Friday, February 6, 2009

SUPER SHELBY GT500E 1:18 'ELEANOR'


For car nuts, the star of ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ was ‘Eleanor’, a much customized 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang. There’s just a trace of a mould line on the corners of the air dam, and the big hood bulge, faired-in side pipes, and other ‘Eleanor’ details are modeled very accurately. The clear-coated dark metallic pewter paint is smooth and highly glossy with stripes and Shelby badges printed after the clear coat. A nitrous oxide bottle in the trunk means that the wired and plumbed V-8 is the mid-level 430 horsepower 351 cid option but there are no fuel lines or linkage. Underneath, the trick suspension with its horizontal rear shocks is modeled well and the nicely detailed wheels are accurate.—SMI April 2007

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