The original Steve McQueen Mustang Bullitt will tackle the Hill Climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this month, together with the new Mustang Bullitt.
As iconic car chases in movies go, there is probably none more iconic than the 10-minute sequence in Bullitt, featuring a 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen.
That car looked to have been lost to the world until it turned up after the owner died and his son, Sean Keirnan, reached out to Ford to let them know what he had lurking in the family barn.
Now, the original Mustang Bullitt is heading out of the US for the first time and will be a star of Ford’s Goodwood Festival of Speed outing this month, and will even take to the Hill Climb, as will the new Mustang Bullitt.
Also arriving at Goodwood with Ford is a one-off 700bhp Mustang in Eagle Squadron livery created to pay tribute to US Air pilots who served with the RAF in WWII, which will also take to the hillclimb before heading back to the US to be auctioned for charity.
Other Ford goodies at this year’s FoS include the Ford GT and, M-Sport Ford Fiesta World Rally Championship car in action, as well as Ford’s latest more prosaic offerings including the new Focus, Ecosport, Kuga and Edge.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on Thursday of next week (12 July 2018).