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Old 06-09-2003, 10:40 AM   #31
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I don't know much about classic muscle cars because I live in England but I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me out with these questions -

If the Mustang GT-500 has 600bhp+ then how come in "Gone In 60 Seconds" the speedometer only went up to 120mph?

What does anyone know about the V8 "Interceptor" i.e. engine size, bhp, 0-60mph, top speed, the company that made it?
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Old 06-18-2003, 12:36 AM   #32
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1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-500 (Elanore)


Hehe certain Galaxie 500s with the 427 ohc engine in them, its too bad they didnt make more of them, badass engines, 600 plus horse STOCK



gone in 60 seconds was a horrible movie, plus from what i heard Elanore wasnt even a real shelby just a clone.....
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I'm sorry, but while Gone in 60 seconds may not have been the best movie ever, it is 10 times better than "The Fast and the Furious." I sure hope the Shelby in that movie was a clone considering what they did to it.

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Old 06-18-2003, 12:51 AM   #33
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I don't know much about classic muscle cars because I live in England but I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me out with these questions: -

If the Mustang GT-500 has 600bhp+ then how come in "Gone In 60 Seconds" the speedometer only went up to 120mph?

What does anyone know about the V8 "Interceptor" i.e. engine size, bhp, 0-60mph, top speed, the company that made it?

The the GT-500 had a 428CJ (Cobra Jet) engine producing 335 advertised Horsepower. (More like 400.) The Eleanor was modified to around 500 Horsepower, had a body kit, and other extras. The car was certainly capable of speeds higher than 120mph. (Gearing permitting.)

By the way, Shelby is back to producing GT-500's again. He purchases old 67' fastbacks and re-makes them into GT-500E's. (E for Eleanor.) The most expensive package, $150,000, is the SS. (Super Snake.) It includes a 750 Horsepower supercharged aluminum 427, a 6-speed tranny, and many other mods.

Perhaps the engine you are reffering to is the 428 Police Interceptor motor?
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Old 06-21-2003, 12:51 PM   #34
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Widowmaker2k, thanks for clearing things up about the Mustang GT-500.
If the 428 police Interceptor is the car that’s in “Mad Max” then yes, that is the one that I was referring to. I found out that car was actually a 1973 Ford Falcon XB coupe with 300bhp.
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Old 06-21-2003, 01:09 PM   #35
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I don't know much about classic muscle cars because I live in England but I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me out with these questions: -

What does anyone know about the V8 "Interceptor" i.e. engine size, bhp, 0-60mph, top speed, the company that made it?

Snoope, I think the car you're asking about is the Jensen Interceptor. Produced for about five or six years in the mid '70's ('73 to '77 maybe) by Jensen Motorcars (British), coachwork made in Italy (not sure by who), engine and trans was a 440ci V8 and Torqueflite 727 (mother Mopar), and even had some Maserati parts in it.

Not sure about performance stats but I can assure you that for it's time it was a big, heavy, but really fast machine. Maybe a little searching will find you more info. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:22 PM   #36
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Well I wasn't entirely correct with the info I gave on the Interceptor but fairly close. This was the best I found with a little looking.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/articles/bv/jensen_interceptor.htm
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:33 PM   #37
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I appreciate your response to my post vwhobo, but in the post above yours I said that I was actually referring to the 1973 Ford Falcon XB coupe like the ones in “Mad Max”. I never knew that there were so many different Interceptors -
*428 police Interceptor (Is that the 73 Ford Falcon XB coupe?)
*02-03 4.6 V8 police Interceptor (Crown Victoria 4 door)
*66-76 Jensen Interceptor.
*Dodge Interceptor (Mid engined, 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, twin garret turbo concept car as seen in “The Wraith”).
That’s just the ones that I know of.
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:38 PM   #38
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Besides my T/A, you gotta love the '57 Chevy's. Project X was sweet. I've always wanted a black 57 with a 427.
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Old 06-25-2003, 11:11 PM   #39
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Yeah Elinore was a clone. the only real GT-500 in the movie was the one at the very end that was in rather tough shape. As far as favorite car goes i'd have to go with the 1966 Mustang Fastback (yeah i have one and that's prolly why i'm partial to it). My girlfriend insists it's ugly as hell and the 68 428 CJ mustang is WAY! better but i think the jury is still out on that one. They're both real nice cars.
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Old 11-20-2003, 01:43 AM   #40
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Thats a toughy, so so many .. I would probably say a 69 Chevelle SS396 or a 1969 Ford Fairlane ..
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #41
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:36 PM   #42
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I can't believe I never saw this till now.

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Old 02-11-2004, 01:32 AM   #43
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Alright, I'll chime in. My favorite since high school many years ago is the 1969 Dodge Charger RT/SE. There was one in my girlfriend's father's barn that belonged to some guy who was storing it there. After I saw that car, I just had to have one.

Well, 17 years later, I found a deal on one and brought it home. She is now in my garage waiting for tear down and restoration. I hope to get going this spring.

I did drive it this last summer though, even in it's rough condition. It was a blast. Now I have the motivation to get it done quickly.

Sorry for the crappy picture. I couldn't find my better one.
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Alright, I'll chime in. My favorite since high school many years ago is the 1969 Dodge Charger RT/SE. There was one in my girlfriend's father's barn that belonged to some guy who was storing it there. After I saw that car, I just had to have one.

Well, 17 years later, I found a deal on one and brought it home. She is now in my garage waiting for tear down and restoration. I hope to get going this spring.

I did drive it this last summer though, even in it's rough condition. It was a blast. Now I have the motivation to get it done quickly.

Sorry for the crappy picture. I couldn't find my better one.
Gotta love an old Mopar. Let me guess, 383, 727, Dana?
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Old 02-11-2004, 01:49 AM   #45
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Actually: 440, 727, 8 3/4"
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