Lot 352 - 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 'Eleanor' *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||91,924 miles|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £50,000|
The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through to 1970. From 1967, the GT350 carried over the K-Code high performance 289ci with a 'COBRA' aluminium hi-rise. The GT500 was then added to the line-up. 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. Immortalised in the film 'Gone in 60 Seconds' from 2000 starring Nicholas Cage, the Shelby Mustang known as 'Eleanor' was the ultimate steal for Cage who played a retired professional car thief forced back to work after his younger brother had upset his unfriendly employer. Based on the 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, the 'Eleanor' was a modernised variant with serious power and is considered by many to be the ultimate Mustang.
This striking example certainly runs and sounds as good as she looks. The side pipes are not just for show and the magnesium wheels are the real deal. Powered by a 301ci, Ford V8 powerplant and originating from Florida, this purposeful 'Eleanor' has all the correct bonnet stripes, scoops and spot-lamps. Complete with a four-speed automatic gearbox, an engine bay strut brace and various Aeroquip upgrades as well as a file of paperwork including UK V5 registration documents and full one year MoT test certificate, this well executed tribute car is extremely well priced given the current market place for these fastback Mustangs.
Oh, and just for good measure, Carroll Shelby has signed the dashboard…
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.
Previous lotLot 351 - 1966 Leyland AEC 'Routemaster' *WITHDRAWN*
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