Thursday, October 16, 2014

1968 Ford Mustang GT "Bullitt"

At the time of the film "Bullitt" first release, the car chase scene generated a great amount of excitement. Leonard Maltin has called it a "now-classic car chase, one of the screen's all-time best." Emanuel Levy wrote in 2003 that, "Bullitt contains one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionized Hollywood's standards.

Any vehicle driven, ridden or even stood next to by Steve McQueen was instantly made cooler. But the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 didn't need much help. The movie's chase scenes on the streets of San Francisco, tailing a 1968 Dodge Charger, are some of the best ever recorded on film. And the stripped-down look of the movie Mustangs made them subtly meaner-looking than regular production 'Stangs. The original magnesium American Racing Torque Thrust wheels give McQueen's car its aggressive stance.

You know that a car has transcended its cult movie status and become an icon when a car company makes a limited edition version twice, as Ford has with the Bullitt Mustang.

This 1:64 diecast was produced by Greenlight Collectibles for the Hollywood series.

picture clips from the movie...


Juanh said...

Spectacular Mike, green Mustang Steve McQueen, an icon for all lovers of the sport cars.

Bertrand L. said...

But where is the Dodge Charger ? ;)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Juanh one of my favorite movies! :-)

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Hi Bertrand, the Charger I already poster about 2 post before this :-)