Vehicles | March 27, 2017 9:00 am

This ‘Bullitt’ Tribute Mustang Comes With a License to Burn Rubber

Steve McQueen didn't drive it. But he would.

If you had to choose the star of 1968’s Bullit, it’d surely be Steve McQueen. But the highland green Ford Mustang Fastback he drove in the film’s infamous car chase is a close second.

That car — one of two used in the film, and which recently fetched headlines after it was found in a Mexico junkyard— has drawn its fair share of flattery over the years, flattery that’s now shifted into its most sincere form: imitation.

Originally sold in 1968 with a standard 390 V8 under the hood, this Bullitt replica model still has original components like a four-speed manual transmission and a Holley four-barrel carburettor but has been given a heavy-duty suspension and a blank front grille to match its inspiration.

With added touches like tinted windows, bucket seats and a push button AM/FM radio, the replica ‘Stang will draw lots of attention when it hits the block for Mecum Auctions next month.

If you register to bid, keep an eye out for a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T to complete the tribute set.

Bullit Stang (4 images)