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1968 Ford Mustang Fastback “Bullitt” Replica

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eBay Listing: 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt 428 SCJ

What do you think of when someone says 1968 Mustang? Could it be “Bullitt”?

In 1968 the movie “Bullitt” was released, featuring Steve McQueen who played Lt. Frank Bullitt. If you don’t know about the film, I’ll cut to the chase. The film contains one of the most well known car chases of all time, featuring two cars, both of which became cinema legends. A black 1968 Dodge Charger loses about eight hubcaps while being chased by Steve McQueen in a Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback.

1968 Ford Mustang "Bullitt" re

The Highland Green 1968 Mustang Fastbacks used in the film developed a following as only two were built for the film’s production. Supposedly one was destroyed and the other was sold into the general public. For a long time that remaining 1968 Mustang’s whereabouts were unknown. Steve McQueen eventually tried to purchase that car, but “The King of Cool,” himself was turned down.

As a result of the elusiveness of the original “Bullitt” car, many original 1968 Mustang Fastbacks have been taken from their original specifications and transformed into a car recreating the original “Bullitt” Mustang.

1968 Ford Mustang "Bullitt" replica

This immaculate looking 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback is a recreation of the car used in the film, “Bullitt”. It has the following noteworthy features and information.

  • 428 SCJ, Super Cobra Jet engine
  • 4-speed, manual top loader transmission
  • Consistent show winner most recently WON “Best of Show” at the Bullitt Convention in Coldwater, Michigan
  • 100% original, laser straight, factory body panels FINISHED TO PERFECTION in its factory original color of Highland Green!!
  • 100% original and immaculate interior!
  • California built
  • UNHEARD OF LOW MILES

Note that this Mustang was originally equipped with a Ford 289 V8, which means that the car has been modified.

428 Super Cobra Jet [SCJ] engine

Overall, this car is a wonderful example of a factory built Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang, and for any “Bullitt” fan out there looking for a recreation of their dream car – this could be it. The one that’s ready to chase some bad guys in a black Dodge Charger.

Click to read the full description and view the extensive photo gallery: 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt 428 SCJ

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24 Comments on "1968 Ford Mustang Fastback “Bullitt” Replica"


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Steven R. Whitson
2 years 4 months ago

I had this same looking vehicle in 289. I really miss that car. It was a joy to ride in. It was tough to keep rear end on the ground with what was available in 67/68….Shackles with air bags between frame and shackle helped a lot. My little 289 Cleveland had so much torque that I would periodically twist the crossover arm from the clutch to the transmission and would repair it by getting a new crossover arm and have a piece of 1/2″ steel welded on top of it. That worked most of the time. I sure miss that car.

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adam
2 years 3 months ago

what is 289 Cleveland?

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eBay Motors
2 years 3 months ago

Adam, read Todd’s reply further down in the comments section. Todd explains the history of the Cleveland series of engines.

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joe
1 year 5 months ago

289 Cleveland. Seriously. Someone actually said that. And then someone defended that.

eBay Motors, Adam and Todd? Yeah – all three of you turn in your “Car Guy” cards right now.

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Steven R. Whitson
2 years 4 months ago

The original Bullitt was a 390 with some extras….

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Neil Helfgot
2 years 4 months ago

Definitely the original “Buillitt” was a 390, thank you for your post Mr. Whitson. Have a great day!

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2 years 4 months ago

I have the August issue of Carlife with the complete article breakdown of both cars. I was in Jr. High in 8th grade at the age of 14 when the movie came out going 4 times to see it and loved it everytime I saw it. I now own two Bullitt DVD’s.

Mc Queen was one of my favorite actor’s who i saw in The Magnificent Seven (one of my best classic’s) and Sand Pebbles as a younger kid. Back to he Mustang GT and the Charger R/T Hickman drove the R/T for all the stunt’s he himself being one of the best stunt drivers (He also did the stunt’s in the movie the Seven up’s )in the country at the time.

The Mustang GT needed engine mod’s but the 1968 Charger R/T needed none only suspension mod’s. When the Cars were aquired for the Movie, in testing both the Charger R/T walked all over and away from the Mustang GT.

If anyone want’s to know the mod’s i will post them for all to see.

It is still one of my favorite Car Movie’s and still from time to time watch.

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

I forgot to mention the year of the CarLife issue, it was August of 1969. Sorry.

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jim
2 years 4 months ago

i was living in san fernando valley back in 1972. i liked old cars so always got the sunday times to check out old cars for sale. the bullit mustang was listed for sale for $1,500 obo. body shop owner said it had alot of body damage. he had bought it from the studio.
in 1990 my wife and i had the pleasure of spending the forth of july with richard crenna who was a car buff also. we talked about mcqueen and he really liked steve as a person and as as a actor. crenna said he great to work with on sand pebbles. they remained good friends. if anyone does not remember crenna he was the captain of the sand pebbles.

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

Crenna also played in the Rambo films with Sly. Also in one of my favorite movies- Body Heat with Katheleen Turner.

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

BTW Very Nice Mustang!

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Neil Helfgot
2 years 4 months ago

Dear Garo Kachadourian, thanks for all of your comments. I’m glad you liked the Mustang!

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

Great to see the interest in this true classic replica bringing us back to the movie Bullitt!

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

what you want 4 it?

Guest
2 years 4 months ago

Hi, what do you want for it? is it for sale? I’m interested. let me know. thx

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Neil Helfgot
2 years 4 months ago

Dear Steve Ly, above if you click just to the right of where it says “Ebay listing” the text in blue that says “1968 Mustang 428 Bullitt SCJ” is hyperlinked the to actual listing so it will tell you more details about the car. Good Luck