Bullitt Mustang coming to the UK

| 29 Jun 2018
Classic & Sports Car – Bullitt Mustang coming to the UK

The Bullitt Mustang is making its first appearance outside the US at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed (12-15 July).

That's right, the iconic, Steve McQueen-driven 1968 Mustang GT, famous for arguably the best car-chase sequence of all time, will star on Ford's FoS stand in the film's 50th anniversary year, alongside its 21st-century tribute, the Bullitt special-edition version of the all-new Mustang.

It's one of two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks used in the filming of Bullitt and, as we revealed back in January, this car has only recently resurfaced after years in hiding. It even still has the boot modifications for wiring and a smoke machine!

And not only is it going to be on show, it will take to Goodwood's 1.16-mile hillclimb, too.

Classic & Sports Car – Bullitt Mustang coming to the UK
Classic & Sports Car – Bullitt Mustang coming to the UK
L-R: the famous chase sequence; Sean Kiernan is the ’68 Mustang's lucky owner

The film-star car is owned by Sean Kiernan who inherited it when his father, Robert, the car's third and longest-standing owner, passed away in 2014.

It was actually Sean's mother who used the stick-shift Mustang for commuting, as his father had a company car, and in December 1977, Robert received a letter from Steve McQueen himself, appealing to 'get back my ’68 Mustang'.

The father and son team always intended to bring the car back into public view, and now the car is making its European debut at the Sussex extravaganza, with owner Sean also in attendance.

Ford is also bringing a third Mustang wearing a unique Eagle Squadron livery that pays tribute to American fighter pilots who served in the Royal Air Force during WW2; world champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr is taking this 700hp car up Goodwood's hill.

The current Ford GT will also be there, driven by World Endurance Championship drivers Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell, plus five-time World Rally Drivers' Champion Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans will take their M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC car up the hill and round the rally stage.

Get your 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets here.


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