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Classic Recreations 'Gone In Sixty Seconds' Eleanor

 
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Although the days of Toby Halicki's 40-minute chase scenes seem to be long and lamentably gone, his production company has licensed the latest incarnation of Eleanor for reproduction. That means that Joe Public can get his very own Eleanor for the meager sum of $139,900. And this isn't (necessarily) some restored rust-bucket - these are brand new cars.

Using reproduction 1967 Mustang Fastback bodies licensed from Ford enables the Classic Recreations crew to build brand-new Eleanors without using old-stock Mustangs. That saves a good bit of cost and labor, and the modernization that's possible building up a new body makes up for the slight lack of authenticity. Those who insist on the real thing can use a Classic Recreations-sourced original 1967 Mustang body.

The 535hp FI model manages the 0-60mph sprint in just 4.9s, but those with another $50,000 to burn can upgrade to the supercharged 770hp SFI model for a cool $189,900. The extra power requires a modified rear suspension, but both versions get modern coil-overs, fuel injection, oversized slotted and crossdrilled Baer brakes and their 410 cubic inch motors are built by Keith Craft Racing.

Power goes to the rear wheels through either a Tremec TKO manual or automatic transmission, and gets distributed evenly between the rear wheels via Posi-Traction. Under hood and interior treatment give the car every little tweak necessary to bring it in line with the movie car.

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  1. I mean it's an awesome car and all, and with the modern supension it probably handles 300% better than the original, but my question is this:
    How safe is it?
    One of the beautiful things about modern cars is the fact that you can walk away from accidents that would have easily killed you in those older cars.
    I guess I'm not a total purist. I prefer the cars that look old, but function new in every way.
     
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  2. I agree. I would love to have 67' Mustang, there are many nice pieces to be found. But the problem is safety. Hit something with 30 mph and you are dead meat.

    In a modern car you could walk away if not drive away:D
     
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  3. it may not be safe, and yes it will probably kill you in an accident by my god you would be doing it in style !!! :-)
     
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  4. I'd just buy a modern Mustang instead and live. I sat in one at the Canadian International Auto Show and I gotta say that I really like the feel of the interior and how I fit in there. I don't know about daily driving but it definitely feels good sitting at the wheel of one.
     
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  5. they are too expensive for what they are - mustangs that is !!
    You can get yourself a porsche for the same price that they are here !!
     
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  6. Yes. 911 Turbo is a masterpiece of tehnology, but this.. this has soul!

    That's what's all about.
     
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  7. The only reason older cars aren't as safe as new cars is because there weren't always seat belts, or at least ones that werent as good. I would much rather get into an accident in one of these old tanks than in todays popcans.
     
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  8. at 80km/hr it doesnt matter if you are in one of thes tanks or a pop can of today...you are still gonna be toast !
     
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