Chevy Optera Turned Eleanor Shelby Ford Mustang

 
 
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by Amie Williams
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Sometimes conversions work and sometimes they just don't work at all. This one falls a little short, but their intentions were good. First of all, mixing Ford and Chevy together is somewhat blasphemy, but that didn't stop this Indian mash up including a Chevy Optera meeeting the drool-worthy Eleanor, the iconic Shelby GT500 featured in Gone in 60 Seconds. 

However, the "reasonably priced" Optera lucked out with a nice makeover, but Shelby Mustang lovers may cringe. This Chevy is still rockin' the 1.8-L complete with 120 horses. I'm not sure Nic Cage would have made it as far with this one. He did however spice up his daily driver. It's a bit off when it comes to being in proportion but we've seen worse, much worse. Remember the S-197 V6 with Lotus Elise headlights and '80s vertical Caddy tail lights? Much worse, right? 

At least this guy was trying to hide his small Chevy under a Ford body. He can't hide the lack of power, though. If someone who is dumb enough to think this is a real Shelby and gun it for a race, well, their ego may well up after beating an Optera and it's ridiculous high 120 horses.

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You know the guys at Top Gear have named this the "Most Reasonably Priced" car. That's cute and all, but it will take you a bit longer to get from Point A to Point B. Props to this guy for trying, though. Not a lot of people have the money or skills to transform their daily driver into something just a little bit cooler. Well, at least different.

 
 
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