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post #1 of 385 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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What was thought to be lost is now found...

And to think this almost got made in to an Eleanor.... Im very lucky I got to sit in it, I hope it gets restored properly.... wheres Jerry Heasly when you need him the most...






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post #2 of 385 (permalink) Old 02-28-2017, 07:11 PM
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What are we looking at? Looks potentially Bullittish, but beyond a green 68 fastback with a 390, not sure what else is to be determined from that.
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Its the missing bullitt car, the other from what I read is tucked away in kentucky...

8R02S125559 is the kentucky car, 8R02S125558 is this one.

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both shock towers reinforced...





Weird holes in the trunk and a vent on drivers side wheel well...
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Still sporting a 9"

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Well that's cool. If that had been Eleanor-ized, I'd quit this hobby and take up golf or quilt making or something out of pure disgust.

Any other story to this? Where's it been?
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Its currently in Mexico, seems its been here for a good 20-30 years, at one point it was in baja california sur (near los cabos) rotting away, a guy bought the fastback and the coupe , together with intent to have the Fastback turned in to an eleanor...

I have a fastener distribution bussines been involved with mustangs all my life, the owner of the shop buys fasteners from me, he came in one day almost pale and shaking, showed me the vin, the marti report, and the tittle at his name. and the rest will become history...

It will get shown here locally @ the ford dealership for one day (going away party) , the owner told me its getting sent back to the US for a restoration. afterwards...

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It's the one...

It makes me incredibly happy someone found it and is properly restoring it. It's such an important piece of automotive history and it would be absolutely tragic if it had unknowingly been heavily altered.
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Sweet!!

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The holes in the trunk were for a generator used to power movie lights mounted on the car. The hole in the wheel well was for the generator's exhaust. Here's a letter from Warner Brothers with the VIN. It appears they typo'd the VIN in the letter.
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The generator was in the car Iwill get pictures of it...

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There were two Mustang used to make the movie. It was always my understanding that one was destroyed in the making of the film. The other was sold off and at a later time McQueen tried to buy it back unsuccessfully. The last I heard was that the surviving car was supposed to be somewhere in the Eastern U.S. and the owner had it locked up, refusing to sell. So is this that car? Seeing as Warner Brothers is in Southern California, I'm not surprised the car would end up in Mexico.

Here's McQueen's attempt to buy the surviving car back. Solar Productions was McQueen's film company and made the movie Bullitt.




I found this article from 2007 that talks about the history and then current owner of the 1968 Bullitt Mustang.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featu...stang-bullitt/

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Wait... That's THE Bullitt car?! WHAT?!

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I guess this was the actual car for jumps etc ? Action as well ? Damaged ?


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Its the missing bullitt car, the other from what I read is tucked away in kentucky...

8R02S125559 is the kentucky car, 8R02S125558 is this one.
I thought it was known to have been scrapped after filming, not missing?
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