Tonight I came across an Eleanor clone for sale on Ebay Australia. It’s not often you see one for sale in Australia so i always like to look at what other Aussies have done.
Here are the particulars:
“This is a no expense spared restoration. 347 Windsor stroker engine. Scat crank and rods, Speedpro pistons, Moly Plasma Rings, ARP main studs, stud girdle, ARP Head Studs, aluminum cylinder heads with stainless steel valves, billet roller rockers, billet solid camshaft, dual idler gear drive, Gilmer Drive, Weiand intake, Holley carburetor, many billet accessories and stainless steel coolflex hoses, Alloy radiator, Derale thermo fan, world class T5 Temec 5 speed transmission with PBR hydraulic clutch.
Ford 9” rear with 3.5 LSD centre. Power assisted brakes and quick ratio steering, Selby springs and sway bar, Monte Carlo bar and tower braces, correct 17×8 wheels with 245/40 R17 tyres, new deluxe interior complete with aluminum door and dash panels, Shelby scuff plates, Shelby wood steering wheel with Pioneer sound system, Autometer tacho, functional side exit exhaust and correct side mounted fuel filler. Correct cinema vehicles body kit, Shelby badges and mirrors. Show quality 2pac paint in correct Pepper Grey and metallic black. This is possibly the best Eleanor clone in Australia with almost every part used is NEW or rebuilt. This is a show quality, trophy winning vehicle with awesome looks performance and handling with excellent investment potential.”
I’m not sure about it being the best clone in Australia. It’s far from movie correct, for one the steering wheel, side mirrors, rear brake light trim and headlights all differ, though I’m not trying to pick it at and after all, my car has HID Xenon’s for the main headlights and that wasn’t in the movie. Is it just me or does the paint look a little darker than it should be?
The car certainly is a nice car and i’ll be VERY interested to see if it sells and for how much. It’s great to see good resto-mods here in Australia and hopefully in time we’ll see a lot more, especially with the Dynacorn bodies hitting the market.