Original ‘Bullitt’ 1968 Ford Mustang GT Appears At Goodwood

The original 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by actor Steve McQueen in the legendary film “Bullitt” made an appearance at the 2018 Goodwood Festival Of Speed alongside Ford’s latest model paying homage to the 1968 vehicle, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt.

The 1968 Mustang, one of two used in the 1968 film, was recently rediscovered after being sold to an unknown buyer after the movie’s filming. The vehicle was reintroduced to the public at this year’s Detroit auto show.

The historic Mustang was owned by Robert Kiernan, who had planned to restore it and reveal it before his death in 2014. His son Sean then contacted Ford in an attempt to fulfill his father’s wishes.

The Goodwood Festival Of Speed offered a storybook opportunity to showcase the Mustang on one of the automotive world’s largest stages in conjunction with the film’s 50th anniversary.

Ford group vice president and president of the company’s Europe Middle East and Africa division Steven Armstrong said in a statement that the company was honored to work with Sean Kiernan to display the vehicle at the Festival of Speed, which is described as the “ultimate” summer garden party in the world of motorsports.

“Nothing captured the spirit and excitement of Mustang quite like that amazing car chase in ‘Bullitt’,” Armstrong said. “We’ve been honoured to work with Sean and his family to bring an absolute icon of motoring history to Goodwood, where we know it will be appreciated by an audience that, like Steve McQueen, has petrol in its veins.”

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