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Bullitt Mustang comes to the UK
The iconic 1968 Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the classic film Bullitt — and lost to history until the beginning of this year — made its first appearance outside of the US at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The car that starred in the film’s legendary 10-minute chase sequence — setting the standard for every movie car chase to follow — ran up the 1.16-mile Hillclimb course at Goodwood with owner, Sean Kiernan at the wheel.
Two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks were used in the filming of Bullitt. After filming, the cars went their separate ways: the hero vehicle driven by McQueen in the movie was sold by Warner Bros. to a private buyer, and the other — used in many of the jumps during the famous chase scene — was sent to a salvage yard.That jumper vehicle resurfaced in Baja, California, in early 2017, but the other was lost to history… until earlier this year. Sean Kiernan, owner of the hero vehicle, inherited the car in 2014 from his late father, Robert, who had purchased the vehicle in 1974.