1968 Ford Mustang Showcased in National Mall in Washington DC
It was one of the great mysteries of our time. Well, it was one of the great automotive mysteries, at least. We’re talking, of course, about what happened to the original 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in every automotive lover’s favorite movie – Bullitt. Following completion of the movie, Warner Bros. sold the car to a private buyer, at which point it seemed to completely disappear from existence – at least until two years ago when a man contacted Ford to talk about authenticating and restoring what he believed to be the original Bullitt Mustang. Turns out it was, and Ford was able to unveil it during the 2018 North American International Auto Show. As prestigious as that unveiling was, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt is getting an even more prestigious showing now that it is being showcased in the National Mall in Washington, DC.
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1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt One of 24 Vehicles in the National Historic Vehicle Register
The National Mall in Washington, DC, is surrounded by history, including the Smithsonian, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and more. Washington, DC, itself makes history day in and day out thanks to it housing the U.S. Capitol. So it makes sense for a car as iconic as the 1968 Ford Mustang from the movie Bullitt to find a home in the National Mall for the Historic Vehicle Association’s Cars at the Capital celebration. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess, but if you want to get behind the wheel of a Mustang created to celebrate its legacy, then you need to check out the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt.
“To see the Bullitt under glass within steps of the Smithsonian museums, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument is a fitting tribute to automobiles that have transcended utility to become truly iconic examples of America’s culture.” – Carl Widmann, Ford Mustang Chief Engineer