BULLITT PAGE - The expert and his replica
The Bullitt Expert -
David Kunz from California is the best known Guru of all BULLITT enthusiasts. His interest in the movie and the Mustang lead him one day to start a project of a BULLITT Mustang replica. He found a rather unmolested 1968 GT in 1992 and invested a lot of time and money to make it look like the real thing. While working on the project, he found out more and more about the facts and fallacys of the movie.
Thanks to David - and contacting him early enough - I was allowed to publish his investigations since then on my website. The following article has been published in the November 97 issue of Mustang & Fords magazine.
Report: Dave Kunz about the making of Bullitt
More about the actors, the guys
behind the scene is available from our BULLITT link section.
The most "official" Replica for over 25 years (1992-2017)
Sky One flew over to the US to do a movie cars report. With our help they could gather a number of them and rewarded the support with some exclusive pics and insight about the current owners. (Waddell Productions)
This is Dave Kunz's famous replica displayed quite often at the Petersen museum and used in Ford's own promotion events until recently. This may of course change with the appearance of both original movie cars in 2017 and early 2018.
But David's Mustang GT 390cui has already won its share of glory in the past 25 years.
The first appearance was in a famous Mustang book by Randy Leffingwell.
Then Daves replica was used in the FORD PUMA commercial aired in Europe in 1999, it was featured in several Mustang and other excellent car magazines and it was used on several official FORD promotion events during the concept car phase of the new BULLITT 2001 GT Feature car.
Even in the press kit and in the 2001 dealer brochures there is a lot of coverage on Davids Mustang.
It appeared as well in TV reports with the 2008 on the west coast. Many more publications followed showing Davids car.
Thus it can be considered a sort of an "Official BULLITT Mustang Replica" if you like.
Davids replica in
"On the 30th. of April 2000 a journalist from the famous "Thoroughbred and Classic Car" Magazine came over and we met in San Francisco for another photoshooting. Here are some of his shots."
Some might think, Steve is back, but in fact it is Dave sitting on the driver's seat wearing a similar jacket like Steve did in the movie.
The article was published in the February 2001 issue with 12 pictures and 9 pages. A perfect tribute to the BULLITT mania from Gus Gregory.
Davids replica at the Petersen Museum
In May 2000 I got a phone call from the Petersen Automotive Museum here in Los Angeles. They had been trying to get the original Bullitt Mustang for a summer exhibit featuring cars from the movies. To nobody's surprise, the owner again flatly refused. With the exhibit approaching, they asked to borrow my replica for use in the display. Of course, I accepted!
My car was exhibited with other famous movie cars, including various Batmobiles (including the Barris original), some 007 movie cars including
Other replicas and look-alikes
This section had become very popular in the past 25 years, as there are more die-hard BULLITT maniacs out there in Cyberspace, than we ever thought. From East to West, owners of Highland green BULLITT clones, replicas, look-alikes and whatever you may call them, were kind enough to send a picture and some lines about their cars. Rather than keeping those hidden, we took the pledge and set up this showroom for you.
Don't miss: The biggest collection of BULLITT Mustang replicas and look-alikes.
The chase scenes locations as of today
Kunz made a tour in the late 8oies or early 90ies through San Francisco spotting
the locations of the chase scenes. He updates us about the appearing of the sets.
Magazine articles on BULLITT
There have been a number of BULLITT articles published since the early 60ies up to today, which are in our collection.
BULLITT - Video, DVD and collectibles
A lot of collectibles are available these days. Here is a list of only some.
This is a one of a kind miniature model of a BULLITT Mustang, created and "artifacted" by Everett Westphal.
He was already featured in several scale model magazines and was in Car magazine in 2000. Surprisingly there has never been an official scale model of this famous car in the 60ies to 90ies, as movie enterprises were not that much into merchandising collectibles at that time.
This is an ideal gift for the die-hard BULLITT fan. If you want one to be reproduced, try to convince Everett , that he can make a business out of it. Consider this idea as copyrighted for him.
Where was the real car before it was revealed January 14th, 2018 by the owners son Sean Kiernan?
Most of the BULLITT enthusiasts wanted to know in the past 26 years, since we are on the web, where the real BULLIT car was?
Well, we knew it since 1997- but we could not tell about it, since it was promised to the one who took the barn shots and the owner. The fast we could put out, was that it had 66.000 miles on the odometer and the weld-on camera supports were still in place.
Dave Kunz kept
me updated about the
whereabouts of this icon of the movie industry.As
of 2008 there were rumours around that it might appear soon with a few
cosmetic changes done.