Steve McQueen's Bullitt Mustang saved from scrapheap
A 68' Mustang found in a Mexican junk yard has reportedly been confirmed to be one of two cars used in Steve McQueen’s 'Bullitt'.
A 1968 Mustang that was uncovered in a junk yard in Mexico has reportedly been confirmed to be one of two cars used in Steve McQueen's 'BULLITT'.
The film is renowned for its car chase scenes featuring McQueen speeding up and down San Francisco’s hilly streets in a 68' Ford Mustang 390 GT.
After travelling to Mexicali to inspect the car last week, Kevin Marti, of the Marti Report told Fox News: “I’m 100% sure it’s authentic,”. This Mustang, used primarily for the film’s stunt scenes, has not been seen in nearly 50 years, while the other ‘68 Mustang from the film is in a private car collection after going through a few owners.
Disguised under whitepaint and not the Highland Green that 'Bullitt' fans will be familiar with, the car was first uncovered last year in Baja California Sur by a novice collector. He reportedly wanted a rough Mustang to rework into an 'Eleanor' Shelby GT500 from 'Gone in 60 Seconds'. After the paint was removed it revealed the recognisable green colour and this inspired a closer inspection of the car’s history.
Marti added: “It’s not the first time one of these old movie cars showed up in a junk yard, but it’s rare.”
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