Enthusiasts Jay Leno Chased By Original Bullitt Mustang While Driving New One
Ford likely revealing Bullitt Mustang at Detroit Auto Show
This on top of the likely Barrett-Jackson auction Jan. 19.We reported earlier this week that the Bullitt was likely to appear Jan. 19 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Ford is selling a "special new Ford Mustang" with proceeds to benefit the Boys Republic, a school for troubled teens in Chino Hills, Calif., from which McQueen graduated in 1946 and where he visited throughout his movie career.
Watch and listen as he gets seat time in both cars.
Barely 24 hours afterunveiled the new 2019 Mustang Bullitt – not to mention dropping a Bullitt bomb by bringing the original movie car out of hiding – Jay Leno is already taking hot laps in both. Actually, we’re pretty sure those laps occurred some time ago considering the amount of green grass and obvious lack of snow shown in the clip, which was clearly shot at Ford’s proving grounds in Dearborn, Michigan. Being a very rich and famous car guy does have its perks.
Florida man selling ’87 Mustang Batmobile
<p>Oh, Florida. May God bless thee in all of your inexhaustible, epic weirdness</p>In recent years we've seen a number of variants of this comic book- and TV-derived superhero cruiser, from a full-size Lego version, a Lamborghini-powered carbon fiber treatment and even a drag race pitting replica versions of the 1966 Batmobile against its 1989 update. The original 1966 Batmobile, built out of a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, sold back in 2013 for $4.6 million.
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The video doesn’t necessarily tell us anything that we haven’t already heard from Ford on both the newand the original. Leno climbs into the passenger seat initially but the clip then jumps to him behind the wheel, chatting with the car’s owner, Sean Kiernan. It was his father that bought the original Bullitt back in 1974 and used it as a daily driver for several years. The cool part – the prior owner was a police detective from New Jersey named Frank. If you've seen the actual movie and not just the chase scene, you'll know how awesome that is.
Fastbrick: Ford and Lego Snap Together a 1968 Mustang Fastback Kit for the Seven-Year-Old in Everyone
Fastbrick: Ford and Lego Snap Together a 1968 Mustang Fastback Kit for the Seven-Year-Old in EveryoneThere are many ways to honor an icon, but none may be bigger than to be re-created in Lego form. At least that's what the seven-year-old in us has declared. A little short of two years after Ford and Lego displayed a one-third-scale model of the Le Mans GT, the two have teamed up again to build a brick-bodied race car. This time, the 1968 Mustang fastback coupe joins the ranks of Lego's Speed Champions.
Steve McQueen tried to buy the car back from the Kiernans, but that deal was turned down twice. The car was parked in 1981 after accumulating upwards of 65,000 total miles; that’s where it stayed and it eventually slipped into obscurity until very recently – as in the last 24 freaking hours.
When Sean’s father passed away in 2014, he decided to bring the car back to running condition while preserving it as it had been during its time as the Kiernan daily driver. Obviously a few other people were in the know on the car, culminating with the big reveal that just went down – a reveal that included McQueen’s granddaughter Molly.
Leno’s video isn’t groundbreaking, but it does give us the opportunity to see and hear both cars in action. That would be welcome enough, but considering this could be the most famous movie car of all time –– that makes the clip even better.
2018 Roush JackHammer Ford Mustang is a 710-HP Pavement Pounder .
Supercharged 'Stang also gets cosmetic upgradesBased on the Mustang GT, the 2018 Roush JackHammer Mustang comes with a host of special upgrades. It gets a Roush adjustable coil-over suspension, Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires, special badging, and standard gloss black wheels. On the sides, you'll find a hockey stripe design, and buyers can opt for a performance stripe over the hood and top of the car as well.
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