Video: Power Wheels Mustang Gets the “Eleanor” Treatment

For a little kid age 5-8, there’s hardly a thing that seems within reach, whether it’s the cookie jar or your very own car. It’s just hard to accept that there are these people older than you, called Mom, Dad, Mr. Fisher the principal, and maybe some siblings, and each one holds sway over your life in some regard: how you eat, what you wear, where to go potty.

And so you cling to anything that makes you feel older, or different than other youngsters; for boys, such things include toy guns and puppy dogs’ tails cars. And for little Alexander Velasquez, his token of adulthood and exclusivity came when his father Edgar fashioned the kid’s late-gen Power Wheels GT Mustang into something sure to become the envy of every nosepicker on the block.

As shown in the video, Edgar took on the task of having someone paint the originally red Mustang to resemble the iconic ’67 GT 500 fastback “Eleanor,” that lean, mean, grey-black machine that became iconic when Nicolas Cage drove it around Los Angeles in “Gone in 60 Seconds.” But Edgar didn’t want to half-ass the project–he went all out, and had Chris Mikos deconstruct the whole car to perfect every square inch.

Each piece was removed from the body, from the hood to the seats. Primed and taped off, the car then got its racing stripes and clear coat, looking pretty fly when all was said and done. Edgar later had a “nitrous kit” hooked up to the back!

But the modification didn’t stop there; modifying the wiring a tad gave the Stang matching blue headlights and underglow to make the car stand out a bit more amongst its peers. Good or bad, we leave that for you to determine. In any case, it couldn’t have detracted all that much from the appeal, as evidenced by the girl seated next to Alex. Perhaps she’s looking or the vanity mirror?  So what famous hero car would you pattern your kids’ Power Wheels after?

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David Chick

David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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