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Licensed Eleanor Mustangs Released

Licensed Eleanor Mustangs from Gone in 60 Seconds available

Photos courtesy of Brand New Muscle Car

The year was 2000, and Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Robert Duvall (among others) all stared in a big budget Hollywood film called Gone in 60 Seconds. The film garnered mixed reviews, citing lousy acting and several far-fetched elements, but one gleaming icon rose to prominence from film — a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 named Eleanor.

Eleanor wasn’t your average Shelby GT500 though (as if there were such a thing). Her rear bumper was trimmed and tucked, and the front omitted all together in favor of racing-style apron. Chunky fender flares added room for the wide and iconic Halibrand-style mags, and side skirts gave the illusion of a lower stance and concealed a pair of side pipes. The grille was swapped for a wire-style unit, and the front lighting was revised as well.

While the Dukes of Hazzard-caliber bridge jump was tough to swallow, the rest of the chase scene was a treat and fans everywhere were smitten. Eleanor was a big-screen icon, and permanently amplified the mystic surrounding all Shelby Mustangs of the era. Nearly 20 years later, the Eleanor Mustang is still an instantly recognizable figure, and a desirable auto in all circles.

For star car fanatics, there’s a new Eleanor Mustang with official licensing available from Tulsa, Oklahoma, based Brand New Muscle Car. Specializing in (as the name suggests) all new muscle car builds and refurbished classics, BNMC has a catalogue of impressive products, including an officially-licensed Yenko Camaro that we saw at SEMA last year.

Just as BNMC’s other offerings, customers can opt for a perfectly accurate Eleanor, with Pepper Grey paint, black stripes and the “Go Baby Go” nitrous button, or a fully customized version in any color, with other power adders and amenities like air-conditioning and automatic transmissions. Off-the-shelf engines options include a 550 hp Ford Racing 427 ci and a 435 hp 5.0-liter Coyote. BNMC has rotisserie-restored Eleanors in stock now.

About Gone in 60 Seconds and Eleanor Licensing

Licensing for the cars is provided by Denice Halicki, who owns the trademarks and copyrights in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), the original Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) and the star car character ELEANOR as she appears (looks/image) in the 2000 remake. Ms. Halicki and her business partner Michael Leone provide official licensing surrounding the films and operate Eleanor Licensing. The companies develop new entertainment products, motion pictures, license and distribute worldwide merchandising products from Gone in 60 Seconds, ELEANOR and the other Halicki Films: The Junkman, Deadline Auto Theft and Gone in 60 Seconds (1989). For more information visit: www.gonein60seconds.com.

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