Restomod Mustang Fastback Takes Eleanor Approach to New Levels
It’s a look that has certainly been emulated time and time again, but we still think this restomod Mustang Fastback is cool.
It would be easy to understand why someone would want a Mustang Fastback in the style of “Eleanor.” Movie cars have a tendency to be repeated often enough that there’s even sub-categories of “authentic reproduction” or “continued” series cars. Then there’s builds that turn a blind eye towards accuracy, and just make an awesome Mustang even better.
Pearl white isn’t the most common color on a Mustang with an Eleanor kit, and we’re starting to wonder why. White works well with the body lines of this 1967 Mustang Fastback from Classic Cars, and the gray stripes only add to the appeal. And the appeal is even further deepened when you see the level of detail done on this frame-off restoration.
Body lines have been “sharpened,” scoops from the body kit are actually functional, rain gutters have been shaved, and peek closely to see gorgeous brushed stainless trim all throughout.
Under the hood, things get even better with an awesome custom-made radiator cover, and just behind that, a 408 stroker. Valvetrain is a full-roller setup with a Holley 750 cfm carb and full MSD ignition as part of the package. Competition headers that exit into true side exhaust mean the bark matches its bite.
If you think they skipped over the chassis, think again. Earning a “Good Guys” car show award becomes evident when you eye the Heidts four-link rear set up. Coilovers are utilized front and rear, with a tower brace and sway bar up front for the best handling.
Going the furthest into “mod” territory of this Mustang Fastback is the interior. Safety is the key here with an integrated roll-cage that sits in line with the B-pillar, and just behind custom upholstered bucket seats matched with harnesses for driver and passenger. No rear passengers, though, as a seat delete has been performed, to make room for that cage.
We think when someone isn’t held back by what is expected of a build, some truly unique cars come out of it. What do you think about this one?