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  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Bullitt 1968 Ford Mustang GT
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:54 AM

This is my Bullitt '68 Mustang painted with Scalefinishes Highland Green Metallic with a Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black interior, seat belts, wired 390 CID engine with headers, wheels and tires from two Revell '32 Fords, resin Optima battery, air cleaner from a AMT '67 Ford Mustang.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, February 24, 2019 7:19 AM

beauitful mustang!!

Nick.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:29 AM
Sweet! Your engine bays are awesome!
  • Member since
    March, 2003
Posted by rangerj on Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:25 PM

Looks great. The Highland Green Metalic paint was a factory color for 1967 and 1968 on the Mustang and a few other models. There is a super book with every detail on the Movie Bullet Mustangs, for example the chrome mirror and the chrome strip bellow the doors were painted the body color so there would not be a light reflection into the cameras.

Sometime in the last couple of years one of the original Mustangs used in the Movie was found in TN (IIRC). I think Steve McQueen's son has one of the original movie Mustangs, but this may just be a rumer. Anyone know for sure?

I had a discussion with the Ford chemical engineer who had the task of making the "base coat -clear coat"  Highland Green metalic paint on the 2008 and later Bullit Mustangs match the Hue of the 1967/68 Mustangs Highland Green Metalic, which was an acrylic enamel. The new paint looks just like the original, a little more glossy, but the hue is spot on.

Again, you did a fantastic job on your Bullit Mustang. Are you going to do the Charger?

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:00 PM

The Bullit Mustang , One of my favorites. 

I had a 1969 Mach I.  I wish I had it now!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 18, 2019 1:28 AM

Mike this could be my favorite of your builds - but I'm a die hard Mustang fan.  Really nice.  Carb looks great.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, March 18, 2019 8:37 PM

Thanks guys!  During my research on this car, I found two articles that chronicled the Bullitt Mustang.  One is in Road & Track and the other is in Car & Driver magazines and I highly recommend them for reading!  The "beauty" car that Steve McQueen drove was restored and repainted to stock configuration and sold to an Warner Bros. exec, then to a New Jersey Sheriff, and finally to its current owner in Tennessee.  The "jump" car was for the most part, destroyed during filming and was to have been crushed.  That car ended up in a Mexico scrap yard where it was found and it's being restored.  The car that Chad McQueen owns is a recreation of the Bullitt Mustang and NOT one of the original cars used in the movie.  Am I going to do the Charger?  No. I have several Chargers on the shelf including one that is under construction for the last several years.  That will not be a Bullitt Charger. As much as I love Chargers and other Mopars, my '68 Charger will be built based upon an ad I once saw and will be painted Tamiya Light Blue Metallic with either a white or blue interior and Cragar SS mags.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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