It looks like a classic GT500 but underneath the skin, it's a much more modern sports coupe.
While you can easily walk into a Ford dealership and purchase a brand new Mustang to your exacting tastes, you won't find anything as unique as the many restomods for sale in the used car market. One such example is this stunning 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, although that title is seriously misleading once you start looking at the pictures of this beauty, which instantly recalls memories of the movie star Mustang GT500 named Eleanor. This Ford Mustang for sale is being offered by Vanguard Motor Sales.
As the ad description says, it started out its life as a fairly modern 2011 Mustang GT Convertible but has received a stunning retro makeover to appear as a classic 1967 Mustang Fastback GT500. It's an enticing mix of enduring style with all the modernities you'd expect. Under the hood is a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a limited-slip rear end complete with 3.31 gears.
Unlike the original '67 Mustang Fastback that it appears to be, this one comes with cruise control, traction control, LED interior lighting, and heated front seats. The gorgeous body is finished in Pepper Gray with black striping, which is reminiscent of the Mustang GT500's stripes. Of course, the Mustang restomod seen here reminds one of Eleanor, one of the stars of the 2000 film Gone In 60 Seconds, which was essentially a 1967 Mustang GT Fastback modified to look like a Mustang Shelby GT500. Unlike Eleanor, this one is sporting chromed 20-inch wheels.
According to the listing, this Mustang restomod is titled as a 2011 Ford Mustang. The underside is apparently "absolutely pristine", which is not a huge surprise since it's only got 16,631 miles on the clock. Based on the pictures and the video provided by the dealer, the classic body panels fit together beautifully. This special machine is going for a price of $249,900, which is a hefty sum and over three times the price of a brand new Shelby GT500. Of course, it's not anywhere close to the most expensive Mustang ever sold, but the combination of its classic looks and modern underpinnings makes it a true rarity.