1967 Ford Mustang's Shelby GT500EFor 1967, the GT 350 carried over the K-Code high performance 289 with a 'COBRA' aluminum hi-rise. The GT 500 was added to the lineup, equipped with the 428 Police Interceptor. These later cars carried over few of the performance modifications of the 1965–66 GT350s, although they did feature more cosmetic changes.In September 1967, production was moved to the A.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control. Shelby American had substantially less involvement after this time.
The 1967 Shelby Cobra is featured in the 2000 film Gone In Sixty Seconds as 'Eleanor', the holy grail of Memphis Raines' car-jacking mission, and the Kenichi Sonoda manga Gunsmith Cats as the ride of main character Rally Vincent. In the sequel Gunsmith Cats Burst the car is blown up by a bomb, whereupon Rally replaces it with a Mustang II King Cobra rather than a Shelby.
VEHICLE TYPE:- Front-Engine Drive
- 2 - 4 Passengers
- GT Sports Sedan
- All-Steel Integral
- Body / Chassis
- Fiberglass Front & Rear Panels
ENGINE TYPE:- Water-cooled
- Pushrod V-8,
- Cast Iron Block Heads- 2 x 4-bbl
- Holley Carburetor
355 HP @ 5400 rpm
420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
TRANSMISSION:- 3-speed automatic- Torque Converter
DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 108.0 in
Length: 186.6 in
Width: 70.9 inHeight: 51.6 inCurb Weight: 3370 lb
TEST RESULTS:Zero -to- 60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top-Out Speed: Est. 28 mph
FUEL ECONOMY:- Fuel Mileage: 9-12 mpg on premium fuel
- Cruising Range: 153-204 miles
SPECS:- Central-mounted Driving Lights- Pumped Fender Flares- Unique Hood & Trunk- 351 Ford V-8 Crate Engine- Dispensing 400 Horsepower- 4-Speed Manual Transmission- Lowered Suspension w/ Coilovers- 17-inch Wheels Shod w/ Goodyear F1 Tires- Faux Nitrous Kit
1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’
Sells for $1 Million
theKONGLIST® WINS! reports, "Although several cars were built by "infamous" car designer Chip Foose & Cinema Vehicle Services for the 2000 movie blockbuster, the actual “Eleanor” car driven by Nicolas Cage in the cult car film is actually serial number 7RO20179710 — as per Lot S135 at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction.
Featuring a fibreglass bonnet, boot lid, fender flares, side skirts and side scoops, as well as a nearly-300kW 5.7-litre Ford V8 crate engine, four-speed manual transmission and a side exhaust, the movie car is also fitted with driving lights, 17-inch Schmidt wheels, an Autometer Sport Comp Monster tachometer, fire extinguisher, Go-Baby-Go shift knob button and a switch for activating a nitrous oxide injection system.
Included in the “Eleanor” package – rumoured to tip over the US $100,000 ($96,450) mark – is a certificate of authenticity and a special plaque.
Shelby GT500: 1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor [Rendition]
The original Eleanor Mustang was a 1971 model & stared in the 1974 movie “Gone In 60 Seconds” (The Original). The Mustang survived two major accidents during the filming but they were able to finish the movie.
In the year 2000 a remake of the movie “Gone In 60 Seconds” came to theaters & was a huge hit. Along with a new movie was a new custom Shelby GT500 known as “Elanore”. The Elanore Stang is arguably the most appealing Mustang ever made & sold for 1,000,000 at the Mecum Auto Auction in 2013. The Eleanor Shelby GT500 has a strong stance with great body lines, an aggressive hood, & beautiful grey pain with black racing stripes!
In the movie Randall “Memphis” Raines (Nicholas Cage) played a retired car thief that had to clean up a mess caused by his little brother “Kip”. In order to do so Kip, Memphis,& a group of friends had to steal 50 cars in just one night. All was going smooth as they strategically planned their heists & successfully stole 49 of the 50 cars required. The last vehicle on the list was in fact the 1967 Shelby GT500 Elanore.
Not only did this particular vehicle stand out, it was the hardest steal of the day. As Memphis starts up the vehicle he is approached by a few police officers & the chase begins. The 30 minute scene has obstacle after obstacle, turn after turn, & pure speed! Memphis missed the dead line by a few minutes & viewers of the movie cringed as they watched Elanore being crushed by the bad guys. If you have not seen this movie please do so, it is defiantly worth the time!