Enthusiasts 1968 Ford Mustang GT from "Bullitt" Goes to Washington

21:20  23 april  2018
21:20  23 april  2018 Source:   automobilemag.com

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The 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 from the movie Bullitt next to Ford 's new Mustang Bullitt (Credit: C.C. Weiss/New Atlas). Top stories. World's only Rotor Sail passenger ship goes into service.

Original 1968 Ford Bullitt Mustang gets parked on National Mall in D.C. The original Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the " Bullitt " film goes to Washington , D.C. this weekend.

The original Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the "Bullitt" film goes to Washington, D.C. this weekend.

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Two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks were used in the filming of the classic Warner Bros After filming, the cars went their separate ways: the hero vehicle driven by McQueen in the movie was I'm just completely buzzing to join with Ford and the new Bullitt and show this car to the world on one of

Bill got more from the Bullitt car than just his driving impressions. In a cardboard box at Valley Ford Mustang sat the GT driving lights that were removed before filming. The ,000,000 Mustang . This 1968 California Special Mustang went into hiding for 45 years.

You can find the classic Mustang on display at the National Mall in celebration of the 50th anniversary of movie and the pony car's 54th birthday.

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The movie Mustang GT was rediscovered recently and was one of the stars of this year's Detroit auto show—along with the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.

It was one of two vehicles uses in the shooting of the film and is currently owned by the Kiernan family from New Jersey since 1974. The other stunt vehicle turned up last year in poor condition in a junkyard down in Baja, California.

a car parked in front of a building© Automobile Magazine Staff

This car faired much better and is currently unrestored—it has camera mounts welded underneath, a Warner Bros. parking lot sticker, and is missing its rear backup lights.

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"But we're also looking to remind folks that at Ford we're putting the fun and the romance back into driving cars." The 2001 Mustang Bullitt GT features exterior enhancements that visually and emotionally connect it to the 1968 fastback from the film.

Ford Mustang Bullitt . More Vehicles from this Manufacturer. Celebrating the 50th anniversaryof iconic movie “ Bullitt ,” the 2019 Mustang BULLITT salutes the original 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen.

If you'd like to see it in person, it will be on view through April 23 in a glass garage display that's illuminated around the clock near the Washington Monument.

Also on display is the 15-millionth Ford Model T, which is part of the Historic Vehicle Association's month-long Cars at the Capital celebration.

1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt© Automobile Magazine Staff 1968 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt

"To see the Bullitt under glass within steps of the Smithsonian museums, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument is a fitting tribute to automobiles that have transcended utility to become truly iconic examples of America's culture," said Carl Widmann, Ford Mustang chief engineer in a statement.

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The “Not Gonna Sell It” 1968 Mustang California Special .
As Thad Landaiche drove closer he thought to himself, "Oh man, I think that's a California Special." A woodworker with his own cabinet shop in Baton Rouge, Thad is vice president of the local Mustang club. Since 1979, he has owned a bunch of classic Mustangs, including his prized possession, a 1968 Shelby G.T. 500 KR. "I'm always looking," he said. A business trip to buy a bandsaw advertised on Craigslist led him on a 20-minute drive to the small town of Denham Springs, Louisiana.

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