The Shelby Mustang is a high performance variant of the FordMustang which was built by Shelby American from 1965 through to1970. For 1967, the GT 350 carried over the K-Code high performance289 with a ''COBRA'' aluminium hi-rise. The GT 500 was then added tothe lineup. These later cars carried over few of the performancemodifications of the 1965-66 GT350s although they did feature morecosmetic changes. In September 1967, production was moved to theA.O. Smith Company of Ionia, Michigan, under Ford control.Immortalised in the film ''Gone in 60 Seconds'' from 2000 starringNicholas Cage, the Shelby Mustang known as ''Eleanor'' was theultimate ''steal'' for Cage who played a retired professional carthief who was forced back to work after his younger brother hadupset his rather unfriendly employer. Based on the 1967 ShelbyGT500 fastback, the ''Eleanor'' was a modernised variant with seriouspower and is considered by many to be the ultimate Mustang. Imported from California in 2007, this extremely usable Mustang hasall duties and taxes paid. Just prior to its arrival in the UK, itwas restored by specialists in America and presents well. It hasbeen used by the current owner both in the US and UK on a regularbasis. Both husband and wife team have enjoyed numerous trips tothe Continent and reliability has always been one of its strongestaspects. The colour scheme is black with grey stripes over a full''Eleanor'' body kit with the correct Shelby wheels and tyres. The302ci motor delivers power through a four speed ''Hurst'' manualgearbox and a 9" rear axle. With all this power, the brakes havealso been uprated to discs delivering a good quality build (backedup with a full one year MoT test certificate), thoughtful mechanicsand a temperament that is even enough to live with every day.