There's a guy selling a '1968 GT 500 ELEANOR clone resto mod
' over in the for sale thread. It's a really sweet looking car based on the Nicholas Cage version of Gone in 60 Seconds. If you happen to have several hundred thousand $s burning a hole in your pocket you might want to go check it out.
Anyway, it reminded me of the original 'Gone in 60 Seconds' movie and the original Eleanor
I've always been partial to the original but maybe that's because my first car was a '73 convertible. BTW, if you haven't seen the original Gone in 60 Seconds (it seems very few people have) I highly recommend finding it and buying it. Don't rent it - once you've seen it you'll want to watch it again and again then loan it to everybody you know and finally host viewing parties with all of your friends and family - btw, they'll thank you.
The first 45 minutes is possibly the worst film ever made - seriously, it's horrible - painful to watch...the next 45 minutes, however is the longest, awesomest chase scene in the history of long, awesome chase scenes! I swear, they total the entire CHP chasing Eleanor all over SoCal (or NoCal - or somewhere in California). I'm not exaggerating...its a 45 minute chase scene with hundreds of stunts and wrecks and tons of cool 70's cars. The writer/director/producer/leading male actor is a stunt man who somehow managed to produce a stunt movie for stuntmen in the 70s featuring iconic 70s cars and some sweet 70s threads.
Once again, get through the first 45 minutes, you'll be cursing me but it's worth it.