A wealthy, car-loving junkyard owner from Long Beach, California, H.B. Halicki financed, wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the original Gone in 60 Seconds. He also did his own stunt driving in the 1974 cult classic.
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71 and 72 Stangs were too heavy and big. They represent what big corporate does in the name of profit. Don’t get me wrong I’d rather have a 71 or 72 over Mustang II.
They were 400 lbs heavier in fastback trim which would have put them at about the same as the 70s era Camaros. My Stepdad's '71 351 Cobra Jet Mach 1 would haul a$%. As a matter of fact, it would blow his '70 Boss 302 off the road. I drove both. The '71 would kill it hands down.
As far as Eleanors go, this is the only one for me. The '67 in the Nick Cage movie with all of the fiberglass addons and that repulsive hood scoop looks like a submarine with a screen door.