Steve McQueen's lost 'Bullitt' car reportedly has been found and restored

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    There are few cars more iconic than the 1968 Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in “Bullitt.”

    But that car disappeared shortly after filming for the 1968 movie was completed and, despite the late actor’s attempts to locate and purchase it for his private collection, hasn’t been seen since.

    Now a pair of car restorers claim to have found the car — in a scrapyard in Baja California — and brought it back to life.

    And the country’s most respected Ford authenticator says it’s the real deal.

    Read More: http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-mcqueen-bullitt-car-20170306-story.html
     
  2. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member

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    Found it in a scrapyard huh? Probably like who ever stole it in 68 is out of the picture and now those who've been sitting on it feel it's time to cash it in,,,
    I think I liked McQueen in
    "The sand pebbles" the best,but I remember he had that green fastback roaring in bullitt.
     
  3. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Too bad that Steve can't be restored. He was great!
     
  4. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Too bad we can't all be restored.
     
  5. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    Stinks they messed with it first
     
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Loved a bunch of his movies ....Great Escape is one of my faves along with his Cooler King character. However have read that he was a royal pain to work with. But the guy did most of his own stunts (I think almost all of the motorcycle work in the great escape).
     
  7. jterrell

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    I'd take that car any day of the week. Love the color and the 68 fastback Mustang GT is a beauty but paying a million for a car is lunacy.
    And doing this all just to make money is a shame.
     
  8. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    :lmao:. At least my liver!
     
  9. negativecreep

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    If I won the lottery, that car would be one of the first things I'd try to get my hands on, pay for wedding, buy my lil sis a house, then split it with my mom. Steve McQeen man! Straight up badass.
     
  10. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member

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    LoL, I wanted to mention something about ,,,like,what's next? They've found his liberated Nazis BMW motorcycle he was jumping over tank traps /dragons teeth with in the
    "Great escape"?,,, but it was gonna come across as snarky/snide,,,and well, self control stepped in.

    I watched his autobiography once on A&E or PBS? he had a real pretty wife and she was talking about he wasn't giving in an inch to his cancer, (she spoke like she loved that Man for being her Man)he even went down the mexico to try out some kinda radical/experimental cancer treatment.

    Nevada Smith/Tom Horn almost always make me sit down and watch when there on the tube
     
  11. Passepartout

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    Bet Steve McQueen is jumping for joy in heaven to see his car restored.
     
  12. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    Grate Escape was a great movie. And yeah I always heard he was a little hard headed and kind of a pain to work with. He did do most, if not all of his own stunts, I think that was one of the things he would insist on if he was doing a movie. Bullit was great to.
     
  13. negativecreep

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    Heck yeah!
     
  14. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Think I saw the same show and it was sad/shocking how bad his childhood was. Probably had a big impact on how much trouble he had in his personal life.
     
  15. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I'm pretty sure what you saw on the screen and how he carried himself (mannerisms)in his daily life were one and the same , what you see was what you got,he was the real deal.
     

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