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New S550 Mustang Will Rock 1967 Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ Body Swap

The B is For Build team has something unique up their sleeves when it comes to the next Eleanor build.

When it comes to classic Mustangs on the big screen, the two most iconic that come to mind include the Bullitt Mustang chasing down a Dodge Charger through the hilly streets of San Francisco, and Eleanor the beautiful 1967 “Shelby” GT500 Mustang fastback from the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. The B is For Build team is currently working on a new project revolving around the Mustang S550, the pony car’s latest platform. The goal is to body-swap the modern S550 with the iconic 1967 Shelby GT500 body that we all affectionately know as Eleanor.

<img src="Mustang-S550.jpg" alt="An S550 Mustang project to look like Eleanor, the 1967 Fastback">

If you attended last year’s SEMA show or were keeping up to date on the builds there, you may remember an LS-swapped Lamborghini Huracan. That build was one of the finished products of a project built by the B is for Build team.

Alongside Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, the biggest star of the Gone in 60 Seconds remake was the elusive Pepper Grey 1967 Ford Mustang fastback made to appear as a Shelby GT500. Randall “Memphis” Raines (Cage) had a tumultuous relationship with Eleanor, and he was taken on an insane ride when trying to reign it in as the last car on the heist to save his brother Kip from the grips of an evil drug dealer. Designed by Steve Sanford, the pro-touring Eleanor became a household name after it stole the hearts of everyone who watched the movie. Even though the movie came out in 2000, the ’67 Eleanor is still idealized and recreated today for many personal builds. Hugely popular, one of the three movie cars sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in 2013 for a staggering $1 million.

<img src="mustang-eleanor.jpg" alt="Burnout with a modern S550 Mustang made to look like Eleanor, a 1967 Mustang fastback">

The guys at B is for Build are taking a different stance on recreating Eleanor by using a 2015 Mustang GT instead of starting out with a classic. The goal is to give the car the ultimate body swap, as the car will have modern reliable power with the aesthetic of a ’67 Shelby. This project isn’t quite done yet, but there are videos posted up on their YouTube channel to document the project. Trying to get the modern chassis to work in harmony with the ’60s vintage metal seems to be no easy task, but it looks like the B is for Build team is committed to seeing this to completion, and we can’t wait to see it come to life.

As of right now, it seems like B is for Build took down a bunch of videos regarding the Eleanor Mustang and made an Instagram post saying that they ran into an issue with the car that they can’t resolve at the moment. A video by the team will be posted eventually regarding the Eleanor Mustang, and it seems as if this project may not see completion. Hopefully that is not the case and there is some way to work around it. We guess we will find out here shortly.

Source: Muscle Cars & Trucks

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