At the heart of the history of the model Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the company’s cooperation with the famous Ford Motor racer Carroll Shelby, who won in 1959, the famous 24-hour race at Lehmann. This legendary man who walked close nicknamed old (Cobra), marked the beginning of momentous issue with the prefix Shelby Mustangs. Thanks to Carroll Shelby, were built all the most famous landmark and model Mustangs. With his help, Ford has achieved a dominant position on the various racing in the sixties of the last century. It is a pity that now he is no longer with us, since May 10, 2012, he died at the age of eighty-nine. But his memory lives in our thoughts and in the words of Edsel Ford, who is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and a member of the board of directors of Ford, Carroll Shelby that will never be forgotten.
Progenitor of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is Ford AC 260 Roadster, a test that involved Carroll Shelby in 1962. Company Ford Shelby asked to begin developing a high-performance Mustang and in 1965 appears Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and two years later the final buyer is delivered to Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 1967 and, therefore, the first sale of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 date from this year.
The founder of Mustangs Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 came in 1965
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to buy can be difficult and was created some excitement when the buyer took your car at night, so it is not sold to someone else, while writing a check. On the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Prices start at five thousand dollars and the upper bracket depended only on financial capacity of potential buyers, while the price of a regular Ford Mustang started from $ 2,400 and sales were very successful, because only in the first four months has sold one hundred thousand cars and sales for the year amounted to nearly 420,000 vehicles.
Little encyclopedic reference. Model Shelby Mustang is a high-tech version of Ford Mustang manufactured by Ford from 1965 to 1970. Shelby – is modified by Carroll Shelby Ford Mustang, sold under the brand Shelby GT, having a logo Shelby Cobra.
Model Mustang from Shelby GT-500 had a very aggressive appearance and different sports charged. Exterior car was decorated with simulated air intakes and a large grille. Muscular rear fenders, along with a clear line of doors and front wings, creating an impressive charisma of this model. Installed fuel filler cap is still in the style of racing Lehman. Unusual decision to withdraw the exhaust pipes on the right and left side, to the rear wheel arches, emphasizes the sports car. 1967 model differed from the GT-350 1965 increased length of the body and more aggressive overall style of the car, which was supported by an appropriate power unit. Were available in different colors interior, helping to create a unique interior of the car by Shelby Mustang.
In a Hollywood movie featured Ford Mustang in 1967 in an unusual skirts. And here we find the answer to the question: why Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 named Eleanor? The name of this body kit (body kit) with the name Eleanor and was prefixed to the legendary model. Buy Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor in the United States is no problem, but expensive. The price range for a simple Ford Mustang obvese starts with 70 thousand US dollars, if the car is offered in slightly deteriorated condition. Such a machine is probably just hung glorified body kit “Eleanor” and sold to people, so-called “fans” who feel a strong attraction to the appearance of a car.
Beautiful Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor 1967
On the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 cost also varies depending on the state, but it will be higher by almost two times, as this machine is a rare and highly prized in the circles of fans of this brand. Photo Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is impressive, but still loses in appearance, with no tuning kit, such as “Eleanor”. The cost of the original Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, ranking in the so-called “Red Book” for cars Shelby, ie register of Carroll Shelby, and are in good condition, can reach up to 350 thousand US dollars. For the money you will be given a car completely redesigned from the inside, that is, the appearance will look like in a retro style, as it was back in 1967, but the filling of such avtomonstra will all modern, as all components and assemblies to establish a modern, including the engine, which will have an outstanding capacity of 540 horsepower.
Such works has been known tuning studio Unique Performance, which has established production of cars obvese “Eleanor” on a large scale, although competition in this market is very strong. All these machines have an index GT500E and painted in gray color that matches the color of a similar car in the movie “Gone in sixty seconds.” But occupy this niche in the market every year more and Brazilian tuning studio «Batistinha Garage» took the original decision by changing the color combination of body paint, as well as other power unit installed and changed some of the other parts of the vehicle. These are diluted with a large wave of gray clones legendary car from the movie with Nicolas Cage, starred. The result was a snow-white beauty, as if descended from the screen. But first things first.
History snowy Eleanor, trapped in Brazil
Though the Mustang and masculine, but the Mustang from Shelby obvese “Eleanor” is considered to be a girl, oddly enough, but it is. Especially when the car is painted in delicate white color that resembles the color of bridesmaid dresses. The machine, which has got to Luis Fernando Batista, born in 1967, came down the assembly line one from among 356,000 of the same vehicles. Meeting with Luis Fernado have occurred cars at auction, where known and respected restorer of Brazil acquired it at the age of thirty-six years. This respected restorer is the owner of tuning studio «Batistinha Garage». The auction price of the machine was so attractive that Luis Fernado could not resist before buying, especially the former owner of the car kindly put together a machine many valuable items, including a set of body kit for “Eleanor”.
Luis Fernando has almost started the restoration of the car, but then his office called and made a very good offer, not subject to failure. Do not be alarmed, as the proposal was not from the mafia, and one loyal customer, learn about purchasing Batista. The essence of the proposal was that Luis gives the car a constant customer at a good price, but also makes the restoration and tuning machines on the draft of the new owner. Owner of the company in tuning had to agree to all the conditions of the interested buyers and customers. Upcoming careful and accurate restoration, which is famous for Batistinha Garage.
The idea to create a snow-white Eleanor
Before the advent of a charged version of the GT500 produced less powerful GT350 model with a motor of 4.7 liters, which had a beautiful white coat bodybuilder, bore the name of Wimbledon. Applied to the white body blue stripes. A distinctive feature of the model was the lack of rear seats, which significantly reduces the weight of the car. Recall that the production version of the GT500 with a powerful engine of 7 liters and 355 horsepower power began in 1967. Mighty 428th block accelerates the car to the first hundred in 6.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the car reached 220 kilometers per hour, and this is quite enough to successfully conquer the racing tracks and drag strips. At Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 features were truly impressive for those times. By car were established: an improved suspension, improved disc brakes on the front wheels, three-speed automatic modified gearbox or four-speed manual transmission. 1968 marked the release of KR, which had a translation of “King of the Road.” This version was equipped with the legendary engine Cobra Jet, has a capacity of 355 horsepower. In 1970 he was temporarily stopped production car Shelby GT350 and GT500.
Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra Jet 1968
The implementation of the Brazilian project snowy Eleanor
Experts of studio Batistinha Garage & Speed Shop, started the implementation of this project, a departure from the banality and boredom of previous restorations of similar cars in gray. Thus was the birth of an innovative options- snowy GT500E, painted it a memorable color Wimbledon, became a legend.
Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 in the colors of Wimbledon
Body lacquered and plotted elegant blue stripes with a brilliant shade of blue that has become the main stage for finishing the exterior of the car. Optics left the original, but to increase the illumination light installed Xenon lights for high beam, further reduce xenon headlights side and a couple more in the bumper. Under the hood, it was decided to establish a unit instead of the native 392 428 seven-liter unit. The new engine has been selected from a catalog company Ford Racing. Characteristics are consistent with the new motor vehicle: engine size of 6.4 liters and output of 430 horsepower. Replacement of the native engine passed without problems and additionally equipped with a new block new devaysom- set a new carburetor Road Remon.
A machine is so deep tuning that of the original details were only rear seats and wheels. Since Brazilian bumps very insidious, then Elechka set new dampers firm Aldan and the engine undertray. The old transmission was replaced with a modified five-speed gearbox Tremec Extra Duty, which has yet to establish dregster NHRA, having a capacity of about 1,200 horsepower. Powerful brakes 13 and 12 inches added to the list of improvements. Seventeen-installed wheels with tires having a size of 265/40 rear and 235/40 front. The dynamics of the car has improved, allowing to accelerate to the first hundred in nearly 5 seconds, and top speed reached 240 kilometers per hour. Native exhaust system, which publishes the roar was modified at the request of the customer ordering and began to publish rich sound, which is now fashionable among tuning folk. Interior Eleanor transformed into a luxury style: the seat of the company Rallye, appliances company Auto Meter, a new sound system master Mauro Castro from the company Bass Audio. Cost Eleanor after such tuning has increased sevenfold.
Here, perhaps, and everything about the legendary Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 1967 Eleanor.
Length mm 4663
Height mm 1440
Wheelbase 2743 mm
Body type coupe
The diameter of the pivot 12.0 m
En / Curb Weight, kg 1680/0
Tire size 195/50-R15
Engine Location Front, longitudinally
Engine Type V-shaped
Valve mechanism ohv, 16V
Displacement, cc 7010
Number of cylinders 8
Max Valves 2
The piston stroke length 101.2
The cylinder diameter is 105.0
Compression ratio 11.0
Number of gears on the mechanics of 4
Maximum speed, km / h 204
Power, hp 355
Acceleration to 100 km / h, s. 4.3
Torque Nm / rpm. 597/3400
Fuel Type A-92
Fuel tank capacity, l. 61
Fuel consumption in the city, l. / 100km 27.9
Fuel consumption combined cycle, l. / 100km 20.8
Rear brake disc
Steering, ABS, Turbo
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