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Well that's cool. If that had been Eleanor-ized, I'd quit this hobby and take up golf or quilt making or something out of pure disgust.

Any other story to this? Where's it been?
 

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Its currently in Mexico, seems its been here for a good 20-30 years, at one point it was in baja california sur (near los cabos) rotting away, a guy bought the fastback and the coupe , together with intent to have the Fastback turned in to an eleanor...

I have a fastener distribution bussines been involved with mustangs all my life, the owner of the shop buys fasteners from me, he came in one day almost pale and shaking, showed me the vin, the marti report, and the tittle at his name. and the rest will become history...

It will get shown here locally @ the ford dealership for one day (going away party) , the owner told me its getting sent back to the US for a restoration. afterwards...
 

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It's the one...

It makes me incredibly happy someone found it and is properly restoring it. It's such an important piece of automotive history and it would be absolutely tragic if it had unknowingly been heavily altered.
 

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Very cool
 

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The holes in the trunk were for a generator used to power movie lights mounted on the car. The hole in the wheel well was for the generator's exhaust. Here's a letter from Warner Brothers with the VIN. It appears they typo'd the VIN in the letter.
 

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There were two Mustang used to make the movie. It was always my understanding that one was destroyed in the making of the film. The other was sold off and at a later time McQueen tried to buy it back unsuccessfully. The last I heard was that the surviving car was supposed to be somewhere in the Eastern U.S. and the owner had it locked up, refusing to sell. So is this that car? Seeing as Warner Brothers is in Southern California, I'm not surprised the car would end up in Mexico.

Here's McQueen's attempt to buy the surviving car back. Solar Productions was McQueen's film company and made the movie Bullitt.




I found this article from 2007 that talks about the history and then current owner of the 1968 Bullitt Mustang.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/mump-0707-1968-ford-mustang-bullitt/
 

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Somewhere there is an idiot who WOULD turn it into Eleanor
 

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From what I lookd at the floor boards seem ok, the drivers side frame rail has a nice crunch in it... both wheel wells look like someone took a hammer to them...

 
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