Monday, September 29, 2014

1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440


Everybody remembers the green Ford Mustang that actor Steve McQueen's character Detective Bullitt drove in San Francisco in the most celebrated movie title from 1968. But the black, Dodge Charger R/T, driven by the hit men out to get Bullitt, was by far the scarier and meaner ride.
Driven by stuntman Bill Hickman who not only played one of the hit men, but also helped with the choreography of the chase scene, the Charger sported a 375-hp 440 cu-in Hemi V8. Was there a scarier moment in the movie than when Bullitt sees the Charger come up in the Mustang's rear view mirror? Probably not.
This 1/64 diecast model was made by Greenlight for the Movie Series Collection "Bullitt"
















The real Dodge Charger from the movie.


4 comments:

Juanh said...

Mike, otro bello coche negro, y del gran Steve McQueen.
Abrazos!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Juanh, I know your a Mcqueen fan :-)
will have another part of this Bullitt car episode.
Thanks for visiting! :-)

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Beautiful!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much sir toybox! :-)