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View Poll Results: Eleanor Poll
Like them 76 27.74%
Don't like them 66 24.09%
Doesn't really matter to me 45 16.42%
Take a stock looking Fastback anytime 87 31.75%
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post #1 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just wondering what the consensus about them on here is since seems like a hot topic---

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Never really got it. I think they're ugly but I'm sure some people think a bone stock C code 65 vert is ugly too. Each to his own.

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The original Eleanor was a cool idea by the person who designed it. Making clones of it is pretty lame though. I mean overall, it's just a modified Mustang that happened to be in a movie. Can't people come up with an original idea?

I guess I am a hypocrite because I think, accurate, true to the orginal reproductions of GT350s, GT350 Rs and even Bullitt Mustang can be cool. But look at those cars, they're all simple, honest examples of vintage Mustangs. An Eleanor just has a bunch of fiberglass **** all over it and APC looking fog lights. And most Eleanors aren't even true to the original Eleanor, they just vaguely look like them. The worst part of the Eleanor was all the bull**** body mods, in my opinion, but that's what people seem to like most. If you want to make your Mustang look like a 16-year-old's Civic... to each his own, I guess.
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I have always liked them but the cost to make a car "properly" have just the looks of one is just far more than I'd ever spend.

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Just like the Batmobile, it is a fake car made for a movie. Leave the body kits for the ricers.

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Also, I would like to add, when Gone in 60 Seconds came out and I saw it in the theater, and I was about 20, I thought the car was really cool. Point being, it's probably good that most 20-year-old boneheads don't have the money to build an Eleanor or there'd be no fastbacks left.
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Never really got it. I think they're ugly but I'm sure some people think a bone stock C code 65 vert is ugly too. Each to his own.
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I hate them. What's the difference between "Don't like them" and "Take a stock looking fastback anytime?"


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Good point---maybe should of left one of those out. Oh well My first poll. PS- Guess we could add up the ''don't like them'' and the ''take a stock looking fastback anytime'' and come up with an educated guess in the total.

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I like them dont think I would own one though.. I appreciate a bone stock mustang but the eleanor looks mean. But I also dont care for hubcaps, skinny tires, wood grain and quite v8's...
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I like them about as much as Mako Shark conversions on Corvettes....
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Not a fan. It was a good idea for the movie (high end, ultra custom, in a richie rich area in Cali)... but that's about where it ends for me.


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I love the movie "Gone In 60 Seconds" with Nicholas Cage. I love the look of that car. The stance / wheels / colors. On the flip side there is nothing wrong with a good old original car.
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One aspect that fascinates me is the idea that you can add hundreds of pounds of crap to a car and think that you've upgraded it. The Eleanor fuel system is somewhere between impractical and dangerous, and the exhaust system is typically bizarre, not exactly conducive to performance.

I suppose there have been examples that were assembled with skill and pride, but every one I have seen was a piece of crap, most of which I'd have been afraid to drive 40 mph on a level road.

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