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.
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.
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.
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.
Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.
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