And The Ultimate American Muscle Car Is…

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The Sound of This Muscle Car Is Unmistakeable…

The 1967 Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” is one of the most recognizable movie cars of all time, made famous in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” – the original 1974 release not the 2000 remake.

The movie features a lengthy car chase sequence that ends with the Eleanor making a 128-foot jump and reaching a height of 30 feet. What’s really impressive is that was achieved under the car’s own steam. It’s a feat rarely even attempted today without the use of a gas-driven catapult (as in “The Dukes of Hazzard” 2005 movie). And 1974 was decades before the invention of CGI effects. The jump has a visceral reality that you just don’t see in movies today. In fact, all of the stunts in this movie were completely old-school and real.

Check out the jump scene here…

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Next: Get a better look at a pristine “Eleanor”…

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