At AAS we love our cars and we have a passion for special projects – the type they say “can’t be done!” Our latest project is the Eleanor Mustang build.
Remember ‘Eleanor’ the Dupont Peper Grey 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback that Nicholas Cage drove in 2000 film Gone in 60 Seconds; well we are building an exact replica of her at AAS.
Late last year we found the perfect car from a private collector in Queensland, extremely rare original numbered 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2 Fastback which we are now restoring to the exact replica from the 2000 film.
The Ford Mustang used in the film was created by hot rod designer Chip Foose, who based his design on the sketches drawn by illustrator Steve Stanford.
Steve Stanford designed the exterior of the vehicle, with its silver and charcoal paint, big-inch Halibrand-style wheels, and trademark front bumper and central-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares, and unique hood and trunk.
‘Eleanor’ is powered by a Ford Racing 351-cubic-inch crate engine with a four-barrel Holley carb, the car runs four-wheel disc brakes, additional chassis bracing, and those oft-imitated fared-in side pipes—which were actually added to this car after filming completed. AAS’s powertrain will be highly tuned version with running nitro oxide injection as displayed in the movie.
Of the 12 vehicles made for the film, five were destroyed during the film's production. The number one built car recently sold for $1,000,000.00 US.
We will keep you updated on social media as we bring Eleanor to pristine condition