Car and movie enthusiasts from around the world no have a rare opportunity to view up-close the famed original “Bullitt” 1968 Fastback Mustang driven by actor Steve McQueen, in the movie of the same name, now that the car is on display in the SPEED: Science in Motion special exhibition at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
McQueen drove the Mustang through the streets of San Francisco during the most iconic car chase in movie history during the 1968 hit film Bullitt. Owner Sean Kiernan is touring the world with the “Bullitt” Mustang through the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie, and this is the very first time it is being displayed in a museum.
Fans of the “Bullitt” Mustang will also have a unique opportunity to visit with Kiernan and “Bullitt” on November 15 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum during a special evening celebrating Sean’s family’s more than four-decade connection with the car. For more details, visit http://sandiegoairandspace.org/calendar/event/original-bullitt-mustang-driven-by-steve-mcqueen-speed-grand-finale
But car enthusiasts wanting to see the “Bullitt” Mustang are encouraged to come soon, because it will only be on display until Nov. 18.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the most famous cars in history,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “Car lovers from all over the world have been searching for this car for more than 40 years. We are incredibly excited to have it on display, and are extremely grateful to Sean Kiernan and his family for allowing us to be part of the year-long celebration.”