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Ford Mustang ‘Bullitt’ Could Arrive In-Time For The Film’s 50th Anniversary

The other day, when we wrote about a video by Ford spokesperson and lethal human weapon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that appeared to blow the lid off a special “Bullitt-edition” Ford Mustang being designed in-secret, one rather cultured commenter on our official Facebook page pointed out that the Steve McQueen film Bullitt to which the car pays homage turns 50 next year.

In other words, the Ford Mustang Bullitt could come along just in time for the 50th anniversary of the movie for which it’s named. Moreover, seeing how Ford Motor Company adores anniversaries – and especially golden anniversaries – the chances of a new Bullitt-edition Mustang actually making it to market skyrocket.

Really, think about it: A 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ford Mustang GT landed at dealerships back in 2014, produced in limited numbers totaling 1964. The Shelby GT350 Mustang, launched in 2015, hit the scene in time for that car’s 50th birthday, and the Shelby GT-H revealed at New York last year rang in 50 years of the Shelby GT350-H. And of course, 50 years after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race for the first time in 1966, the automaker went and did it again in 2016 with an all-new GT race car.

So, 50 years after the theatrical release of Bullitt, which boasted one of the greatest cinematic car chases of all-time, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a new dark green, limited-edition Bullitt Mustang hit the streets for 2018. (And by the way, the Shelby GT500 Mustang celebrates its 50th this year, while the Boss 302 turns 50 in 2019. Take that for what it’s worth.)

(Hat tip to Mr. James B.)

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Earle Moore

    Go Ford Go.
    I would be seriously interested , BUT I would want production # 392 to match the 2008 Bullitt # 392 in my shop. June or December 2018 is my scheduled RETIREMENT YEAR .A new 3018 Bullitt would a Great Gift to myself .
    What a wonderful way to finish a working career .
    Earle Moore , Oxford Mills , Ontario Canada .

    Moore , Oxford Mills Ontario Canada .

  2. ken

    If Ford builds it, I am all in.

  3. HavocMan

    Think Ford will bother to fix the drive line issues for the 2018 cars?

    ……naaaaa, the “Bullitt 50th Anniversary” cars will sell no matter how messed up the S550 platform is, lmao……


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