You’ve Got Until April To See The Bullitt Mustang At America’s Car Museum
The Bullitt movie Mustang tour continues, and if you haven’t see it yet, haven’t stood next to it with eyes half-closed picturing it tearing through the San Francisco streets, Steve McQueen at the wheel, then here’s another chance: it’s now on display at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington state, and will be there until April 25, 2019. Of the two Highland Green Mustang GT 390s supplied for the making of the film, it’s this one that’s the most original and that featured in the majority of the shots during the revolutionary 9-minute and 42-second chase scene. The other car, which is currently in restoration, was used for the jump shots, and suffered more damage.
Since it was revealed by owner Sean Kiernan in early 2018, still in its original paint after decades in the ownership of Sean’s parents, the Mustang has starred in the USA and the UK. It started out at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, went to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida, ran up the hillclimb at the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside the Bullitt movie Dodge Charger, took part in the San Francisco launch of the new Bullitt edition Mustang and became the 21st vehicle inducted into the Historic Vehicle Association’s (HVA) National Historic Vehicle Register. The HVA induction resulted in the Mustang being displayed in a glass display case on National Mall, Washington DC.
Now it’s on display at America’s Car Museum, where Sean Kiernan will hold a screening of Bullitt and a Q&A session with Sean Kiernan in January (date to be confirmed on the America’s Car Museum website). “It’s not every day that we get the chance to showcase a vehicle that has made such a lasting impact on the way cars are presented on film,” says David Madeira, vice chair of the museum’s trust. “It’s humbling to share the long and storied history of this Mustang with ACM guests. The story of this vehicle is as unique as the car itself. We’d like to thank Sean and the HVA for giving us the opportunity to celebrate the history of one of film’s most influential cars.”