We all remember Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds. Is there a better ride from a movie? John Wick might make an argument, but his focus is on dropping Russian mobsters. Eleanor’s presence in the Nicolas Cage movie was all about the car.
Now, we have a new Eleanor to dream about. Obsidian. Not exactly as catchy but damn is it nice.
On the Barrett-Jackson auction block, the custom 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback is a classic muscle car dream come to life. A one-off build from Matt Couper of Autoworks International in El Cajon, CA, it will blow the doors off anyone crazy enough to rev their engine at a red light.
You’ll need a radar detector with the 392ci V8 paired with twin Rotrex superchargers. Its last dyno-test topped out at 847hp with 750 ft/lbs of torque. Zero to sixty? Four seconds of pure joy.
Inside Obsidian is a reworked interior designed so a 6’11” former NBA player could stretch out. The seat boxes were moved back for the tall people among us. An Alpine audio system was installed, along with a navigation system.
Custom touches are everywhere. A four-point hidden roll cage. Side skirts and flared fenders. The grill? It’s a custom-built honeycomb-mesh. The engine and firewall were pushed back to give ‘67 Mustang better 50/50 weight distribution
Wheels were designed by Couper and wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. In the off chance, you want to slow down, four-wheel disc brakes from Brembo handle the work.
Price? No reserve on the car that will be a headliner at the Barrett-Jackson Inaugural Northeast Auction on starting June 23. Tickets are on sale now for the event at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.