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Ford Introduces 2019 Bullitt Mustang Alongside Long-Hidden 1968 Original

Posted January 24, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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The Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in Bullitt is, quite possibly, the most famous Ford Mustang on the planet. To capitalize on this, Ford built Bullitt tribute models during the Mustang’s fourth and fifth generations, and, for the 50th anniversary of the film in 2018, introduced a sixth-generation Bullitt Mustang at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Even this model was upstaged by its co-star, however: After decades in the shadows, Ford unveiled the original Bullitt hero car alongside its contemporary namesake.

In January 1968, Warner Brothers purchased a pair of S-code Highland Green Mustangs GTs fastbacks, with sequential vehicle identification numbers, for use in the filming of the movie. Chassis 8R02S125558 was modified for use as the stunt car, while its twin, chassis 8R02S125559, was selected as the hero car, used primarily for close-ups. Both received chassis reinforcements, heavy-duty front springs, Koni shocks and a thicker anti-roll bar, and their already-potent 390 V-8s gained machined heads, larger four-barrel carburetors and a hotter ignition for added performance.

Ford revives a classic in honor of a decades-old classic movie.

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01/30/2018 6:33 PM

Great movie. Cool car.

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