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The original Bullitt is headed across the pond to the Goodwood Festival of Speed
One of our favorite Mustangs of all time, the original Bullitt Mustang, owned by Sean Kiernan, is headed to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. “Bullitt” star Steve McQueen was equally loved in Europe as he was in America, so for Europeans to have a look at the original Bullitt will be a treat, just like it is for us yanks. The original Bullitt 1968 Mustang in Highland green was driven by Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, played by Steve McQueen, in probably the most famous chase scene in history through the streets of San Francisco to chase down a pair of bad guys driving a 1968 Charger.
The legendary Mustang from the film was thought to be lost forever before Sean, who inherited it from his father Robert, unveiled the car at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, 2018. Since reemerging, the original Bullitt has been on a whirlwind tour across America, even helping Ford bring attention to the new-for-2019 Bullitt production Mustang.
Sean has accompanied the car at its every stop, and that will be the same for when the car goes the Goodwood. Of course, we wouldn’t let such a car out of our sight, either. We would probably sleep in the car, as a matter of fact, but maybe that’s just us.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place July 12-15, and as its name suggests, it’s an event of epic proportions featuring a 1.16-mile hill climb, various displays of performance and speed, and several automotive exhibits. The original Bullitt will be displayed alongside a 2019 Bullitt, which is available for order in Europe, and also to celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary. Goodwood marks the original Bullitt’s first trip outside of the states.