“Bullitt” premiered in 1968 and spawned one of the most dynamic duos of all time: Steve McQueen and a 1968 Mustang GT. What many casual movie fans don’t know is that there were actually two identical Mustangs on set. One was kept in pristine condition and is currently under the ownership of a private collector. The other was beat up during the movie’s chase scene and made its way to the wrecking yard.
That’s what most fans thought, anyway.
Now it seems the second Bullitt Ford Mustangmay be alive and well, or as well as a 1968 Mustang GT can be. Fede Garza posted pictures of a Mustang that’s eerily similar to the one used during the chase scene. It appears the car has found its way to Mexico, although the exact location is currently under wraps.
Further evidence that the 1968 Highlander Green Mustang GT is indeed the one that was supposedly scrapped is the Vehicle Identification Number. As it turns out, the number is a match. Kevin Marti, an expert on classic Ford vehicles, is set to validate the car’s authenticity in person. Should it be the real deal, odds are a full restoration will take place and the second Bullitt Ford Mustang will take to the streets once again.
We here at Bob Sight Ford have our fingers crossed!
The 2017 North American Auto Show in Detroit is one of the most esteemed auto shows in the world, with many brands saving reveals of updated models of their popular nameplates for the show in order to get more attention. However, the new Ford Mustang Convertible chose to pass up on a Detroit reveal to prevent getting lost in the media frenzy surrounding the event. Instead, Ford chose to unveil the 2018 model a week later.
Ford didn’t skip the Detroit auto show completely. The standard hardtop 2018 Mustang made its debut at NAIAS, which gave enthusiasts a good idea of what the convertible variant would look like. With similar styling cues like an updated exterior, standard LED lights, and a 12-inch driver display behind the wheel, the two models share a lot of cool features. Of course, there’s nothing quite like the leisurely, opulent vibe of a convertible top.
For 2018, the Ford Mustang convertible will be dropping its usual V6 engine in favor of a more innovative 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which has already been offered as an option in the past. It will also continue to feature the available V8 engine. The coupe and convertible models will go on sale together in the fall, but pricing has not yet been announced.