This morning, Mark Strassmann is in hot pursuit of the most famous, yet most elusive Ford Mustang of them all: the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback from the movie Bullitt.
The iconic green fastback will go on display under glass in D.C. to celebrate its induction into the National Historic Vehicle Register.
The 1968 Mustang that Steve McQueen famously drove in the movie “Bullitt” sat in a D.C.-area garage for decades. Now, it’s headed to the National Mall. News4’s Leon Harris got to ride in the car and hear the emotional story of how its owner restored it.
It may be the most iconic chase in an American film, as the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback screamed through the streets of San Francisco with Steve McQueen at the helm during 11 minutes of “Bullitt.”
Steve McQueen’s Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback vanished 38 years ago. The ominous-looking pony car with the barking 390-cubic-inch V-8, which starred in one of the greatest chase scenes in movie history in the film Bullitt—with McQueen doing the driving in many of the shots—may have been lost, but it was never forgotten.
Fresh from its reveal on the Ford stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 1968 Mustang “hero” car from Steve McQueen’s cop-movie Bullitt headlines a weekend of special events in Traverse City, Michigan.
February 12, 2018 marks an important anniversary in automotive history. It was 110 years ago a race began which changed the perception of the “horseless carriage” from a novelty for the rich, to a viable means of transportation for everyone.
By late October in 1966 Steve McQueen had Hollywood on a string. His company, Solar Productions, inked a six-film deal with Warner Bros., and McQueen was now in the driver’s seat, hired to produce and star in his own films. He and director Peter Yates were intent on bringing real, almost documentary-like action to the screen, and they succeeded with Solar’s first film, Bullitt.
Steve McQueen made one last effort to buy his favorite Mustang in 1977. He sent a letter, typed on a single piece of heavy off-white vellum, to the car’s owner in New Jersey. The logo for his movie company, Solar Productions, was embossed in the upper left corner and opposite that resided the date, December 14, 1977. The letter is just four sentences.