Make : Ford
Model : Mustang Shelby GT 500
Year : 1967
Owner : Alfred Yaghi
Country : Lebanon
Eleanor, every man’s dream. Where did it come from and who made this dream come true?
Everybody knows that Eleanor is not just a girl’s name, it is a legend.
A legend born in Hollywood after the launch of the amazing remake movie of “Gone in 60 seconds” starring Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie.
But few of us know the details and story behind the car.
To begin with, a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 is by itself an outstanding machine running on a 427 Cobra engine however this is not what transformed this machine into the legend that it is today.
The Eleanor Legend begun its life as a concept drawing by Hot Rod designer Steve Stanford, brought to life by well-known designer Chip Foose and built by Star Car status in just a few short years.
Eleanor “the Mustang” had one purpose, it should appear on the giant screen and steal the show from well-known actors in a heartbeat thus more than $250,000 were spent on researching and engineering “The Legendary Eleanor”.
Cinema Vehicle Services of Hollywood California custom built and supplied the cars for “Gone in 60 seconds”. Eleven identically prepared 1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor” were used for the 40-minute chase scene of Nicolas Cage Driving the “Eleanor”, with only seven survived the filming stage.
Eleanor captured the heart of all car fanatics and everybody wanted one, this has triggered lots of car custom houses to initiate the largest replica trend in the world of automobile using the basis of the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500.
Eleanor became a legend to all.