Jay Leno Drives The 1968 Bullitt Mustang Back-To-Back With The 2019
When the original Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT from the classic Steve McQueen film Bullitt resurfaced this year after decades of obscurity, the car immediately became a hot property. Ford wheeled it out to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show so that the new, 2019 Bullitt Mustang would have some company on the show floor, and this month, it went on temporary display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the Historic Vehicles Association’s “Cars at the Capital” celebration, housed in an illuminated glass case.
Now, famous comedian and noted car enthusiast Jay Leno has been given the chance to drive the 1968 Bullitt Mustang “hero car” back-to-back with its all-new modern counterpart. The car has been given a mechanical restoration so that it goes, stops, and turns as good as new, while the body has been left unrestored, still showing the obvious signs of wear that it’s acquired over the last 50 years ... read more