ALL NEW Custom build Eleanor GT500E by PTTM!
1968 Eleanor GT500E Fastback! Complete rotisserie restored everything as new! The car is built from the ground up (total restoration) from a genuine Mustang S code (big-block mustang from the factory ) Fastback. So it's not a hacked up coupe with the plastic roof or an old six-cylinder low-performance base car. The car was an existing Eleanor that we are completely rebuilding and upgraded to a high-quality level car
No costs were spared during the restoration process and it is built with the best quality parts and work!
The Power of this beast comes from a close to 500HP Custom build Edelbrock V8- 351 cui engine with Edelbrock fuel injection (very reliable) hooked up to a brand new 4-speed overdrive AOD automatic transmission. This gives this Eleanor a fantastic performance in combination with a high level of liability and its perfect for long highway cruises. It's a brand new build car, and better and faster than the actual movie build cars ever were, guaranteed!
With 11 Actual Eleanor's built for the famous Movie Gone in 60 seconds with actor Nicolas Cage behind the steering wheel. All the cars that were built were different from each other and used for special stages in the movie. Cars built for jumps and others for the driving action, a show car for the up close shots and a couple fore promotional goals and for pictures. All were built from base standard Mustang fastback's and not, as many people think or believe, from the car where it was based on, the 67 Shelby's GT500. The name Eleanor was given to the cars special looks and design, by the writers of the movie script.
All cars that were built for the movie were small block cars, opposed to the real Shelby's GT500 cars that all were 390/428 big block engined cars. Some of the movie car's had a manual 4-speed trans and some had automatic transmissions. The engines used in these cars were either the base 289 cui, the base 302 cui and some used the larger but standard 351cui Ford base engines, non of them had any real performance. The car we are building and showing you here today has way more power and handles and performs way better than the movie cars ever did !.
So NO Eleanor build for the movie was a real Shelby GT500 or any other type of special or unique car brand, but a car based/cloned on a fantasy close to the shapes and forms of the actual Shelby GT500 and it was designed by the folks writing and making the movie. All the cars that were built were base Mustang fastbacks some were 67's and some were 68's as both were the same back then. Although the did copy the name from the actual and famous Shelby, the GT500, an E was added (E for Eleanor) so you could tell the difference.
So all cars the build were base ford mustang Fastback's, with body kits added to make them look more aggressive and in style with the famous true 67/68 Shelby Mustang's and not the other way around. But besides that, the did an amazing job and the Eleanor looks fantastic, and its one of the best looking classic styled muscle cars around today, that's for sure. And its also still a highly desirable car to own, drive, show and enjoy, there is nothing to argue about that, some even say its one of the best looking cars in the world. The guy's who designed the car for the movie were spot on!
None of the movie cars were built with functional NOS nitro systems, but most car's had the bottle and the actuator switch in the car there for the looks but none of them had a fully functional system although it looked mighty real when Nicolas cage pressed that famous GO BABY GO button, but hey that's the movies. The suspension systems were also mostly stock style Mustang suspensions with stock rear leaf springs and manual or power steering standard 67/68 steering boxes.
Only a couple of car's that were built and actually driven had some better, more performance orientated type of suspension upgrades, but nothing really special as you see nowadays on some of the Eleanor tributes that were built after the movie. However all of the cars in the movie were painted in the popular pepper gray metallic color and all had the black Shelby style stripes, and of course, the Eleanor style body kit and front and rear end, although today you also see many Eleanors with all types of colors and they all look great.
So, all in all, every Eleanor that was build for use in or on the movie set was different, so building a tribute to these cars is more or less a freehand of taste, budget, and style as none of them were the same and non of these 11 cars were true Shelby cars al were cloned and build that way. This is the reason why you see so many different Eleanor's today as everybody gives there own swing or style and detail to these cars. With the actual real-deal movie car's being priced well over a million dollars or more these days, and almost never seen for sale on the markets, owning an Eleanor for most of us is a matter of building one or have one build for you, or to buy one that's already done. And keep in mind that all the Eleanors that were built for the movie were just that but none of the cars ever had any real performance and although the looked great in the movie, most of the cars were very poorly build and quality was not that high.
And seeing the car's huge popularity (understandable because of its fantastic appearance) many cars that were built as tribute cars have their own details and upgrades and that's all ok seeing none of them are used in the movie anyway so why not build it or find one you like? There is not one Eleanor the same in the whole world! What's important for you is that you want to be sure to buy an Eleanor that's built properly and with quality in mind and is tested and tuned professionally and turn key once you receive it. As with the car's popularity, many Eleanor cars were built that look good on the outside but under that show an shine, many are just old and still worn and original 50-year-old classic Mustangs.
Some even built from coupe's as they are cheaper to find and have fastback roofs added that are made of plastic.., Others were built with all new Dynacorn bodies and chassis, but the issue with these new bodied cars is that the also have modern car titles and in Europe the cant be imported as a classic car and you have to pay huge taxes and also the bodywork of these cars is not that great. So there is much to consider when you're looking for a good Eleanor, that's for sure.
And the best way to avoid buying a bad build or bad driving and handling car is to give us a call or come by the shop and we will inform you about this all new build quality car and you can see it with your own eyes. We at PTTM have built and sold many high-quality Eleanor cars and also restored and upgraded hundreds of classic cars over the last decades with many happy and satisfied clients still driving them today. You just can't go wrong with this car as its built with quality in mind and the complete drivetrain is new and the body and chassis are amongst the best around today and are fully restored. The Fact that this Eleanor is also a true original S code Fastback makes it a bit extra special. So come and see this car, you won't be disappointed guaranteed!
The car we offer you here is: Is built as a stage 2 car, which means its upgraded with many special performance parts and special handling and steering package and an upgraded all-new interior. The base car was a real fastback S coded (big block) Mustang fastback (so not just an old Mustang coupe or old 6 cylinder body with a polyester fastback roof) that was completely stripped and taken apart ( nut and bolt restored) and build up from the ground with quality in mind and it has all the correct details and looks and a quality Eleanor body kit from the same builders that build the movie car. Once the bodywork was completed the complete car under-inside and outside received a special anti-rust coating. But this car comes with much more performance details and a real performance drivetrain than the actual movie cars, as they all had more or less standard engines and equipment but we wanted a true performance car.
It's equipped with 4 wheel disc brakes, special high performance suspension system by Ridetech and special steering package and a complete new driveline with very powerful and expensive ALL NEW Edelbrock 351 cui 500 hp V8 fuel injected V8 engine and a High-performance AOD automatic transmission with overdrive, a front to back new exhaust system with an amazing super sound, a completely new rebuild rear axle with new differential and new 3.55 ratio street gears with new bearings and shafts and lots more. Ofcourse the car is also equipped with a Nitro oxide system and bottle and the famous Nitro kill switch on the console. It is not hooked up to the engine, but its all there ready to be used of required.
All this so we are sure this car is the best of the best in performance and drivability. It speaks for itself that all the bushings, rubbers, brakeline's, fuel lines and fuel systems are also all upgraded and new. We also didn't just put some cheap Eleanor style wheels under this car, but its equipped with rare and expensive polished 17-inch alu wheels that are exact replica's of the movie wheels and are equipped with low profile high-speed tires all around.
The paint of the car is completely new and in fantastic condition and has an amazing shine and the car itself is completely rust free and solid. The underside of the car is also super clean and completely restored and coated in a special flat back hard underside coating and all suspension and steering components are also painted new.
The interior, dash and all components of the interior are new and custom build, the floors, wheel arches, and doors are all protected with Dynamat floor and sound/heat isolation as well. Nothing stayed untouched. The car also received a new front to back wiring system, all new dash, console, and special autometer gauges to watch over this amazing car and its engine. The seats are brand-new and expensive TMI seats that give great support and comfort.
All in all this car is in as new condition and build to high-quality standards, you can't compare it with just any other Eleanor.But for this price, you will get a turn-key quality built Eleanor GT500E with loads of special options and special details that won't only just look good, but is also really fast and handles and drives like no other. It is not all just show, but with this car also all GO !.
You won't find a better all new custom build & tested and tuned, turn-key Eleanor for this price guaranteed! Keep in mind this is a completely PTTM quality build, all new car with tons of special and expensive parts and an all-new driveline. With prices of some Eleanor's going way over 300k or more, this car is priced very attractively and also a very good investment for your hard earned money as values of Eleanor will keep going up and up for years to come.
The pictures taken are just sample pictures! the actual pictures and a video of this car will follow soon.
Some of the cars long list of special options :
- Complete quality Eleanor body kit
- Complete all new V8 performance engine
- All new Overdrive automatic transmission
- All new rebuild rear axle with diff and new gears.
- All new paint and stripes
- New Eleanor style17 inch alu wheels!
- New Bucket seats and seat belts
- Sports steering wheel
- New carpeting and headliner
- Correct dual fog lights
- Painted on Shelby stripes
- Eleanor gas cap
- Additional gauges
- New TMI console
- New high-performance suspension system
- New 4 wheel disc brakes!
- New power brake booster
- New Performance tires
- Ford engine dress up kit
- Stainless engine bay crossbar
- Headers and correct new side exhausts
- All new gauges and tacho
- Floor shifter with console
- Pedal dress kit
- Bullit mirrors
- Nitro oxide (NOS) system (not hooked up)
And much more
All the above is included in the sales price!
But if you like additional information ahead then please contact our sales! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!
- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included.
- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H) For export price outside of the EU, please contact our sales.
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And keep in mind that, the car you're looking at here today, was also looked at by others yesterday. And we can only sell it once!