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I don’t know how I stumbled across this company but they made a beautiful replica.
They take an 07-14 GT500 and make it into a 67-69 GT500

I was really curious so I emailed them. I almost choked when they said their starting price is $195,000

 

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Wow! Beautiful car, but I think I would stick with a vintage Shelby for that price.
 

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does the cost include the donor car, or do you need to supply that? if the latter, way too expensive and also better options out there, including official Eleanor builds
 

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I think i saw one of these at work several years ago.
If not, it was a similar design, take a new one, make it look like an old one.

Stunning, but $$
 

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The price included the donor car. I was telling them that I already have the donor car and just wanted to have the body work done.
My supercharger wouldn’t fit under that hood anyway.
They told me that the body seams wouldn’t hold up for racing so it’s purely cosmetic.
I agree, you could build a true 67-69 for much cheaper if you found a good chassis
 

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I've never been on the Eleanor bandwagon. For me, the movie would've been a helluva lot more compelling if the star car was a Shelby that actually looked like a geniune/valuable/real Shelby.

Instead, it looked like just another Hollywood Frankenstein fake-a-roonie.

So with that said, yep, just leave the modern bodywork be, or go buy or build a genuine 67-68 Shelby (1969 Shelby is an entirely different looking beast).
 
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I've never been on the Eleanor bandwagon. For me, the movie would've been a helluva lot more compelling if the star car was a Shelby that actually looked like a geniune/valuable/real Shelby.

Instead, it looked like just another Hollywood Frankenstein fake-a-roonie.

So with that said, yep, just leave the modern bodywork be, or go buy or build a genuine 67-68 Shelby (1969 Shelby is an entirely different looking beast).
Nicolas Cage ruined it for me anyway hahaha
 

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Suffers from the same issue these frankenstein cars always have, the tall sides that requre deep side skirts and weird rear bumpers to mask the chassis underneath.
 
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