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For over 20 years we have been involved in the buying, restoration, rebuilding and upgrading of 60’s Mustangs. Ever since the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” we have been very active in the Pepper grey GT500 “Eleanor “so named after the remake in 2000 starring Nicholas Cage.
The history of “Eleanor”
Eleanor originated in the 1974 film: “Gone in 60 Seconds” made by H.B Toby Haliki. Eleanor is the only Ford Mustang to receive a star title credits in a movie. The original Eleanor was 1971 fastback cars restyled in 1973 for the film. This was painted on a pale yellow and the film gained cult status in the 70’s.
The 2000 remake of the film was made possible when Denise Maliki the widow of the original film maker licenced the rights to Disney to remake a film by the same name. This time Nicholas Cage has the starring role as the master thief Randall [...]