1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Eleanor
1967 - The “Eleanor” Mustang: 1967 is known as the year of Eleanor, in reference to Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Shelby GT500 clone featured in the movie remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. (In the original movie, a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 played the part.) The original Shelby GT500 was the first American car to leave the factory with a roll bar. In addition it featured a big block V8 engine. This car is a favorite among collectors.
In 1967 Mustang Gt350 carried over with 289 cubic aluminum Cobra V8. Regular Mustangs could get 320 HP power by installing 4-barrel carburetor. Of course, Shelby went further and the new Shelby GT500 model was built in 1967 too. It was equipped with reworked 428 cubic [7 liter] Police Interceptor engine with cast-aluminum intake manifold [from Ford’s 427] and twin Hooley 4-barrel carburetors to get 355 HP. GT500 had a 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission, power steering and air conditioning. The body had new nose, functional hood scoop, side body air intakes. The 1968 Shelby GT500KR [King of the Road] had 428 cubic Cobra Jet V8 engine and developed suspiciously low 335 HP