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1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback

1968 Ford Mustang in Bullitt, Movie, 1968 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback

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DeiOn

2004-07-16 12:53

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Je précise qu'il s'agit d'une Mustang Fastback . Autrement dit avec un hayon quoi.

FMValence

2004-07-17 01:33

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Et bien moi, mon avis sera bref : cette voiture est pour moi un mythe ; un jour, j'aurai une Mustang, ça c'est sûr ; si possible un modèle approchant.

Pourquoi ? Parce que Steve Mac Queen est mon idole de jeunesse, et continue de l'être à bientôt 40 berges !

On mélange la passion de l'auto, du cinéma américain avec une idole trop tôt disparue (1980, déjà !) et on obtient une admiration pas forcément fétichiste pour un modèle devenue une légende.

IMCDb FR

2004-07-17 15:01

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Voila l'exemple typique de l'adulation de l'amérique pour ce que l'on peut aujourd'hui classifier comme des oeuvres d'art.

Si les mustangs d'aujourd'hui ont certainement perdu de leur charme, il n'en reste pas moins que la simple évocation du nom MUSTANG laisse tout simplement rêveur...

Non ?

MOZINOR FR

2004-07-22 16:51

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on est oblige de rendre aussi alors hommage a sa rivale pendant la poursuite : la dodge charger 68 .les sons de moteur me mettent toujours la chair de poule a chaque visionnage + la b-o de lalo shiffrin ...OUTCH .

que du bohneur..

IMCDb FR

2004-07-22 22:38

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un pur moment de frissons, en somme.
J'ai eu l'occasion d'essayer une Mustang (certes une modique 227 ch, le bas de gamme), mais laissez-moi vous dire ce que cela a de grisant...

tutu

2004-09-15 19:37

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C'est en voyant Bullit que je suis tombée amoureuse des Mustangs...Et mon rêve est de posséder un fastback de 1967...

Les mustangs?Un mythe...LE ronronnement du v8?Un pur bonheur!!!!

fab

2004-09-26 18:27

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other pictures on my web-site (d'autre photos sur mon site) : http://perso.club-internet.fr/fabraham/pgp_CineMustang.html

Philou390GT

2004-10-16 18:50

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J'ai la chance d'en posséder une,un convertible(cabrio)390 GT.C'est une auto merveilleuse,croyez moi

Philou390GT

2004-10-16 19:00

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Si vous voulez en parler un peu,je me tiens à votre disposition.Mon auto est une authentique 390GT(V8 6,4l 335cv)initialement en boite mécanique 4 vitesses,désormais servie par une superbe boite auto C6.Vert foncé,intérieur standard rouge,moteur,boite,pont,direction assistée,freins,capote,neufs etc etc....Beaucoup de peine,beaucoup de(grosses)factures,mais un résultat fabuleux.....

IMCDb FR

2004-11-14 19:11

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veinard... viens donc en parler sur le forum :)

Philou390GT

2004-11-15 17:59

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J'aimerais bien pouvoir venir parler un peu avec vous de Mustangs,mais je ne peux pas accéder à votre forum,même avec le bon mot de passe.

Luc Nothum

2004-11-25 15:42

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cela fait partie de mon budget 2005

sandrine

2004-11-27 14:41

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Je précise juste qu'il existe la réplique parfaite de cette voiture, ça vaut dans les 100 euros et elle est d'une qualité excellente. Je connais deux fans de cette voiture (ma soeur, fan aussi de Steeve Mac Queen, et mon ami), c'était le cadeau parfait pour leur anniversaire.

De plus, pour les fans de Steeve Mac Queen, il y a eu il n'y a pas longtemps une expo sur cet acteur, au parc expo de Caen, durant la foire internationale, elle était vraiment complète, avec des objets et photos collectées par un fan, pour des fans.

ben

2005-01-31 15:46

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une voiture mytique pour un acteur mytique

antp BE

2005-09-13 20:49

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-- Last edit: 2012-02-23 15:08:19

MikeV

2006-01-21 03:51

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McQueens' Mustang is similar to one my cousin bought in 1967. He bought one of the first 100 produced which were supposed to have the 390 V8. He claimed that his had a 427 like the rest of the first 100 big block models. It was the fastest car I have ever been in!

BeanBandit FI

2006-01-21 13:45

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I love those double-clutching sounds.

-- Last edit: 2006-01-21 13:46:19

bob84 FR

2006-03-07 16:55

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C'est juste un détail : fastback n'a jamais voulu dire qu'il y avait un hayon ; d'ailleurs, il n'y en a pas!

Junkman UK

2006-03-07 17:43

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MikeV wrote McQueens' Mustang is similar to one my cousin bought in 1967. He bought one of the first 100 produced which were supposed to have the 390 V8. He claimed that his had a 427 like the rest of the first 100 big block models. It was the fastest car I have ever been in!



The '68 Mustangs used in the movie (all four of them) where slightly customised on the outside. Underneath, they were massively reinforced to withstand the jumps. The engines were severely hopped up too on two of them, because the completely stock Dodge Charger 440 R/T was so much quicker, that it outran the stock Mustangs by such a margin, that the chase scene couldn't have been filmed at all. The Charger also withstood the jumps without any modifications, but it lost 7 hubcaps during the chase scene :-)

Jaqob P. NL

2006-05-03 20:49

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On the sound tape the Mustang engine sound, is replaced by GT40 :)

69Roadrunner426 US

2006-06-26 00:37

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The four Mustangs used in the film all had different engines. The one used for the high speed shots was a 390 cid big block while the other 3 were all dressed up 289 cid Mustangs. Also an interesting fact is that when the Charger slams into the gas station, if you watch close enough, you actually see the Charger miss the station completely! The explosion was set off anyway by the charges because this shot could really only be done in one take.

Skid US

2006-07-02 04:19

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I had always heard there were only two Mustangs used for this film...both were 390 four speed GTs with customized exteriors and deluxe interiors.

One was destroyed making the film, the other supposedly is in some guy's barn in Kentucky and he refuses to sell it. The surviving car was used mainly for interior shots and scenes prior to the chase.

Skid US

2006-07-02 04:22

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Link for reference to the above: http://www.steveparker.com/ROADTEST/2002_ford_mustang_bullitt.htm

trucker US

2006-07-25 02:10

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How fast would that Mustang be? Top speed?

stronghold EN

2006-07-25 03:23

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trucker wrote How fast would that Mustang be? Top speed?

..'Car Life' tested a 390ci (335bhp) in 1967 ...0-60 7.8secs, ss 1/4 mile in 15.5secs ..and top speed 113 mph.

-- Last edit: 2006-07-25 03:23:54

stpaulcarguy US

2006-12-05 07:08

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Reminds me of my 67 but I think the charger has a better rumble.

marsh EN

2007-01-13 00:43

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I also heard there were only two cars used in the film and one allegedly survives in a barn in Kentucky, though it hasn't yet surfaced...

stpaulcarguy US

2007-01-22 04:58

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Ya know steve mcqueen did all his own stunt driving in this movie, at least thats what I heard.

Hecubus CA

2007-01-22 05:36

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Apparantly it was McQueen and a stunt driver (I'm tempted to say it's the same guy that did the motorcycle jump in the Great Escape, but I'm not certain, and I can't remember his name). Either way, you can tell when it's the stunt driver because the rear view mirror is angled down.

salvation UK

2007-02-10 11:13

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Iconic, to say the least.

Aviator

2007-02-24 19:37

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Skid wrote I had always heard there were only two Mustangs used for this film...both were 390 four speed GTs with customized exteriors and deluxe interiors.

One was destroyed making the film, the other supposedly is in some guy's barn in Kentucky and he refuses to sell it. The surviving car was used mainly for interior shots and scenes prior to the chase.


That´s correct. They used only two Mustangs and two Chargers. The Mustangs had consecutive VINs, both GT with the 390ci engine and manual 4speed. Ther´s no doubt that both Chargers and one of the Mustangs had been scrapped.



-- Last edit: 2007-02-24 19:38:38

jdliles7 US

2007-04-24 02:13

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It was mentioned that the mustang had to be modified because it was completely blown away by the charger, this is partially true, partially not. The cars were designed for two different reasons, one for the track, the other for the dragstrip. The mustang had to be modified to keep up with the charger on the highway, but completely blew the charger away in the city scenes. If you listen to the movie, McQueen wasn't even on the gas in the city scenes.

58roadmaster US

2007-04-24 08:04

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Robert Osbourne during a monologue on Turner Classic Movies channel did say that McQueen played one of the Germans for a stunt scene in The Great Escape.

69Roadrunner426 US

2007-04-30 16:32

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In the chase scene I've read that it was McQueen behind the Mustang's wheel and stunt driver Bud Ekins at the Charger's helm.

Buc84 US

2007-05-20 02:47

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69Roadrunner426 wrote In the chase scene I've read that it was McQueen behind the Mustang's wheel and stunt driver Bud Ekins at the Charger's helm.

Most of McQueens driving was him driving,with a little bit of it being Bud Elkins.The Charger was actually driven by Bill Hickman,who was in reality one of the greatest stunt drivers of the time.(Or ever)He also played the part of the bad guy who was driving it.

Spiff FR

2007-07-21 20:06

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Ce qui est sur, Ford Mustang 390 GT fastback de 1967, equipé d'un V8 bigblock 390 ci "thunderbird special" a carbu holley quadruples corps et equipé du Competition Handling Package avec ressorts durs, amortisseurs reglables, direction directes et j'en passe. Celle de Bullit est equipé de jantes american racing en 17", et a été depourvu, a la demande de Steve Mc Queen de tout les sympbole GT et du cheval galopant.
Assurement la plus belle des mustangs....

Richard Davies EN

2007-09-07 22:30

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It's often commented on that Steve McQueen keeps moving up gears during the chase, but never down!

Skid US

2007-09-22 02:47

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jdliles7 wrote The mustang had to be modified to keep up with the charger on the highway, but completely blew the charger away in the city scenes. If you listen to the movie, McQueen wasn't even on the gas in the city scenes.


That's because - as was mentioned earlier - the Charger was hampered with skinny wheels and tires for filming based on its earlier track dominance. Besides which, listening to the movie is useless, since the Mustang's engine sounds were dubbed in.

Snookie US

2007-11-26 00:00

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For the 2008 model year, Ford is releasing a Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 40 anniversary of the film.
http://news.blueflame.jp/images/bullitt5.jpg

landrover1 AR

2008-01-26 06:25

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Snookie wrote For the 2008 model year, Ford is releasing a Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 40 anniversary of the film.
http://news.blueflame.jp/images/bullitt5.jpg

yes,i like that car

durango95 US

2008-02-09 10:02

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Snookie wrote For the 2008 model year, Ford is releasing a Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 40 anniversary of the film.
http://news.blueflame.jp/images/bullitt5.jpg


boo!

its terrible that Ford is remaking the thunderbird,mustangs and all other classic era cars (the only remotely acceptable one being the GT but it still does not surpass how much the original GT stepped up Ford in a big way with supercar like that, hench the ferrari killer)

BUT its especially worse when they remake a classic car from an even more classic film such as Steven McQueen's BULLITT

-- Last edit: 2008-02-27 09:56:20

Diesel Jim CA

2008-02-17 04:03

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durango95 wrote ...BUT its especially worse when they remake a classic car from an even more classic film such as Steven McQueen's BULLITT


No...what's FAR worse is remaking Bullitt with Brad Pitt as Lt. Frank Bullitt, which rumours have been circulating around for this year. I'll bet they'll use a Bullitt Mustang and a 2008 Charger too. If Steve McQueen was alive today, he'd wring the necks of everyone responsible for this impending, catastrophic disaster...

durango95 US

2008-02-27 09:57

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Diesel Jim wrote

No...what's FAR worse is remaking Bullitt with Brad Pitt as Lt. Frank Bullitt, which rumours have been circulating around for this year. I'll bet they'll use a Bullitt Mustang and a 2008 Charger too. If Steve McQueen was alive today, he'd wring the necks of everyone responsible for this impending, catastrophic disaster...


word.

Wampa-One US

2008-03-29 05:09

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Wampa-One US

2008-03-29 05:12

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Anyone else think a front view may be better for the main image of this car? I am partial to the 4th thumbnail above, but did not want to modify this page without a second opinion.

landrover1 AR

2008-03-29 06:53

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Wampa-One wrote Anyone else think a front view may be better for the main image of this car? I am partial to the 4th thumbnail above, but did not want to modify this page without a second opinion.

it will be miles better
i agree, chosse the 4th thumbnail

antp BE

2008-03-29 21:56

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I like the current image, there are already so many good front Mustang views, this one is a quite good shot of side/rear, I'd keep that one.
I can move the additional thumbnails to the top of the comments, if you wish, so the front shots won't be far from the main image.

-- Last edit: 2008-03-29 21:57:02

G-MANN UK

2008-03-29 21:57

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I also agree the 4th thumbnail is the best.

Wampa-One US

2008-03-30 22:04

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a background '67
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and a background '65 or '66
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classicarfreak US

2008-06-03 20:12

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This Is a Ford Mustang GT390 fastback in highland green. Highland green is offered exclusively for the Ford Bullitt package in 2008, and also in 2001. I believe that there were actually 2 Mustangs used during the movie: one flipped int a ditch and was destroyed, while the other is owned.

-- Last edit: 2008-08-30 03:28:04

Snookie US

2008-06-03 20:49

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Diesel Jim wrote

No...what's FAR worse is remaking Bullitt with Brad Pitt as Lt. Frank Bullitt, which rumours have been circulating around for this year. I'll bet they'll use a Bullitt Mustang and a 2008 Charger too. If Steve McQueen was alive today, he'd wring the necks of everyone responsible for this impending, catastrophic disaster...


has this been confirmed? if so, vote me out on the remake...

Area 51 US

2008-06-21 23:50

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Diesel Jim wrote

No...what's FAR worse is remaking Bullitt with Brad Pitt as Lt. Frank Bullitt, which rumours have been circulating around for this year. I'll bet they'll use a Bullitt Mustang and a 2008 Charger too. If Steve McQueen was alive today, he'd wring the necks of everyone responsible for this impending, catastrophic disaster...



well, i'm with you on the remake, it'd be terrible, and the chase would be nothing compared to the original, and plus with brad pitt as a lead star you know it'll suck

-- Last edit: 2008-06-21 23:50:56

Diesel Jim CA

2008-08-31 07:05

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I haven't heard anything about the remake for quite a while. I'm thinking it was either scrapped or just an urban legend, hopefully. IMDB diesn't say anything either. Fingers crossed!

I don't entirely hate Brad Pitt, but come on, trying to replace Steve McQueen in Bullitt? What's next? Christian Bale as Virgil Hilts? :(

Worst case scenario, the new Bullitt would be a Bruckheimer/Bay collaboration. The chase (*cough* CGI *cough*) would have indestructible/self-repairing cars (we'd never complain about the hubcaps in the original again), the gunfight at the airport would have a couple of full-automatic weapons thrown in the mix, Bullitt's girlfriend (Jolie cameo) would spend half the movie topless, and *ugh* come 2012 we'd be treated to a sequel.

Kill me.

;)

MaindrianPace US

2008-10-15 01:24

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There were actually two 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT's was used in Bullitt. The exterior color which is actually Metallic Cadillac Green with Jet Black interior. The Ford Black and Chrome factory mags look like the American Racing after market mags in the stores. The Mustang used in the beauty shots actually change ownership three times after McQueens death in 1980. The Mustang is actually now in the fourth owners barn in Ketucky, and he refuses to sell it.

-- Last edit: 2008-10-15 02:17:47

ferrariphill EN

2008-12-03 14:05

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If the exterior colour "is actually metallic Cadillac green..." why do ford sell their Bullitt special editions in ford highland green?, and why do all the references that I've ever seen say that the two mustangs supplied were in highland green?.Can't see Ford painting their cars in a GM colour and can't beleive the movie company would go to the trouble of repainting them, especially considering that the film is not about the car (even though We all know it is really,has anyone ever actually managed to successfully figure out the plot to this film?).

Dav UK

2008-12-28 08:05

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Diesel Jim wrote

No...what's FAR worse is remaking Bullitt with Brad Pitt as Lt. Frank Bullitt, which rumours have been circulating around for this year. I'll bet they'll use a Bullitt Mustang and a 2008 Charger too. If Steve McQueen was alive today, he'd wring the necks of everyone responsible for this impending, catastrophic disaster...


Too bloody right, mate

-- Last edit: 2008-12-28 08:05:40

ferrariphill EN

2009-04-14 21:49

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I see the health and safety brigade were very pro-active back when this was made!.Bullitt parks the mustang up to go and see the Taxi driver and when He comes back, someone has bolted a drivers side door mirror onto His car!(mind You,I'm a little concerned about Bullitts detective skills as He doesn't even notice!)

garco NL

2009-07-25 07:12

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Same one then?
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ferrariphill EN

2009-08-07 22:40

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garco wrote Same one then?
/vehicle_240727-Ford-Mustang-1968.html


Replica.The surviving original car is holed up in a barn slowly rotting away.Steve McQueen tried to buy it back but the guy who owned it was asking silly money that Steve was not prepared to pay.The owner now refuses to sell for any money.

ShantJ US

2009-08-24 09:34

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The full name is Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback.

Doogie53 US

2009-09-11 08:42

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Steve McQueen did a short part of the high speed chase. (The scene where he came off the road, looked outside of his window, and started up again). The director did not want him to get hurt doing the chase scene, so his action was cut down to that one scene. This was included in the commentary on the DVD version of the movie.

blueskies US

2010-01-04 05:33

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The mags were NOT Ford, probably American. Also, GTs had cutouts at the bottom edge of the rear valence for quad tailpipes (missing in the pics). Non GTs were available with 390-2v. Considerable head work was done to chase Mustang and Casler tires were used.

Weasel1984 PL

2010-01-05 19:10

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Maybe new main image?
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fleetwood75

2010-10-07 20:35

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Both the Mustang & the Charger are EXTREMELY AWESOME rides

billygusmc US

2011-03-01 07:02

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so they bought two of each brand new muscle pony cars and ruin both basicaly then let em rot in some junk yard mind you the chase is good but still you should still go to hell for it for muscle car slaughter!

mgisbert ES

2011-05-16 20:07

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Le Mustang originel (sèrie)c'est :390 GT Coupé Fastback.Moteur ; 6.339cc. (390 cubic inch).335CV. a 4800rpm .Mais,Spécialement préparée dans les ateliers de Caroll Shelby.Vitesse max. 217 Km/h.Différentiel à glissement limité.Poids 1225 Kg.

oldskoolGTI ES

2012-04-20 02:00

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Mustangs are not my favourites, but I really love this one, and its sound is music for my ears.

Nightrider RU

2012-04-20 03:58

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^Considering that fact, that it wasn't its actual sound...

SharpyWarpy US

2012-07-01 06:34

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I've read several comments here about how the Mustang had to be hopped up to keep up with the Charger. That's bullcrap, gentlemen. I was an auto mechanic from 1971 to 1991. I was considered one of the best in the panhandle of Florida. Part of this time was spent in two Ford dealerships. Although this was well after the film was made there were plenty of these cars on the road. It was a great time to be alive and working in a garage. I saw a lot and heard a lot from older veteran mechanics. There is no way the Mustang had trouble keeping up with the Charger, 440 notwithstanding. This is because the Mustang was lighter. Even with frame modifications for the jumps. The Mustang was constructed as a semi unitbody, the front end having a partial frame that bolted to the unitbody underneath the cowl and firewall. The Dodge Charger handled like a big marshmallow in the turns compared to the Mustang. That's readily apparent in the film. The first Mustangs were not engineered from the ground up, they were highly modified Ford Falcons. I've been under enough of these cars to know. Any mods other than to the frame were in the form of changing the gear ratio in the rear end. It most likely was changed to something like a 4:11 ratio ring and pinion set. This gave the Mustang better acceleration out of the turns. The Ford 390 was a mighty good engine. Even with a two barrel it ran pretty fast. The high ratio rear end cut the top end speed. With a higher ratio ring gear and pinion the Mustang with the 390 could easily go 125 mph, probably 130. I pushed a 1969 Pontiac Custom S with 350 engine and two barrel carb, stock condition, to 125 mph in 1974 and it was a bigger car.

jpiland US

2012-10-21 07:13

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not a 68 it's a 67

Commander 57 US

2012-10-21 13:21

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Note the 1968 sidemarkers, Ipiland.

ChazSter EN

2013-02-20 21:50

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One badass machine.

maxman CA

2013-08-13 06:47

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One of the Mustangs was so damaged it had to be crushed for liability purposes. It may have been the one that had its oil pan ripped open and spewed oil and smoke everywhere. You can see it if you watch carefully.

Both Chargers survived. The non-R/T was repainted yellow and sold back to the dealership. The R/T was sold to Arnold Welch after filming.

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