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1968 Dodge Charger from Bullitt ! Grandpa of All Muscle Car

The famous scene of the battle between ominous looking black 1968 Dodge Charger and Steve McQueen’s 1968 Ford Mustang, chasing each other on the streets of San Francisco is something that should be forever in every Gear head’s memory, especially amongst the Dodge Charger fans. That was the moment when the legend about the 1968 Dodge Charger was first born, two years before Kowalski’s 1970 Dodge Challenger from the “Vanishing Point” (another classic all American muscle). I would only say that no one out there should consider himself as a muscle car fan if he has not seen the legendary film with Steve McQueen from Bullitt! In the video below that you are about to see, you will meet the original 1968 Dodge Charger from the movie.

It is the movie that has set the standards of car chase scenes in a Hollywood flick, and it would also be safe to say that this was the film that made the Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger 1968 an iconic muscle cars, as we all know them to be today. This 1968 Dodge Charger was found in Arizona and restored to this condition by the current owner, who also documented the odd holes in the floor, door jamb, and trunk that he claims were for the camera rig. He offers the links below that show photos of the car being used for filming.

Specifications Of  1968 Dodge Charger

The seller of this 1968 Dodge Charger apparently didn’t know of the car’s film history until holes presumably drilled for camera mounting were discovered underneath the carpet during the disassembly process. The VIN of the actual car is unknown, but there does seem to be quite a bit of evidence in favor of its movie provenance. Factory-equipped with a 440 CID V-8, 4-speed manual and Dana 60 rear end, the car is said to have 62,000 original miles. Ignoring the seven-figure asking price for a moment, that’s our ideal spec — not including the ultra-rare 426 Hemi cars, of course, of which many were equipped with fun-sapping Torque flight automatics anyway.


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