It is hard to believe that Bullitt is going to be 50 years old next year. But it is even harder to believe that the iconic Mustang that the king of cool, Steve McQueen, drove in one of the most iconic car-chase scenes in movie history has been found in a junkyard in Mexico of all places.
In the movie, two Highland Green 1968 GT 390 Fastback Fords were used; one is known to be in private hands but the other one went missing shortly after production wrapped. Before he died, McQueen tried to locate the missing Pony but had no luck, and now it’s turned up in Mexico’s Baja region and if it ever went under the hammer, it could fetch up to $1 million – the same price the original Charger from the film sold for back in 2013.
Featuring a beefier suspension (it was used in the movie for most of the stunt work) the GT was found by Ralph Garcia, Jr. who specializes in making replicas of the GT 500 aka Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. That one was driven by Nicolas Cage and he would have worked his magic on the famous car had he not checked the vin and realise that it was the Bullitt car.