Does Bullitt still matter? Fifty years since it came out, is the detective thriller—oozing with Steve McQueen’s quiet, simmering brand of cool and famous for its groundbreaking centerpiece car chase scene—relevant to the young buyers the Ford Mustang once had a monopoly on? After a hot lap of San Francisco in the 2019…
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Ford introduced the latest edition of its Bullitt Mustang inspired by the 1968 Steve McQueen classic cop flick at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, the first of which went to auction and sold for $300,000. But there was a fast, cooler car in that movie—the 1968 Dodge Charger that’s also in the famous chase sequence. And…
Ford rolled out the 2019 Mustang Bullitt edition at the 2018 NAIAS in Detroit last week. Pricing for the special edition Mustang hasn’t been revealed yet but the very first Bullitt Edition just sold for a fair bit above MSRP.
With The Blue Oval announcing the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt this week, I couldn’t help but look back at the other two Bullitt edition Mustangs: the 2001 fourth-generation model and the 2008 fifth-gen, the latter of which I think is one of the best Mustang designs of the past 40 years.
Ford trotted out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, along with a highly special guest: the original Mustang used in the 1968 Steve McQueen film, Bullitt. Jalopnik’s on-hand photographer Kurt Bradley got a close look at the iconic car that was, until just a few years ago, thought to be lost.
In December 1977, Steve McQueen wrote the owner of one of two Mustangs used in the iconic chase scene from Bullitt. “Again,” McQueen wrote, “I would like to appeal to you to get back my ‘68 Mustang.” But he was rebuffed and, for nearly 40 years, the car pretty much disappeared.
I, like many of you out there I am sure, once thought to myself, “Hey, I’ve seen the chase scene from Bullitt about 900 times. I should watch the whole movie. It’s probably good.” No. It’s not. Run while you still have a chance.
A lot of us think Ford teased a 2018 Mustang Bullitt in a video earlier this year, and we’ve been sniffing for confirmation of the car since. Mustang fans got riled up again today as a window sticker of a 2018 Mustang Bullitt appeared online, but unfortunately, Ford has confirmed it is not legitimate.
Last week a ratty old Mustang was dragged out of a Mexican junkyard that may in fact be the car from Steve McQueen’s Bullitt. Experts now seem pretty certain it’s the real deal. Given McQueens’s god-like status among car guys and the movie’s 50th anniversary coming up, who wants to play Price Is Right?
While only one 1968 Ford Mustang fastback appears to star in the famous chase scene from the Steve McQueen flick Bullitt, two cars alternated duties on camera. One car took a heavier beating than the other and its whereabouts have been a mystery since, but a forum user says it recently wound up in a shop in Mexico.
Steve McQueen’s car chase in the 1968 movie Bullitt is still reckoned to be one of the most epic automotive action moments of all time. It also made McQueen’s dark green fastback the most famous Mustang in Hollywood, save perhaps Gone In 60 Seconds’ “Eleanor.” Now it looks like Ford might be planning a new…
Do you drive a green Mustang? Is there a red dinosaur painted on the door of your Wrangler? Do you have a dumb white spot on the side of your brand -new red Jaguar F-Type? Tell us, do you have a theme for your car?
That trophy goes to a lifted pickup truck from the seventies. But what are these cars doing in Dubai in the first place? Enjoying sand dunes and long stretches of open tarmac. Duh.
If this 1968 Dodge Charger manual was real, this would easily go down in history as the baddest-ass owner's manual in all of human culture. Sadly, it's not, but that doesn't mean we can't take a moment to really appreciate it.
Besides Steve McQueen's impeccable coolness, everyone knows the best thing about 1968's Bullitt is the famous chase scene between Det. Frank Bullitt's Mustang GT and the nefarious black Charger R/T. What if it happened at England's Silverstone Circuit instead of the streets of San Francisco?
Were you inspired to go out and get yourself a Bullitt Mustang after my story last week about how it's destined to become a future classic? If so, consider completing the look by investing in the brown blazer that Steve McQueen wore in the iconic film.
We have yet to feature an American car on Future Classics, and that is an oversight I plan to correct today. And I will do so in the most American way possible — with a V8-powered Ford Mustang that takes its name from a Steve McQueen movie famous for a car chase.
It may not be a dark green Mustang, but this is your chance to own a piece of history from the legendary Steve McQueen flick Bullitt. As long as you're prepared to pay a million dollars for it, anyway.