1968 Ford Eleanor GT500E fastback 5-speed

Handbuild high quality Eleanor

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Basic
Year 1968
Make Ford
Model Eleanor GT500E fastback 5-speed
Engine and transmission
Engine Type V8
Engine Size 347cui stroker
Estimated HP aprox. 525+HP
Heads Alu
Carburetor Holley Sniper system
Intake Alu
Ignition Electronic
Transmission Type Manual
Transmission Spec 5 speed
Exhaust Type Dual with headers
Muffler Type Stainless
Interior
Interior Color Black
Seating Type Buckets
Seat Material
Shifter Type Floor shifter
History
Restoration Status Nwe build car
Awards Summary Showquality
Body
Body Style Fastback
Doors 2
Body Color Black
Paint type 2 stage
Stripes Carbon grey
Chassis
Front Suspension Type Coil over
Rear Suspension Type 4 link with coil over shocks
Axle Specification Ford 9 inch
Wheels Alu US mag
Front Brakes Discs
Rear Brakes Discs
MISC
Miscellaneous As with all PTTM for sale cars it will be completely checked, tested and serviced before it enters our showroom floor and upon delivery after the sale, it will get one last 100 point check up as as well. So be sure you will get a true Turn key car!. The car comes with all the correct paperwork and many documents of the parts and manuals of parts that were used on the car. We also have pictures of the build of the car and most of its components on request.
Bodywork & Trim

Lases straight rustfree rotisserie restored body, chassis and floors. All new trim, correct shelby emblems, all new windows and window trim, all new rubbers and seals, new lights, new doorhandels and everything else you see is new. Super nice quality paintjob in black with a great deep shine and the shelby side and rally stripes in Carbon fiber style are new.

ENGINE

All new custom build Ford performance 347 cui stroker with 525+hp. Fantastic all-new short block, new alu performance heads, new special custom grined alu roller camshaft with 1;7 ratio roller rockers with stud plates, all new timing chain gearset, new forged crankshaft, new rod's, all new custom made forged pistons with chrome-moly rings, all new high flow water and oil pump and pick up, all new ignition system and a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and a alu march custom pulley system and a aluminum radiator with dual electric fans and custom made hearders to top things of.

This engine runs amazing and has ton's of power and torque and is super light. It also produces a great V8 sound!

DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION

5 speed manual performance transmission, Steve roller bearing clutch pedal assembly , custom balanced aluminum driveshaft. Excellent clutch pedal feel, not super stiff like on most classics. Quick performance 9” housing rear axle, 31 spline axles, 3.50 strange 3rd member with Yukon gears and posi differential. Everything new and in perfect condition.

INTERIOR

Complete restore and as new custom interior with Shelby signature bucket seats and Sparco race 4 point seatbelts, all new doorpanels, headliner, rear seat liner, carpets and floor dynamat isolation. New custom build dash, all new wiring, new gauges, new shifter and floor console, new sunvisors, new doorhandles and window openers and more. The car is also equipped with a Shelby style anti-roll bar. Just an ultra clean and very comfortable interior. No flaws here and everything works as you may expect.

General discription

NEW IN OUR SHOWROOM !


Stunning and completely as new, hand build, high quality Eleanor GT500E in a fantastic color combination!


This brand-spanking-new build, high-end Eleanor GT500E ! This beauty is equipped with a 525+ HP strong genuine V8 stroker engine with holley sniper fuel injection hooked up to a manual 5-speed transmission ( overdrive 5th). This is an all new build car that was built with no cost spared. The base is an original 1968 V8 fastback Mustang, just like some of the actual movie cars were. So this is not just a transformed or hacked up coupe or a new dynacorn bodied car. It has a genuine classic 68' Fastback Vin and title that comes withb the car. 


The complete car was build from scratch with a correct '68 V8 Mustang fastback as base. All the body work was restored in a rottiserie and today the body as is fresh as the day it left the factory with no bondo or bad spots this is a correct and as new restored car.  All the floors are new, so are the fenders, quarters, doors and framerails. Its practically a new car inside and out done with the best and original parts and no cost were spared to make this car as good as it gets. The quality Eleanor body kit was mounted super straight and smooth so a absolute minimum of filler was needed before the high quality paint job was applied. This Eleanor is laser straight and 100% rust free all the way. Just look at the pictures top and underside and you'l see were the difference between low or high end Eleanors can be found. 


The car was build completely correct in style as the actual movie cars. The only change was to make this car look even more special and aggressive is its deep black high gloss paint job with the added grey Carbon style side and Shelby racing stripes ( removable ). This makes this Eleanor look much more special and sets it apart from all other Eleanors that were mostly painted Grey metallic and had black stripes. So we just switched that around and we feel that in black the Eleanor just looks way more aggresive and mean but its still a correct Eleanor all the way.  


As you all probably know the Eleanor car was purpose build for the movie gone in 60 seconds with actor Nicolas Cage as the main actor. However the car was designed after the famous 67/68 Shelby GT500 cars. A car that in its original form was the Gift that Nicolas Cage got from his Brother at the end of the movie. Caroll Shelby only build one Super snake GT500 in his live, and this car was named after that one special build car because it is much more than just a Eleanor alone. 


So the Eleanor name is not a car brand as some people think, but a car designed for the movie only around that Shelby GT500 cars. The build around 11 cars for the movie alone. Some cars were destroyed by the stunt drivers during the making of the movie and others were only mock-up cars for special show shots and photo purposes.


Most of the cars that did the actual driving were plain Mustang Fastbacks ( Not Shelby GT500's) that just had a plain Jane old base V8 Ford engine inside, and some were automatics and some were manual transmission cars. So besides some special suspensions and steering packages for the cars that were needed in the actual driving scenes, not 1 of the 11 build cars was in fact the same, some were 67' bodies, others 68'  and the all were in different condition before the were build.


The only thing the had in common was that the were all painted the Famous Pepper grey metallic paint with the black Shelby stripes, and of course the all had the Eleanor style body kit. But underneath non of these cars had any true level of quality or any real performance such as the car we present to you here. 


After the movie was done, there were only a few cars left, that were all sold to the movie makers, actors and museums. These cars, although as already stated were in fact just plain changed over Mustang fastbacks, with no actual performance in them whatsoever, are now very expensive and we have seen them being sold for more than a million... So un reachable for most of us. But even if you could get your hands on one of them, you would not buy a car that you would be happy with believe us.


Also be aware that we have seen some Eleanors for sale that are advertised of being actual movie car's but are just faked. Also keep in mind that the actual movie car's were hacked up, severly damaged during the shoots and are close to scrapyard cars. Only 1-2 cars were used for pictures and special shots and surviced more or less. 


So the car we present to you here is of course not one of these movie cars, ( as are 99,9% of the eleanors in the world today) but it was build correct to the movie cars and as a tribute car to the famous Shelby GT500 car's. As there is no such thing as a car brand named Eleanor, all the movie cars were build as a tribute car to the Shelby GT500. So YES even the movie cars can be called tribute cars as the were designed of the 67/68 Shelby GT500 cars !. 


However this beauty was build to much higher specifications and performance standards as the actual movie cars ever were. And we also decided that this car would also look much more special in its black paint with grey carbon stripes seeing there are already many Pepper gray replica cars all over the world. This car stands out even more in this color combination and it also makes the shapes and lines of the car more and much better visible and more outlined and aggresive.


So the car we present here is, is a tribute to those Eleanor movie tribute cars, which were again, build as replica cars from the Shelby GT500's ( Hence GT500 E ( E for eleanor ), but with a much higher quality standard and much higher performance level. As stated before the actual movie car's were never as sophisticated or build with this level of performance as the only needed to look great on the screen and could never be driven safely at higher speeds and would not brake or handle as this car will. 


It's quality is therefore at a much higher level and the complete engine, drive line, interior, body and paint quality are on a much higher level as well. We have seen the real movie cars in person and believe us you would get tears in your eyes from how poor and bad the were build. SO we just felt we could do a much better job and since then we build these cars as we feel the should have been build in the first place. But just like the actual movie cars, non of the many Eleanors we have build and sold are the same, the all have their own performance level and some have much more special parts and components and special options than the other. Hence the different price's that it costs to build them.


The car we present to you here is one of best we can or have ever build sofar that we offer for sale all done and turn key as most Eleanors we have build or sold were custom build orders for clients and the build time can run up to two or more years. This one you can own and drive straight away!. 


But no matter what, the car you see here is still a correct Eleanor style car and has the correct details that the movie cars had. But with its special custom build V8 performance engine and 5 speed trans and high-end steering, braking and suspension system this car is on a platform of its own. its also much faster than the movie cars ever were. The price to completely custom build it by hand, with all its expensive and special parts is also much higher than the cars you see in the actual movie or cars or other replica's that you see for sale on the market today. 


Its also not just a body kit on a plain old base Mustang with only a a nice paint job but otherwhise old drivetrains and 50 year old wiring systems and poor performance and handling as most cars you see for sale. No sir, this car is a fully pro- hand build car with only new and special custom parts and a great and brandnew ( not just a rebuild ) 525hp V8 power full drive train with a manual 5 speed instead of the soggy factory 4 speeds and its suspension and steering  and brake systems are way more special. This car was really built to be driven and used as these cars were meant to be. The car only has some testmiles and is NOT a used car, but it is as new. 


The interior of the car is equipped with everything you could want, things like comfortable race Shelby bucket seats and sparco 4 point seatbelts, Digital Dakota gauge dash cluster and new steering column with new shelby style wood steering wheel and all new carpeting and new headliner and rear seat liners are all there and everything else inside and out is as new. The body lines are perfect and it is painted in a high quality 2 stage black paint with a great and deep shine. The carbon side GT500E stripes and the SHelby rally stripes are decalls and can be removed or color changed easy. On request we can we can change that easily without further costs. But we feel as is, this car is spot on and looks amazing. 


The underside of this car was also completely restored and detailed and also shines as new as the topside of the car. The high-quality Eleanor body kit aligns perfect and looks stunning on this car. Of course its also equipped with things like 4 wheel Willwood vented and slotted power disc brakes, modern style rack & pinion power steering, has all new wheels and performance tires and all new custom build 4 link performance suspension and special high end steering components and a super sleek dual exhaust system with stunning sound.


All in all this is one of the hottest and best build Eleanor's around on the market today and its all new and fresh. This car was professionally build with the best of components money can buy and all new rebuild drive line and all new steering and suspension components, all new wiring harnesses and much more. The body is laser straight and its truly one of the best Eleanors around. This car handles like a modern day car, but with the looks and style of a true classic Eleanor GT500E muscle car and its great fun to own and enjoy. You will for sure have a lot of fun with this car and it will get you thumbs up every were you might take it.


The fact that it's a manual 5 speed car makes it great fun to drive as it brings almost 95% of its power and torque to go to the rear axle ( instead of only 65% with most autotrans cars) in combination with the cars performance rear axle with 3.50 gears and anti slip differential and its aluminum driveshaft, its performance brakes and its fully adjustable suspension system makes it a car that gives its owner great joy. The car would also perform great on any trackday. 

 

So if you want the best of the best.. and a car with a real and great performance and thats also an all correct V8 Fastback Eleanor and not just any clone car. This might well be the car for you. More than 200k was invested in the build and parts alone, so its now priced very attractively for sure. This car runs and drives better than any other Eleanor you might see on the market today. 


This car is one of the best that money can buy and if you ever wanted a very special car and are on the look our for a car that's really special and turn key and is also very reliable for long highway drives and runs like a "bat out of hell", well, than this might well be the car for you. Its a true one of a kind worldwide. 


Its completely serviced and turn key ready to be enjoyed and you can come see it live in our showroom.  


Just another stunning high-quality Eleanor for sale by PTTM!. 



More detials, pictures and a video about this car soon! If there are details on the car you want to change or add some personal details, we can assist you with that no problem!  


Some of the car's stunning option list: 

 

  • Quality Eleanor body kit.
  • Performance V8 stroker. 
  • Alu march pulley kit.
  • Sniper fuel injection system.
  • Manual 5 speed trans with overdrive.
  • Aluminum driveshaft.
  • Alu radiator with dual fan's
  • Custom exhaust system.
  • Headers with dual side exhausts.
  • Custom black liner head lights.
  • Gone in 60 sec.radiator cover.
  • K&N air filter.
  • Electronic handbrake system.
  • 18 inch Eleanor style alu wheels.

    275/40/18 back and 245/40/18 front new tires.

  • 9 inch Ford axle by strange.
  • Limited slip diff
  • 4 wheel slotted Disc brakes.
  • 4 link rear suspension system.
  • Q1A adjustable shocks all around.
  • Rack & Pinion steering.
  • Power steering.
  • Power brakes.
  • Hydrolic clutch!.
  • Custom Shelby signature seats.
  • Sparco 4 point belts
  • Shelby style anti roll bar.
  • Custom door panels.
  • Digital Dakota gauges & tacho.
  • Console deluxe. 
  • Custom back seat liner.
  • Tinted windows.
  • Dual bullit mirrors
  • Carbon style stripes.
  • Carbon style side decall.
  • Wood Shelby steering wheel.
  • De luxe Trunk liner
  • Alu steering column.
  • Tubular front A arms.
  • Adjustable performance shocks.
  • Dual Bullet mirrors.
  • Front fog lights .
  • Hurst shifter.
  • TCP alu pedal kit.
  • Alu Hood pins.


  • And much more!, to much to list !

 

- 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 out or inside of the EU, or business to business price please contact our sales.


- While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Prices and info in online ad’s or website might diver and are subjected to changes and or have mistakes in them. Please verify any information in question with PedalToTheMetal Holland/Europe before any purchase. 


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!

Price in euros
€ 219000,-

Price includes all cost

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