A TRIBUTE TO A VEGAS STAR: Danny Gans’ Iconic 1967 Mustang Eleanor Replica Hits the Auction Block
Written by Nicole Ellan James
LOT #767 – DANNY GANS’ 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR REPLICA – NO RESERVE
During the past 15 years of auctions in Las Vegas, Barrett-Jackson has showcased numerous collections, one of the most notable being an assortment of 10 vehicles from the estate of Danny Gans at the 2010 event. Gans, an American singer, comedian, vocal impressionist and philanthropist, was a renowned award-winning headliner in Las Vegas. His remarkable collection encompassed a variety of vehicles, including Hot Rod Fords, 1950s Chevrolets, muscle cars and modern performance vehicles.
Now, for the 2023 Las Vegas Auction, Barrett-Jackson is delighted to present Gans’ distinctive 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 Eleanor replica, which has remained in the possession of the entertainer’s family since his untimely passing in 2009.
“Danny was an icon in Las Vegas and a man of many talents,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “He was also known to have a real love for cars, and this vehicle he had built in 2002 is a true piece of art. Always very popular at our auctions, these replica builds of the famed Eleanor are prized among collectors. Combining a desirable, beautiful car with the provenance of a Las Vegas star like Danny, this car will certainly ignite the energy in the arena with Barrett-Jackson’s bidders.”
Selling with No Reserve during the 2023 Las Vegas Auction, June 22-24 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the custom Mustang, Lot #767, was commissioned by Gans in 2002 and built by Cinema Vehicle Services in California. Just 4,000 miles have been put on the car and the drivetrain since its build. A Certificate of Authenticity issued by Cinema Vehicles Services, Los Angeles, California, is included with the sale.
Underneath the hood, the Mustang boasts an impressive 400-horsepower, 351ci Windsor V8 engine. This powerhouse is equipped with a Clay Smith cam, forged pistons, roller rockers, an elevated performer intake manifold and a Holley 650CFM 4-barrel dual-pump carburetor. Working in harmony with the engine is a 5-speed manual transmission featuring a Centerforce clutch. Additionally, the Mustang is fitted with rear posi-traction axles sporting 3.0 ratio gears for optimal performance. Ensuring confident stopping power are the 4-wheel disc brakes with a power booster, while power-assist rack & pinion steering provides precise handling on the road.
Enhancing its stylish appearance and performance, the Mustang gracefully glides on PS Engineering custom wheels measuring 17×9.5 inches out back and 17×8 up front. These wheels are encased in Z-rated tires, ensuring excellent traction and handling capabilities. To achieve optimal suspension geometry, the A-arms have been repositioned to accommodate Shelby drop spindles. Notable suspension components incorporated in the Mustang include 620 coil springs, shock tower saddles, KYB shocks, 1-inch front and rear sway bars, and 5-leaf mid-eye rear springs.
This custom vehicle was constructed using a genuine 1967 Mustang fastback that originally housed a factory 289ci V8 engine. It also showcases a meticulously crafted body that incorporates a blend of original Ford steel components and custom molds made from Total Control Products’ fiberglass. These molds were specifically cast from the ones utilized on the iconic Eleanor movie car featured in “Gone in 60 Seconds.”
Within the cabin, the Mustang features Shelby-style seats from the 1967 model, complemented by a convenient fold-down rear seat. The interior is further adorned with notable features that include an AM/FM cassette radio equipped with four speakers, ensuring an enjoyable audio experience. To combat warmer temperatures, a Vintage Air system is installed, providing refreshing cold-air circulation. Enhancing the interior aesthetics are Phantom custom-mounted gauges, offering clear and stylish instrumentation. The Lecarra wood steering wheel, embellished with a Shelby emblem, adds a touch of elegance and heritage. Completing the interior layout is a floor-mounted center console, combining functionality and convenience.
“It’s an honor to continue working with the Gans family and to have the opportunity to feature a car so connected to the great Danny Gans,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We look forward to sharing Danny’s love of car collecting once again. This special vehicle owned by one of Vegas’ greats is certain to create another memorable auction moment when it crosses the block later this month.”
The upcoming 2023 Las Vegas Auction, taking place June 22-24 at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, presents an extraordinary opportunity to own this
Title: A TRIBUTE TO A VEGAS STAR: Danny Gans’ Iconic 1967 Mustang Eleanor Replica Hits the Auction Block
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Published Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2023 16:04:17 +0000
Special Report: 42 photos from the 2023 Mooneyes show
Each year, on the first Sunday of December, scores of custom motorcycles and hot rods pack out the Pacifico Yokohama exhibition center, for the incomparable Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show. Or, if you prefer, the Mooneyes show.
Mooneyes is a cornucopia of visual delights. Like the Japanese custom scene itself, it operates on another level, with no regard for convention. Although choppers usually dominate the floor space, myriad other styles are represented too—from café racers to flat trackers, scramblers, bobbers, and other oddities that defy definition.
Our good friends and powerhouse photography duo, Marc Holstein and Christine Gabler, have become regular visitors to the show. They’ve just wrapped up their third Mooneyes experience, and have come away as wide-eyed as they did the first time. “Experiencing the Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show is always a special moment, and something I look forward to at the end of the year,” Marc tells us.
As usual, Marc and Christine came away with full hearts and even fuller memory cards. And if you’re wondering why many of their photos are devoid of any people, it’s because they bagged a coveted invitation to the Saturday setup session.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Special Report: 42 photos from the 2023 Mooneyes show
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/mooneyes-hrcs-2023
Published Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2023 21:02:37 +0000
Lime green dream: A zesty custom KTM 690 Duke by 46Works
There’s something special about Shiro Nakajima’s work, and it’s painted all over the elegant lines of this custom KTM 690 Duke. Nakajima-san’s creations show a clear affinity to vintage race bikes but look like they’d be more at home on twisty B-roads. They are brutally mechanical yet graceful; retro and modern at the same time.
Shiro’s signature style is a byproduct of his considerable experience. He trained as an engineer, before rising to prominence as the boss of the legendary Japanese restomod house, Ritmo Sereno. He operates as 46Works now, working on furniture, motorcycles, and cars from his beautiful wooden home at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains.
Most of the Shiro’s custom builds are big twins, but he has a soft spot for thumpers. “In the late 1990s, the first motorcycle I acquired was a Yamaha SR400,” he explains. “It was the heyday of race replicas—but here I was, riding around on that SR400, fully banked on the mountain passes.”
“It was popular in Japan at the time for some enthusiasts to race single-cylinder bikes. The majority raced tuned Yamaha SR and SRXes, and the Suzuki Goose also participated in later years. So a big single is not a mere object of nostalgia to me, but a sportbike.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Lime green dream: A zesty custom KTM 690 Duke by 46Works
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/ktm-690-duke-46works
Published Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2023 18:52:28 +0000
Two custom Vyatka scooters, fresh from the Butcher’s block
Butcher Garage is known for two things: they build wild custom scooters and they have zero regard for purists. It’s right there in their name.
“The etymology of the name of our workshop is quite simple,” explains Butcher Garage co-founder, Alex Mazan. “We love to cut the donor into pieces, for which the Vespa community dislikes us a little. They believe that everything must be kept original.”
Butcher Garage has several hard-hitting Vespa customs under its belt. But the custom scooters you’re looking at here are Vyatkas—Vespa clones that were built in Russia during the Soviet era. The unpainted one is a 1959-model Vyatka VP-150 (a copy of the Vespa 150 GS), while the blue one is a 1970s Vyatka Elektron.
These two custom scooters also mark a significant milestone for Butcher Garage, because they’re the last two builds to roll out of their Saint Petersburg workshop. Alex, his co-conspirators Arseniy Chekar and Vlad Zaki, their staff, and their families have all relocated to Belgrade, Serbia. Some of them made the trip by plane, but the rest trekked over 4,000 miles across Russia and through Georgia, Turkey, and Bulgaria to get there.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Two custom Vyatka scooters, fresh from the Butcher’s block
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-vyatka-scooters-butcher-garage
Published Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2023 19:43:14 +0000
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