The name “Eleanor” means something to Mustang and movie fans alike, especially in relation to the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the 1973 Ford Mustang. However, for years, the name was the subject of a series of lawsuits and legal actions, preventing Shelby from Playing with the famous title. However, Shelby Estate recently won a copyright lawsuit against Denice Halicki, which means we could see Eleanor GT500s, Mustangs, or other vehicles in the near future.
Is Eleanor a Shelby Mustang?
The “Eleanor” Mustang most car enthusiasts know is the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from the 2000 movie. Gone in 60 seconds. In the movie, notorious car thief Randall “Memphis” Raines, played by Nicolas Cage, has only one car that he can’t seem to steal without the meddling of some cosmic trouble. That car is the so-called Eleanor Mustang, the Shelby GT500. However, Eleanor from the original 1974 movie of the same name was not a gray but a yellow 1973 Mustang Fastback.
He says the Shelby Trust has opened up massively to producing Eleanor-like Mustangs. That means we could see a Mustang homage on the upcoming S650 platform. It could be a special edition lookalike of Ford’s three generations of Mustang, which pays homage to the 1968 movie. bulit And her timeless dark green Ford Mustang GT390.
Further, Shelby American told the Ford Authority that “the true value of all Shelby GT500s is now secure with this news.” The decision may change some allowances for licensed copies of Eleanor Mustang. Regardless of the effect, we’re excited to see what Shelby does with his namesake.
What kind of car was it in Gone in 60 seconds?
The 1974 and 2000 editions of Gone in 60 seconds Features a Ford Mustang. Specifically, the 1974 movie starred a 1973 Ford Mustang fastback, and the 2000 movie featured a gray and black 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Both cars bore the Eleanor name, but the 1973 Fastback had a lot more screen time than the GT500. . In addition to the GT500, the 2000 movie featured dozens of cars, from a can to a purple Lamborghini Diablo.
How much is Eleanor Mustang?
Eleanor Mustangs are not cheap. For example, say a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in good condition that has a value of about $175,000. However, a 1973 Ford Mustang could be much cheaper; A well maintained 302-equipped coupe averages about $13,800. After all, one is a sculpted Shelby, and the other is a big-bodied Mustang from the early oil crisis era.
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