1968 Mustang from Bullitt Found in Mexican Junkyard – Confirmed Original

With only a year to go before the 50th year anniversary of the movie Bullitt, it’s very fitting that the long lost 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback has been found. In a Mexican junkyard of all places!

Two cars were used during shooting of the film. While one was purchased by a crew member, the other – which is said to have been damaged extensively – has been ‘lost’ ever since. Steve McQueen searched for it until his eventual death but it was thought scrapped long ago.

It was only discovered when enthusiast Hugo Sanchez and his friend Ralph Garcia Jr were looking for a car to convert into an Eleanor resto-mod. After running the VIN they were shocked to see to find out it was the potential lost car. The VIN didn’t appear to be a fake, and some of the original modifications made to the car for the film were still in place, although the vehicle’s rear axle had been replaced at some point with one from a different model.

To ensure this was credible Kevin Marti himself travelled to inspect the car and confirmed it is the real deal. The full video can be seen here:

Sanchez and Garcia Jr are now determined to restore the car themselves to its former glory. Who knows where the car will end up but I’ll hazard a guess and say you’ll see it pop up on an auction block some day.

Alcatraz TV Series Re-Creates Bullitt Chase Scene With 2013 Mustang

If you’ve been watching JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz TV series on FOX you most probably have noticed the Bullitt Mustang appearing in the background. There’s no coincidence the producers chose a Bullitt Mustang as Detective Rebecca Madsen’s car of choice, after all, the series shares the same streets of San Francisco as the famous chase scene from the movie Bullitt. So it’s quite fitting that the season finale has included a tribute to this original scene, this time with a 2013 Mustang. [Read more…]

Mustangs Plus Recreate Steve Mcqueen’s Bullitt Chase Scene

A few years back the guys over at Mustangs Plus commissioned a great project to recreate a Bullitt Mustang using one of the then new Dynacorn bodies. Working with Dynacorn and The Restomod Shop they managed to finish the project to an amazing standard and produce a great recreation clip of the chase scene from the movie. Check it out after the jump [Read more…]

Gateway Classic Mustang Revs Up Production Of Limited Edition Steve McQueen Mustang

News out this week that Chad McQueen of the Steve McQueen estate and Gateway Classic Mustangs are teaming up to produce a handful of Limited Edition 1968 Steve McQueen Mustangs. The 450hp small block Mustangs will be signed and numbered and We guess won’t come cheap either. [Read more…]

[VIDEO] Greatest Car chase Of All Time – Now in 1/32 Scale

We’ve all seen the famous chase scene from Bullitt but have you seen it re-enacted in 1/32 scale? I bet not. Well now one devoted UK slot-car fan has set about creating such a thing. User ’emigre’ has been painstainkly building the ultimate set with stunning detail. The professional photographer has been using his know-how to achieve some stunning shots which you can see in the video after the jump. [Read more…]

[VIDEO] The Making of Bullitt – An Awesome Behind The Scenes Look

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The guys over at Autoblog have posted up a fantastic and some would say rare behind-the-scenes video from the movie Bullitt. The movie is best known for one of the best car chase scenes in movie history. Check out the full 10-minute “making of” documentary after the jump. Oh and I’ve included the original chase scene for good measure. [Read more…]