Bad Ass American Rides Pt. 3: '68 Ford Mustang "Bullitt"
For the third installment of my tribute to bad ass American cars, I have video featuring footage from the movie "Bullitt" with a 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 burning up the streets of San Francisco.
As I am currently putting together this web video blog, I am overlooking the beautiful hills and horizon of the unique American city known as San Francisco. So given this week's blog theme and my current city of residence I found it wholly appropriate to pay tribute to another of my favorite American muscle car classics, the timeless Ford Mustang GT...
The Ford Mustang has a rich 40 year history in American culture. The Mustang's humble origins were that of a "secretary" car that was transformed into a performance vehicle by racing designer Carroll Shelby. Since the late '60's the Mustang has become renowned as a world wide sports car staple. This video here features a modified 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 in action as driven by an American bad ass in his own right - the inimitable Steve McQueen. This car chase scene comes from the 1968 action flick "Bullitt" which is filmed on the streets of the San Francisco bay area. Interspersed with the car chase are stills of a Highland Green Ford Mustang GT fastback which gives the lucky audience a closer look at the exquisite interior and exterior of this classic automobile. Although Ford never produced a "Bullitt" edition of the Mustang, this particular make of Mustang is almost synonymous with the movie of the same name.