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Legendary Bullitt Mustang coming to the UK

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Tags: Classic Car, Classic Mustang, Ford Mustang, Bullitt, Steve McQueen, 1968 Ford Mustang GT, Goodwood Festival of Speed

Steve McQueen drove the car on the streets of San Francisco (Credit: Josh Scott)

The iconic Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in one of cinema’s greatest ever car chases will finally be making an appearance on UK shores this summer.

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT was driven by McQueen in Bullitt and will now finally be showcased outside the US at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The legendary motor will be shown at the annual festival, to be held at Goodwood House in Sussex from July 12-15.

Car chase
The Mustang is one of two identical cars used in the filming of Bullitt, the 1968 American thriller that starred McQueen and Robert Vaughn.

It appeared in the famous car chase scene, which sees McQueen’s character, Lieutenant Frank Bullitt, involved in a pursuit with hit men around San Francisco’s famously steep streets.

The Mustang due to appear only recently resurfaced after years in hiding, and still has the boot modifications for wiring and a smoke machine used in the movie.

As well as appearing at the festival, the car will also take part in Goodwood’s 1.16 mile hill climb.

Iconic motorcycles
McQueen’s former motor is owned by Sean Kiernan, who inherited the car from his late father, Robert, who was the third owner of the car.

Sean’s mother even used the car for commuting to work, while back in 1977 the family received a letter from Steve McQueen himself asking if he could have the car back.

The classic car will appear alongside its 21st century tribute, the Bullitt special-edition of the all new Mustang.