Tip Your Nostalgia Cap To The 475bhp Ford Mustang Bullitt

Angelica Greene
January 16, 2018

Pretty cool stuff, huh? The movie used two Mustang Bullitt GTs in 1968, and the vehicle used in the big jump scenes was found in early 2017 and brought onto the stage Sunday with Molly McQueen in Detroit.

A 50th anniversary edition of the Bullitt Mustang was Ford's surprise reveal at its conference last night.

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This is the third time a Bullitt Mustang has been offered as a special edition. The Mustang Bullitt also gets an active valve performance exhaust system with Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, Open Air Induction System, and the Shelby GT350's intake manifold.

The Mustang GT fastback played a prominent role in Bullitt, notably the almost 10-minute-long sequence that followed McQueen chasing down two hitmen in his Mustang through the streets of San Francisco.

Ford (F) has said before that it plans to greatly reduce the amount it spends on traditional internal combustion cars so that it can shift more money toward electric cars and autonomous technologies.

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The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, which features dark highland green exterior paint and chrome accents, is expected to be available this summer.

On the inside the Mustang Bullitt is awash with leather accented with green stitching, while a 12-inch LCD display is the centerpiece of the infotainment system and gets a custom Bullitt welcome screen.

First things first - the model we knew about it was coming is the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, the official return of the iconic moniker derived from the legendary Steve McQueen movie that actually went out and about half a century ago.

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced this week that the 1968 Mustang Fastback, serial #8R02S125559 from the movie Bullitt (1968) was recorded as the twenty-first automobile on the National Historic Vehicle Register. Eagle-eyed McQueen fans will also note the lack of badging on the new 'Stang - just like the King of Cool's 1968 ride.

On Canadian models, Ford's MagneRide semi-active suspension is standard.

The owner of the vehicle, Robert Kiernan, kept its history a secret to keep off gawkers and the like and stored the auto for a number of years after the clutch went out.

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