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First off, I hope this turns out to be the real deal.

What I struggle with is the fact it has gone through a few repaints but the generator exhaust hole in the trunk was never closed up? Makes you go hmmmmm....
 

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Did whoever started restoring it try to go "Bullitt" with the green without knowing it WAS Bullitt? Or did they go by the door tag and have no clue what it was?
 

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I'm sitting back and watching and waiting for the details. A few things that stand out to me is this:
1 - I decoded my vin to know what equipment it originally came with back in the day...I have never ran a marti report on it..been 12 years...so someone could have been sitting on it all this time with no idea...
2 - when the movie was released NO ONE could have known the car would become a cult sensation...much like when the first Mustang was produced, do we really think Lee and the engineers thought we'd be doing the things we are to them nearly 60 years later?!
3 - I'm neither skeptical or hopeful, just interested, I hope this plays out to an awesome story and it is rebuilt to look like the "post chase scene" car...that's what I'd do anyway...

I emailed this yeserday to a few co-workers who would have interest...it's funny it's getting national recognition because of this post.
 

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Fede, were you able to obtain and post pictures of the generator? Cool bit of archaeology, hope it all pans out! Cheers, Jack
I could not edit my post, I made a mistake on that, no generator, but he did say he found some weird relays for the generator in the car he will let me photograph (hopefully).
 

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Assume missing the dual exhaust drivers side hanger reinforcement plate?
Yep, not seeing either the additional part of the floor pan or the backing plates to the dual exhaust hangers. It could be that I'm simply not seeing them, or they look different than I remember. I'm certainly no expert on '67-'68 cars.
 

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This is the funniest thread on VMF in years! Frede you have exceeded expectations! Bravo ! You have fooled many!

I do recognize the cvoupe next to the fastback, that is Little Red the missing Shelby prototype!

LOL
 

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I also find it interesting that in the (conveniently saved) photo of the car sitting in the backyard, there is significant rust, yet in the new photos there is no indication of any pitting of the sheet metal. Also, it appears that the white car has aqua interior...
 

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What??

This is the funniest thread on VMF in years! Frede you have exceeded expectations! Bravo ! You have fooled many!

I do recognize the cvoupe next to the fastback, that is Little Red the missing Shelby prototype!

LOL
Are you implying that we have had our leg pulled?...How does one explain the VIN and data tag?
 

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Aqua interior

I also find it interesting that in the (conveniently saved) photo of the car sitting in the backyard, there is significant rust, yet in the new photos there is no indication of any pitting of the sheet metal. Also, it appears that the white car has aqua interior...
If you have witnessed the resourcefulness of those in Mexico...you would not be surprised to see an Aqua panel...
Like Cuba, it is not about correctness, rather getting a car somewhat assembled for use...not correctness.
 

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This is the funniest thread on VMF in years! Frede you have exceeded expectations! Bravo ! You have fooled many!

I do recognize the cvoupe next to the fastback, that is Little Red the missing Shelby prototype!

LOL
I'm not convinced yet, either way, but this post is ignoring the fact that Fox news spoke with Marti and confirmed he was going down to inspect it. So the joke is on a LOT more people than just us simple-minded VMFers.
 

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Here's a pic of a factory dual exhaust hanger reinforcement plate, a little clearer pic than OldMil's. This sample is passenger side, but they would have been on both sides of any 68' 390 factory car.
 

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I also find it interesting that in the (conveniently saved) photo of the car sitting in the backyard, there is significant rust, yet in the new photos there is no indication of any pitting of the sheet metal. Also, it appears that the white car has aqua interior...
Taking a closer look at the white car (aqua interior), it appears to be a 68. It has evidence of the rear quarter marker light and I can't see the 67 scallops in the quarter cove behind the door, although that area is not clear. Also, I could convince myself that the steering wheel is a 68 2 post, vs the 67 3 post.
 

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For those that may not know here is the car Steve McQueen attempted to buy back. I have seen photos of the car and as of mid 2000s the car was in horrible shape. The 3rd owner has passed but the car still has not surfaced. Maybe in 2018 since it is the Bullitt 50th anniversary. How cool would it be to have both surface next year and be brought back together.
i would agree. The other movie car was reconditioned prior to being sold so it also retains little of the movie uniqueness. There are a few items that were left. The camera mounts are retained from the last photos I saw of the vehicle. It does not look like the photoIi posted of the second owner article. It was in much worse condition.
For those wanting to read about Bullitt VIN 8R02S125559, which is the one being referred to by Bullitt 2597, check out the link I am supplying below.

I posted that thread back in 2010 - and I'm glad that I did take the time to document all of the DETAILED FACTS from the original article about Bullitt VIN 8R02S125559 - because today, I cannot find a valid link to that very magazine article from Mustang Enthusiast or Brad Bowling.

So enjoy - and hopefully THAT Bullitt will eventually come out to play - not sure why the current Family who has now "inherited" it will not share ANY information with the public or even pics of the car in its current state.

More Bullitt FAQ - 2nd owner revelation, mods to Bullit & more facts - IMBOC

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Back to Fede's find:

I'm very curious to know that If the white, rusted "back yard" fastback is the true Bullitt VIN 8R02S125558, in the condition it was in, in THAT photo - what is the vehicle we are seeing you posing next to and sitting inside of on multiple websites & now news articles?

Did the owner take the "white" fastback, media blast it and start to restore/replace thoroughly rusted out panels using aftermarket sheet metal OR has the owner taken the VIN from that rusted body and placed it onto a Dynacorn shell (essentially what people refer to as a rebody)?

Even if the white back yard fastback was media blasted - I'm not seeing how the floor pan, trunk pan and inner rear wheel well fender sheet metal are almost "pristine" looking at many of the pics being posted online at various web sites.

Do any pictures exist of the back yard white fastback as it was when your friend purchased it - and was the stamped VIN # found in various locations on the shell documented at that time?

As you can imagine, this story brings a lot of emotions, intrigue and mystery to light considering that BOTH Bullitt Mustangs are THE most sought after Movie Car/Memorabilia in the WORLD - by McQueen and Ford Mustang Enthusiasts alike.

It's great the news and what photos are being shared so far - we want more, but for many it's hard to associate the back yard white fastback with the Highland Green fastback you have been posing with recently.

Please intrigue us more and get your friend to allow you to post as many pictures of the car here as possible. :)
 
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