“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 Mustang may 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!