Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
January 1, 2009
Photos By: Jim Smart, Matt Stone, Gateway Classic Mustang
Only minor prepping was required to get the Dynacorn body ready for paint. According to Lonny, the bodywork was completed and the car was in primer within two weeks.

"I put about 60 miles on it," Chad said after returning the car in one piece. "The car is great. It's got so many adjustments. It doesn't feel like a 40-year-old car. I mean, everything is tight. In the two hours I had it, we started messing with the suspension adjustments. I think there's a lot more to be had out of it. It's a phenomenal piece of work, built by artisans."

Forty years after his father vaulted a Highland Green '68 fastback over the hills of San Francisco and into American movie icon status, Chad noted that locals immediately recognized this modern-day replica. "When I was going up and down the Pacific Coast Highway, it was surprising how many people knew what it was," Chad said. "We got thumbs up from a bunch of people." That's saying something in car-happy southern California.

Gateway utilized DuPont Hot Hues for the Highland Green paint on Chad's '68 Mustang.

Editor's Note: The buildup of Chad McQueen's '68 Bullitt Mustang is scheduled to appear as a Celebrity Rides episode in early 2009. Go to for updates on show air times.

Chad McQueen'68 Bullitt Specifications

Body: Dynacorn reproduction '67 Mustang fastback body shell
Paint: Highland Green by DuPont Hot Hues; Mothers wax
Bullitt cues: Torque Thrust wheels, blackout taillight panels and bezels, no backup lights, grille and body emblems removed, body color rocker moldings, black sidemirror, antenna mounted on rearquarter-panel, straight exhaust tips

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine: {{{Ford}}} Racing Boss 347
Carb: Holley 770 Street {{{Avenger}}}
Exhaust: JBA
Bellhousing: QuickTime
Clutch: Ace Manufacturing
Transmission: T-45 five-speed with completeKeisler conversion kit
Rearend: 9-inch with 3.50:1 gears
With few exceptions, all new parts were used for the assembly of the '68 modern Bullitt. Here you can see the RRS coilover front strut suspension.
Front: RRS Strut Kit Phase II
Rear: RRS three-link
Steering: RRS power rack-and-pinion
Steering column: ididit
Brakes, front: RRS disc, from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation
Brakes, rear: RRS disc
Wheels: American Racing Torque Thrust-16x7 front, 16x8 rear
Tires: BFGoodrich G-Force Sport
Interior:'68 Mustang Deluxe, black
Sound deadener: Dynamat
Wiring: American Autowire
Seats: TMI Sport
Gauges: Factory tachometer instrument cluster
A/C: Classic Auto Air
Sound system: Boston Acoustics