WE CAN BUILD OR UPGRADE YOUR PERSONAL DREAM ELEANOR STYLE MUSTANG !
Ford Mustang Fastback Eleanor GT500E ! build to your own specs, or as is turn key and ready to rumble !.
With around 11 Actual "Real " Eleanor's built for the famous Movie GONE in 60 seconds with actor Nicolas Cage behind the steering wheel. All the cars that were built were different from each other and used for special stages in the movie.. Cars built for jumps and others for the driving action, a show car for the up close shots and a couple fore promotional goals and for pictures. All were built from base standard Mustang fastback's and NOT as many people think or want to believe, from the car where it was based on, the 67 Shelby's GT500. All cars that were built for the movie were small block cars, opposed to the real Shelby's GT500 cars that all were 390/428 big block engined cars. Some of the movie car's had a manual 4-speed trans and some even had automatic transmissions. The engines used in these cars were either the 289 cui, the 302 cui and some used the larger 351cui Ford engines. But today many Eleanor tributes are or can also be built with the Shelby GT500's original drivetrain or other Big block Ford performance engines.
So an Eleanor is NOT a transformed real Shelby GT500 or any other type of special or unique car brand, but a car based/cloned on a fantasy close to the shapes and forms of the actual GT500 and it was designed by the folks writing and making the movie!. The even copied the name from the Shelby, the GT500, but an E was added (E for Eleanor) so you could tell the difference. All cars are base ford mustang Fastback's, with body kits added to make them look more aggressive and in style with the famous true 67/68 Shelby Mustang's.. and not the other way around. But besides that, an Eleanor looks fantastic, that's for sure and its a highly desirable car to own, drive and enjoy, there is nothing to argue about that. The guy's who designed the car for the movie were spot on!
NON of the movie cars were built with functional NOS nitro systems, but most car's had the bottle and the actuator switch in the car there for the looks but none of them had a fully functional system. The suspension systems were mostly stock style Mustang suspensions with rear leaf springs and manual or power steering boxes. Only a couple of car's that were built and actually driven had some better, more performance orientated type of suspension upgrades, but nothing really special as you see now on some of the Eleanor tributes that were built after the movie cars. However all of the cars in the movie were painted in the popular pepper gray metallic color and all had the black Shelby style stripes, and of course the Eleanor style body kit and front and rear end.
So all in all EVERY Eleanor that was build for use in or on the movie set was different, so building a tribute to these cars is more or less a freehand of taste, budget, and style as none of them were the same. This is the reason why you see so many different Eleanor's today as everybody gives there own swing or style and detail to these cars. And it its understandable for people wanting one to find the right car at the correct price seeing there are so many variations and so many different cars build, but the only real guideline for finding the right car is to turn to shop's like PTTM and use their knowledge of these cars.
And yes there were also some "official" approved Eleanor replica builders around once the movie and the car became such an enormous success and demand for them was high. Unique performance was one of them and the even had Caroll Shelby's "approval" to build a series of Eleanor continuation cars, but that was more a commercial driven theme than it said something about the quality the build as in the end all cars the ever produced were also based on the 67/68 Mustang's and depending on a clients budget were build accordingly. So this "approval" or licensed build car's are in fact not better or more special than any other Eleanor ever build and some of the so-called licensed builders were forced to close there shop due to improper and illegal activities.
So yes... finding a great Eleanor car for your budget might appear to be finding a needle in a haystack as there is just no such thing as a true and all correct, high quality build Eleanor tribute or clone. It all depends on HOW good the car was built and with what components and that's were we can help you with or assist with. Prices of proparly build and tested Eleanor's can run from 100-300k or even more and if you dont know were to look for, you can also easily be tricked in bying a car and overpay bigtime for it in the end.
With the actual real-deal movie car's being priced for well over a million dollars or more these days, and are almost never seen for sale on the market, owning an Eleanor for most of us is a matter of building one or have one build for you, or to buy one one of the tribute cars that are ready to drive. And seeing the car's huge popularity ( understandable seeing its fantastic appearance ), many cars that were built as tribute cars have there own details and upgrades and that's all ok seeing none of them are used in the movie anyway so why not build it or find one you like.
So finding your self a movie correct? Eleanor style car won't be an easy task as even the movie cars were all different from each other as well..., and although most tribute or clone Eleanor's were build based on the pictures or movie images, under the hood and in detail no "real all correct movie style Eleanor" can exist, simply because none of them were the same as well. And although we have built and sold car's that were almost all correct we cant ever state that they are as to which of the 11 build, all differently equipped car's do you set your guidelines too ?. But yes its possible to make a car look almost exactly like the movie cars, but ask yourself if that's important to you, or if you just want a car to have the same style and appearance, in combination with your own personal taste in performance, styling and driving, as in the end that's the only thing that counts right ?
So feel free to detail a car to your own personal liking's, or have us do that for you, or to find a car that looks and is as close to the movie cars details that you can see on the screenshots or pictures, with which we can also assist with. But there is no real 100% bulletproof guideline for that. Every Eleanor in itself is a great car to see, own and enjoy, as long as it has the body kit and the sleek shapes and forms of the actual movie car's you cant go wrong. It's also the outside of these great looking cars that People in general fall in love with, not knowing there are many difference's between each car ever build. The quality of the build is the guideline in buying or finding a good car and thats were most people get lost and turn to Pro shop's like us to help them with that or to have us build them a complete car from scratch.
The base of all these cars should be fastback mustang's but as time rolled along and Fastback Mustangs became harder and harder to find and prices for them skyrocketed, there were also people that turned to mustangs coupes, then chopped of the roof line and added a polyester fastback roof on there cars....just to be able to make an "affordable" Eleanor. That's not a car you would want because the structure and strengths of the body of these build over coupe's are absolutely gone and these car's are more or less dangerous to drive and the body kits won't stay without problems as well.
PTTM offers true FASTBACK Eleanor's only, and all cars we can offer will be built or changed/upgrade to your personal specifications on request. Prices can differ because of certain high-end upgrades, performance engines or suspension systems or other additional options, as well as overall quality of the car(s) themselves, and the way they were built and painted. So if you want to know more about owning and buying and Eleanor, feel free to call or email us, or better come by the shop !.
We can build your car from scratch, or we might have a car ready and turn key that you like as it is, or that we can change and upgrade an existing car into your dream ride !.
But all the cars we have for sale and ever will build are always TRUE Fastbacks and in good to very good, overall condition to start with, and we only use the best of parts. With more than 35 years experience in building Custom Muscle cars you can be sure we will build you a great high-quality car !. We have built many high-quality Eleanor replica's in the past and we can surelly build yours or help you find an existing one.
We currently have several great base car's in stock and there normally always is one almost ready. If required you can still choose your own Eleanor's details, engine and drive train combinations and other styling details !, or just go with our choices and buy them as is. All our Eleanor's are ORIGINAL FASTBACK V8 base cars and not polyester roof coupes that were transformed into fastbacks. We can also build your Eleanor to YOUR budget! EVEN IF YOU ALREADY OWN A BASE MUSTANG FASTBACK THAT YOU WANT TO UPGRADE TO AN ELEANOR... WE CAN BUILD IT FOR YOU !.
PTTM has built, restored many cars and several award-winning Eleanor's, from engines and transmissions, bodywork, paintwork and wiring, everything is done in our own shops and with our own crew. This so we can get the best possible quality and the best price overall for our clients.
Prices for a complete custom build Eleanor fastback can vary and depend on the final details and upgrades and driveline's you choose. The can run from 100-300k Euro's depening on driveline and quality choises. We also might have some cars in progress or all done and ready in our showroom depending in demand's. We would be glad to discuss all the options and possibilities with you and make you a great offer for sure. We also have special payment plans and you can follow the complete build in person. We will also give you monthly updates of the build and make pictures and videos of the complete build process.
For more info or a personal quote, please call or mail us for info if you like to know more.
PLEASE BE AWARE THE PICTURES SHOWN ARE SAMPLES AND THE ACTUAL CAR WE BUILD CAN DEFER!
* The cars come with either Dutch papers or US title and on request, we can assist with German TUV.
* On request, we can transport the car worldwide.
* All our cars are fully inspected. tested and approved to the highest quality standards.