove in the 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds. “Eleanor” was the car Cage’s character coveted. And, it finally nabbed the story’s big heist. Cage’s film was a remake of the original Gone in 60 Seconds from 1974.
- What is the most valuable Mustang?
1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake – $1.3M. The aforementioned Eleanor GT500 topped the million-dollar mark, but this extraordinarily rare Shelby GT500 Super Snake went even further with a sold price of $1.3 million, making it the most expensive Mustang to ever sell at auction at the time.