You already know you're looking at a fully custom-built 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Eleanor convertible, but to really understand how superior this one is, start with the details. The perfect paint for the sunlight, custom body panels, performance-built 460 V8, and only 501 miles on the full build... yes, this is everything you want in the coolest convertible around.
Eleanor GT500s are not about replicating the movie car from Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). Instead, they take the spirit of building an American icon that can stand toe-to-toe with supercars. This Mustang when through a total restoration where the car was completely taken apart; all panels and frame were repaired/resealed as needed; and then meticulously rebuilt. You can tell this was done by a renowned restoration houses just by the precision panel gaps and how the new custom fender flares coordinate with the paint to softly disguise the large 18-inch Shelby wheels. All the right Eleanor details are exactly how you want them, including the dual billet grilles, Shelby-style racing lights, custom fog & driving light kit integrated into the custom front end, integrated rear spoiler, Shelby sequential taillights, and the bold side exhaust. The bright silver racings stripes will standout against the few other Eleanors out there, and of course, so will the convertible body with custom side scoops.
The exceptional level of restoration is apparent also the moment you lay eyes on the interior. The black seats and new door panels perfectly match the black power folding roof and boot cover. While the full seating looks factory fresh, it gets much more modern the moment you sit in them. You get a wood-rimmed Lecarra supreme steering with Shelby center cap. Beyond that is a JME phantom gauge cluster with full AutoMeter readouts. Your right hand will love resting on the B&M Street Bandit Shifter boldly protruding from the custom leather center console. While this car is clearly geared for the driver, it also makes sure the passengers are comfortable with a new AM/FM stereo with auxiliary hookup for your iPod and air conditioning.
The original 1967 Shelby GT500s had a 427 cubic-inch engine, but this super-snake has been super-sized with a 460 V8. Of course the upgrades don't stop there. It has been custom built with TRW forged pistons at 10:1, double roller timing chain, Crane rocker arms, Marollo Racing valve springs, Ford Racing valve covers, hydraulic competition camshaft, Holley four-barrel carburetor 750, and Edelbrock intake manifold. This is backed up with dependable components such as Flex-a-lite 480 electric fan, MSD pro billet distributor, and Perma-Cool oil cooler system. So you know it fires up reliably and can stay cool even in summer traffic. And speaking of firing this one up, everyone will know your power superiority once they hear the roar of the long tube headers that feed the Flowmaster muffler system. But more than just hear it, take a look at the undercarriage shots of the side exhaust, because that's where you'll also see all the great suspension upgrades. It starts up front with the Rod & Custom Motorsports RC-107 complete tubular adjustable coiler suspension package. In the rear there's Global West subframe connectors, KYB shocks, and Grab-a-trak performance springs & sway bar kit. This is backed up by Flaming River rack & pinion power steering and Baer four-wheel disc brakes.
We don't have enough room to go through the full list of what makes this Eleanor the best restomod you've ever taken to the streets and shows. But we've got folders on this detailed restoration that we'll be happy to tell you all about when you call today!
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