Long lost Mustang from 'Bullitt' reportedly found in Mexico

In the history of sweet rides from TV shows and movies, few can really compete with the '68 Ford Mustang fastback from the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt.

But that auto disappeared shortly after filming for the 1968 movie was completed and, despite the late actor's attempts to locate and purchase it for his private collection, hasn't been seen since.

Fede Garza, the man who originally posted the photos from Mexico, said the vehicle had been rotting away in Baja California Sur for 30 years before it was discovered.

The owner of the vehicle planned to have it restored into an Eleanor clone to mimic the auto in "Gone in 60 Seconds" but after learning of the history, it will be restored to its Bullitt glory.

It was only later, at the Mexicali custom auto shop that was supposed to do the work, that he discovered he had something special on his hands. The pair then contacted Kevin Marti who was a vehicle expert and he gave them the greenlight that the auto was genuine.

Ford expert Kevin Marti has gone to Mexico to see the Mustang in person and states "I'm 100 percent sure it's authentic". He made the conclusion after travelling to Mexico to verify the facts last week.

Marti said that he is 100% certain that this vehicle is the same one McQueen drove in a movie that may have the greatest auto chase scenes ever filmed.

Marti's company creates replacement parts and tags for classic Fords so he's qualified to spot a fake 1968 Mustang GT right away.

Marti said classic cars have been discovered at junkyards in the past.

This comes just a year before the 50th anniversary of "Bullitt", the Houston Chronicle noted.

  • Zachary Reyes