RRS has bolstered their product line with two new items; a right hand drive chrome finished tilt collapsible steering column and a 5.4 Modular V8 Engine Conversion kit. However the tilt column is what excites me most. It’s yet another product, joining the dash kit and bezels, in their right hand drive line of products. With more and more right hand drive aftermarket products for the vintage Mustang it positions RRS as a leader in markets such as Australia and the United Kingdom where right hand drive restorations are in high demand.
Have you ever thought about what movies or TV series featured a Mustang? Well, probably not. But if you were to it would be quite an effort to remember past the usual; Gone in Sixty Seconds and Bullitt references. Well you don’t have to think too hard because Iblogmustang has found this great little site that documents cars in movies.
Quite some time ago I posted about how difficult it was to find the steering wheel Eleanor displayed in the movie. You may remember the Lecarra wheels were originally French made but something happened and production stopped for months upon months. Once manufacturing resumed they then became US made wheels and was this writers opinion that the quality was not as good. Why? Well I’ve owned both versions. The French ones were far more smoother, felt of a higher craftsmanship and of course were a match to the movie car. That being it had 18 rivets whereas the newer US one only had 9.
Why am I posting yet again about Richard’s 815hp 1967 Shelby Super Snake? Well because it is honestly the best Eleanor example I have ever seen and it appears the readers of this site also think so with the original post I made topping the most viewed posts ever on this site.
So I thought I would revisit this wonderful example of a vehicle and post the other video Richard put on Youtube. You’ve all seen the original dyno video but I don’t think I ever posted this one. With over one million hits on Youtube it’s something I couldn’t not post!
I’m still very interested in the right hand drive bezel package from RRS, particularly because it comes in deluxe brushed aluminum which, for right hand drive, is very hard to come by as it was never produced in RHD from the factory and to date RRS are the only company mass producing deluxe RHD bezels.
Last time I posted about Damian’s Eleanor he was very close to having her finished, in fact they were looking at an April 2010 completion date. Well unfortunately that month came and went though as Damian explains it’s ever so close now with the final rebuild taking place
So I’m a little slow with this one but that’s mainly to do with the fact that I am currently in Moscow. So forgive me if this is old news.
This 1965 Shelby GT350 was used as the engineering prototype for the 1966 Shelbys and driven by Ford factory stylist Charles McHose, who designed the 1967 Shelbys. The car is set to be auctioned off at Mecum’s Monterey auction during the Pebble Beach Concours which takes place August 13th and 14th.
Just a short note that it may be an extra amount of time between posts as I am currently on vacation. I hope to be back to normal scheduled posts in the next two weeks or so. Thanks for you patience.