This is how they found Bullitt's 1968 Ford Mustang GT

He was lost for several years. They were going to use it to make a replica of a vehicle used by Nicolas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds.

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El F conducted by Steve McQueen in the film Bullitt (1968) that disappeared after the filming of the film was located in Mexico and is already in the process of restoration.

This vehicle, model 1968, became a legend thanks to the chase sequences that were made in the film and also because McQueen, who died in 1980, had made public his interest in recovering it to add it to his private collection.

The Mustang GT was located in a Baja California warehouse and had been acquired to transform it into a replica of the Mustang Eleanor driven by Nicolas Cage in the film Gone in 60 Seconds (2000).

However, when the serial numbers were verified it was found that it was one of two cars used at Bullitt and that it was the example used for action shots on the streets of San Francisco. His identification was confirmed by Ford evaluator Kevin Marti.

The other car, which was only used for the close-up scenes and casual driving, is in the United States in the hands of a private collector.

Bullitt won an Oscar for Best Editing (Frank P. Keller) and was nominated for Best Sound. Also, the sequence in which the protagonist chases two hit men who are going in a Dodge Charger R / T black was voted one of the best chase scenes of all time.

 

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