Okay, so this is a big year for the Bullitt. Every year, car people make and remake this vintage classic. Why did people get so hooked on this car in 1968? Well if you watch the movie, you’ll see the late Steve McQueen ripping up the streets of San Francisco in a way that could never be forgotten.
(See part of it here ->) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31JgMAHVeg0
A little fact about the cars in Bullitt. After filming wrapped up, the beat-up Mustang used in the movie and the Chargers used in the scenes were taken to a junk yard. After that, it was unsure of what happened to the cars. Steve McQueen, himself, searched for the Mustang for years but never found it.
In March, a collector went to Baja California Sur to find an old Mustang to make an “Elenor” Shelby GT500 (from Gone in 60 Seconds). After paint removal revealed the Bullitt’s highland green color, an expert was called in to take a look. Lo and behold, the Bullitt was verified.
The month prior to this, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in a promotional video for Ford’s marketing campaign. At one point in the video, there is a background that looks like sketches of the 2018 Mustang with Bullitt-similar features. There is debate on whether or not it is actually a Shelby version, so we’ll just have to wait and see. If you do a little math, 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Bullitt, so….
All in all, this is a great year to recreate our version of the Bullitt Mustang. As we always do with our vehicles, our version will have the same lines as the 1968 version, but with the modern mechanics of new technology. Stick around for updates…we’re building her now.