The lost Bullitt Mustang recently found in a Mexican junkyard 50 years after it was last seen has been confirmed to be authentic by Ford historian Kevin Marti، reports the LA Times.
The car was discovered in Baja California Sur by Hugo Sanchez with no drivetrain and under a few coats of new paint. But it did have reinforced shock towers، the sort of thing you would do for a stunt car، as well as a 9-inch rear end and special vent holes for other moviemaking magic. In an ironic twist، the owner was going to turn the car into an Eleanor clone، paying homage to “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Wrong movie، buddy.
“I’m 100 percent sure it’s authentic،” Marti says after traveling across the border to inspect the car last week.