Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Found: Bullitt's legendary 1968 green Ford Mustang fastback

Mustang From Famed ‘Bullitt’ Car Chase Heads to Auction.  (The New York Times, 1/2/2020)
It took only 10 minutes of screen time — the length of Hollywood’s most acclaimed movie car chase — for the Mustang (official color: Highland Green) to achieve immortality. McQueen himself raced it through the streets of San Francisco in pursuit of ill-fated evildoers in a black 1968 Dodge Charger. 
As its cinematic legend has grown over the years, it has become arguably the most iconic Mustang ever, out of more than 10 million sold since the model’s debut in 1964. But what happened to the one true Bullitt Mustang has been, until fairly recently, one of the great automotive mysteries.

"Bullitt" was #2 on the list of top grossing movies released in 1968.

SourceThe Numbers

Lalo Schifrin's soundtrack did not make an appearnace on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, but it definitely worth a listen.  Schifrin's is perhaps best known for his "Theme from Mission:  Impossible".

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