When the car's owner, Robert Kiernan, passed away in 2014, his son Sean got in contact with Ford to let them know where the auto was.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that film, Ford showcased the original vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit-the original vehicle used in the film hasn't been seen by the public in 40 years-as well as unveiled a new limited-edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt.
Cool is quite the operative with the Ford Mustang Bullitt, which is built with several nods to the original 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390. One Mustang suffered most of the punishment on the famous San Francisco jumps and was scrapped.
The eleven-minute chase scene was the film's core and forever changed Hollywood filmmaking. He played an understated cop, fighting the good fight, against all odds.
The new vehicle isn't just a current Mustang painted in Highland Green to pay homage to the movie original either.
"From our vantage point it is among the most important automotive artifacts of the twentieth century".
So there you have it, the 1968 Bullitt Mustang is once again in the limelight.
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The HVA is producing a feature length documentary, entitled Little Pieces; The Untold Story of the Bullitt Mustang, about the '559 "Bullitt" Mustang to be released in 2018. Making this all the more special is the fact that the woman behind the wheel is none other than Molly McQueen, granddaughter of Bullitt himself. However, he also said that "a Mustang-inspired crossover is certainly something you can expect to come out of Team Edison" in the future.
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, which will also be available in Dark Highland Green and Shadow Black color options, will pack a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 475 horsepower and a maximum speed of 163 miles per hour. There's also a standard active exhaust upgrade with black exhaust tips, while certain elements - such as the chrome accents give direct reference to the original 1968 GT 390 movie vehicle, along with the unique steering with the Bullitt logo.