1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé  Chassis no. 0F02F176625

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Lot 172
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé
Chassis no. 0F02F176625

€ 110,000 - 130,000
US$ 120,000 - 150,000
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé
Chassis no. 0F02F176625
Legendary Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby’s team had been campaigning Ford’s Mustang ‘pony car’ with considerable success in North America, winning the SCCA’s B-Production title three years running in the mid-1960s. Capitalising on his success, Shelby began manufacturing modified Mustangs, which were officially sanctioned and sold through selected Ford dealerships. The first Shelby Mustang - the GT350 - arrived in 1965 powered by a modified version of Ford’s 289ci (4.7-litre) small-block V8. Outwardly there was little to distinguish Shelby’s GT350 from the standard product apart from a pair of broad ‘racing’ stripes down the body centreline. When the factory introduced a 390ci ‘big-block’ V8 option on the Mustang for 1967, Shelby went one better, installing Ford’s 428ci (7.0-litre) Cobra Jet V8 to create the GT500, one of the great, iconic musclecars of the 1960s.
One of the most famous of all Mustangs is that known as ‘Eleanor’, the Shelby GT500 that starred in the 1974 B-movie Gone in Sixty Seconds, which was remade in 2000 with Nicholas Cage starring as the car-thief central character. Indeed, such is the continuing level of interest in this type of car that production of the GT500E has resumed in the USA with Carroll Shelby’s blessing, using recycled original Mustang bodyshells.

Presented as an ‘Eleanor’ clone, this Mustang Sportsroof (fastback) Coupé is powered by a 351ci (5.8-litre) Ford V8 engine equipped with a mouth-watering selection of performance enhancing ‘goodies’ including an Edelbrock kit (camshaft, carburettor, inlet manifold and valve lifters), Dynaflow exhaust system and headers, electric fuel pump, heavy-duty transmission, high-performance suspension, up-rated shock absorbers and brakes, ‘Eleanor’ wheel rims and special tyres. The aforementioned modifications were incorporated as part of a ‘frame off’ restoration completed in 2006, while other noteworthy features include special titanium grey paintwork, black leather interior, foru-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, power assisted steering, original tinted windows and xenon headlights. Since completion the car has been kept garage stored and ‘pampered like a baby.’ This unique car is offered with a complete file of restoration invoices, old US Certificate of Title, Italian registration documents and EU customs papers certifying duties paid.

Présenté comme un clone d'“ Eleanor ”, cette Mustang Sportsroof Coupé (fastback) est propulsée par un moteur V8 Ford de 5, 8 litres équipé d'un alléchant ensemble d'options performance et d'améliorations telles qu'un kit Edelbrock (arbre à cames, carburateur, tubulure d'admission et poussoirs de soupapes), un système d'échappement Dynaflow, une pompe à essence électrique, des suspensions, amortisseurs et freins retarés, des jantes “ Eleanor ” et des pneus spéciaux. Les modifications mentionnées ici ont été incorporées lors d'une restauration “ depuis le châssis ” achevée en 2006, tandis que les autres équipements et finitions notables comprennent une peinture gris titane, un intérieur en cuir noir, une boîte automatique à quatre rapports, l'air conditionné, la direction assistée, les glaces teintées originales et des phares au xénon. Depuis la fin de la restauration, la voiture a été conservée en garage et soignée “ comme un bébé ”. Cette voiture unique est proposée avec un dossier complet de factures de travaux, l'ancien “ Certificat of Title ” américain, les papiers d'immatriculation italiens et les documents douaniers de la CE certifiant le paiements des droits.
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé  Chassis no. 0F02F176625
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé  Chassis no. 0F02F176625
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé  Chassis no. 0F02F176625
1970 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby GT500 Eleanor’ Sportsroof Coupé  Chassis no. 0F02F176625
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