1967 Ford Mustang GT fastback Eleanor Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
In 1995, Denice Halicki,licensed the rights to Disney for a remake of the Eleanor movie. The new 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds film features Nicolas Cage as master auto thief Randall "Memphis" Raines. Both films share plot similarities about a crew of thieves who steal a large order of cars (48 in the original, 50 in the 2000 film) and deliver them to the Long Beach docks. Once again, the "Eleanor" name is given to the film's featured car; now a Dupont Pepper Grey 1967 Ford Mustang fastback, depicted as a Shelby GT500, with a customized body kit designed by Steve Stanford. Depending on the source, either eleven or twelve cars were built by Cinema Vehicle Services for the film (not including CVS's creation of one additional Eleanor clone - with a Ford 428 - for producer Bruckheimer). Nine were shells, and three were built as fully functional vehicles. Seven were reported to have "survived the filming [and] made it back to Cinema Vehicle Services" according to research by Mustangandfords.com. Of the surviving vehicles, three cars have been offered to the public with claims of originality and screen-use in the film. Between 2007 and 2009, Classic Recreations manufactured reproductions of the 2000 film's Eleanor Mustang under license by Halicki Films/Eleanor Licensing. After two years Classic Recreations terminated the licensing agreement. Classic Recreations produced two models of the Eleanor Mustang. Fusion Motor Company of Chatsworth, CA currently owns the copyrights to the “Eleanor” body style and has filed lawsuits preventing unlicensed “Eleanor” look-a-likes or copies of the 1967 Ford Mustang fastback. These lawsuits have sparked controversy among many in the car community.