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1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Is A Brand New Vintage Pony Car

In recent years, the rather famous Ford Mustang known as “Eleanor” from the Gone in 60 Seconds movie franchise has been the subject of some bad press after Eleanor Licensing LLC – owned by Denice Shakarian Halicki, the widow of H.B. Halicki, who created the original 1974 film – shut down numerous Mustang Eleanor projects, had cars seized, and even won a lawsuit against Carroll Shelby. However, the Shelby Trust ultimately prevailed in this legal battle back in December after a judge ruled that Eleanor is not deserving of any character copyright protection. Regardless, this 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Palm Beach auction is the real deal, an officially licensed product that’s essentially just a brand new vintage pony car in every conceivable way.

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition - Exterior 002 - Front

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition sold at auction, with a pair of them recently selling for $220k and $330k at auction, which somewhat foreshadows the fact that this one probably won’t go for less than six figures, either. As is the case with those other models, this one was built from the ground up using a real 1967 Mustang as its starting point, though it’s far from stock now.

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition - Engine Bay 001

Rather, R3 Performance Products gave the pony car a new, Ford-licensed Classic Series body shell, along with billet grilles, upper and lower driving lights, PIAA center fog lights, billet hood pins and wires, flared fenders, upper and lower side scoops, ground effects, a functional stainless-steel side exhaust, a decklid with a spoiler, sequential taillights, quarter extensions, and Axalta DuPont Black paint with Pepper Gray stripes to make it look just like the car from the Gone in 60 Seconds reboot from 2000.

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition - Interior 001

Powered by a 408 cubic-inch Ford V8, this Eleanor Tribute sends 450 horsepower to the rear wheels via a Tremec five-speed manual transmission, with other upgrades including an independent front suspension, a four-link rear suspension, power rack and pinion steering, a modular 9-inch rear end with 3.73 gears, adjustable coilovers, and Wilwood disc brakes.

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

Throw in a host of modern interior amenities, and this 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition is about as close as one can get to buying a “new” first-gen pony car, though as one might imagine, such a thing will certainly come at a cost.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mark

    You do know the real Eleanore was a bloat-stang, right?

  2. Titus McGuirk

    I would buy a unmolested near original 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 before thinking of any replica from the movie.


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