The famous car chase lasts ten minutes and fifty-three seconds. ANATOMY OF THE CHASE. The chase in "Bullitt" is long and thrilling, but more than a little confusing. In just under 10 minutes of no-dialogue driving, Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang and the bad guys' Dodge Charger jump around to 10 different locations, spanning five San Francisco districts and plus two other cities. 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440, 4-Speed. "Bullitt Charger" from the Movie! Engine: 440 Cu. In. Gone in 60 Seconds
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The $3. 4-million icon will remain as is. Sean Kiernan, who sold the iconic Bullitt Mustang earlier this month for $3. 4 million has confirmed that the car's new owner will not restore it.
In the episode, what was thought to be the car from the movie was in fact a fake, but a second car seen at the show's end is presented as the real thing. Unfortunately, according to CBS, that was just some dramatic license. The telecast featured two authentic 1968 Mustangs, but neither is the car from the film.
The car was sold at the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida. The car has belonged to the Kiernan family since the early 1970s when the car was purchased by Robert Kiernan of Madison, New Jersey for just $6, 000. Steve McQueen reportedly tried to buy it back from him, but Kiernan refused to sell it back.
Bullitt ( 1968 ) on Netflix An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
Two identical 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks were used in the film, which debuted Oct. 17, 1968.
Compared to the Charger, the Mustang is a sports car, particularly in GT 350 trim. The Charger is a sporty sedan, and the only car in this class offering a roomy rear seat. It's not a track day star, but with the various Hemi V-8 engine choices it can be seriously fast — over 200 mph with the Hellcat engine.
At the time of its presentation to the public, auto enthusiast site Hagerty took a closer look at the totally unrestored Bullitt Mustang and ventured the car is probably worth around $4 million.
The Highland Green GT fastback that tore up the streets of San Francisco in the 1968 movie "Bullitt" sold for a record $3. 4 million at auction Friday in Florida. The final price, which includes a buyer's premium, is $3. 74 million. There was no reserve. The 1968 Mustang had belonged to the Kiernan family for 45 years.
Steve McQueen performed all of his own motorcycle stunts in The Great Escape with the exception of his characters final jump over a 6ft barbed wire fence. The final jump was performed by his stunt double, Bud Etkins . Thusly, all of the motorcycle scenes in The Great Escape effectively show McQueen chasing himself.
Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3. 4 million - Reuters.