LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt
In 1968, the movie “Bullitt” became legendary automotive cinema with the star being a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by the “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen. The iconic 1968 film “Bullitt” featured what most experts consider to be the first modern-day car chase scene, one that was executed with such innovation and finesse that it became the standard for all that followed. Longer, faster and more action packed than anything before it, the 10-minute car chase scene—featuring McQueen as Lt. Frank Bullitt chasing a black Dodge Charger while behind the wheel of this 1968 Ford Mustang GT—was the first to use cameras in a way that put the audience right inside the cars and alongside the actors. Throughout some of the most intense scenes of the famous car chase, McQueen could be seen right there, full screen, clutching the wheel of this very car as he expertly piloted it through the bustling and winding streets of San Francisco.
This Bullitt offered for sale is an authentic, high quality build of an iconic car with some modern upgrades to improve performance, handling and driveability. Starting with an original 1968 “S” Code fastback that was built in the same San Jose assembly plant (in the same month) as the two Warner Brothers Mustangs used in the movie. The car was stripped down to bare metal and painted PPG Highland Green color with black out tail light panel. The car was painstakingly replicated with no detail overlooked. The Star mirror is positioned as it was in the movie so that the camera could zoom in on Steve McQueen’s face, and the radio antenna was repositioned to the right rear quarter panel. Unbadged American Racing Mags with radial tires complete the look.
The interior was completely reassembled with a new deluxe black vinyl Mustang GT interior with wood trim. All the gauges were rebuilt and a GT350 console was installed with oil pressure and electrical gauges. The steering wheel is an actual ’67 Secura GT 500 leather wrapped steering wheel as per the movie car. The original AM Philco radio has been preserved and updated with RediRad so that an MP3 player can be used without altering the look.
The engine bay looks very close to stock, although hiding underneath the factory style air cleaner is a bored and stroked 435 ci big block with Edelbrock cylinder heads producing approximately 500hp.The original 4-speed Top Loader has been upgraded to a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed transmission with an overdrive gear to improve highway driveability. Power is put to the pavement with a 9-inch rear with 28 spline axles.
Handling is improved with the addition of a dual coil over front and 3-link rear suspension from Gateway Mustang which makes the car handle better than any stock Mustang. To improve steering feel a power rack was added and braking duties are handled by Baer disc brakes on all four wheels.
Bullitt is a significant cultural icon in automotive history that has solidified itself in the hearts of enthusiasts around the world. Adding this Bullitt to your collection, will make you can feel just like the “King Of Cool” himself!