The 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the legendary chase scene in the movie “Bullitt” sold on Friday for $3.74 million. Make sure to turn up the volume at 1:24 – you will want to hear that 390-cubic-inch V8 in all its glory.
Although it is essentially an original 1968 Fastback Mustang GT car it did have a bunch of modifications personally commissioned from Steve McQueen for the film. For example, it had a bigger 390 V8 motor swapped in so it could keep up with the more powerful 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 in the chase scenes.
I can still remember my Dad telling me fondly about the night he went to the cinema in 1968 to watch the film. So it was no surprise I got a screening of “Bullitt” at age 7 or 8 and from that day on wards I have loved muscle cars. Here’s the link to the infamous 10 minute car chase – The film truly does represent such a different era of film making – long before CGI animation took over.