International Bullitt Mustang Replica and Look-alike Collection© Wolfgang Kohrn 1993-2015
every other day.
He is into this for as long as he can think and we enjoyed his Bullitt sequel already as well as his appearance with his mate Chris' Charger at the Silverstone 2014 50th Annniversary of the Mustang.
The commercial of the event went viral and collected millions of hits. You can review it in our Bullitt news from 2014.
David has spent considerable time to make his Bullitt Mustang replica one of the outstanding samples, so he and his mate Chris with his Charger can perform Bullitt style in the public.
David has even a set of the correct American Racing rims, that are not easy to find. His came from a Shelby, but let's tell him his story in his own words:
"I bought my wheels about three years ago from a guy who had purchased a Shelby Mustang fitted with 1960s Torq Thrust ‘Ds’ and fortunately for me, wanted to change them for the ‘proper’ Shelby wheels.
together some of the relevant information from my research, I gather that
Carroll Shelby purchased this particular style of Torq Thrust crow’s claw
‘D’ wheel to put on some of his racers.
It may well be that Carroll Shelby experimented with larger discs on his Mustangs or perhaps he just liked the ‘new look’ wheels and with his clout was able to purchase Torq Thrust blanks which he then had drilled out to the Ford pattern.
15 x 6’s were used on the front and 15 x 7’s were used on the rear, all
four wheels were shod with the same size Firestone tires.
See comparison photograph.
The rims on the new wheels back then, came polished leaving the hub,
spokes and inner spoke rim in light gray cast aluminium. The hub, spokes
and inner spoke rims were then, according to Bud Ekins, sprayed matt black
as were all the lug nuts because no masking was used, any black overspray
was then (usually but not always) cleaned off with paint thinners.
Run the Bullitt DVD between frames 1:11:14 and 1:11:16, look at the rear wheel center cap and you will see what I mean. See split frame photograph.
The crow’s claw wheels and the vintage Firestone bias-belted Poly/fibreglass (Polyglas) tires were fitted to my car for the 2014 Silverstone Classic but were not on the car when we filmed the Silverstone Bullitt Homage video...
Davids Bulitt replica and Chris, the owner of the Charger behind the Mustang
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