OFFICIALLY LICENSED “ELEANOR” FORD MUSTANG TRIBUTE STARTS AT $189,000

The “Eleanor” Ford Mustang from 2000’s Gone in 60 Seconds is one of the baddest cars to ever hit the silver screen. Whether you like the restomodded pony car or not, it’s easily one of the most iconic movie Mustangs ever—right up there with Steve McQueen’s BullittMustang. If you have the bucks, an officially licensed version of the Eleanor can be yours for $189,000.



Fusion Motor Company (FMC) is the exclusive manufacturer of Gone in 60 SecondsEleanors—like the one seen in the Nicholas Cage remake of the original 1974 film.

According to Fusion, each Eleanor is built to order and takes six months to complete. It begins with a donor 1967 or 1968 Mustang Fastback, which gets stripped and has its body bolted to a new frame. The handcrafted replicas get lots of reinforcements, carbon-fiber spoilers and splitters, and an optional carbon-fiber hood and trunk lid.

Five different Roush V-8 engines are offered that range up to a 750-hp supercharged 427-cubic-inch V-8. A 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine that offers 430 hp is standard. The engines are mated to a five- or six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Underneath, the independent front suspension is upgraded with an aluminum sub-frame and tubular control arms with coilover shocks according to FMC. Rear suspension is a custom multi-link setup with coil springs and Wilwood disc brakes with six-piston calipers in your choice of black or red.

The Mustang gets Pepper Gray paint with black stripes and, just like the one in the movie, there’s a Fusion nitrous oxide tank in the trunk and a “Go Baby Go” button on the shifter. Modern LED lighting look period-correct we are told but shine brighter than the original lamps.

Other paint options are available and there are several interior options to choose from with Recaro racing seats and other Hollywood doodads offered.

Prices go up to $284,350, so you’ll probably have to start planning for your next heist today if you want one.

Source: Fusion Motor Company

 

Source:   motortrend.com

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