Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Linn County, Oregon
Bullitt Year: 09
Bullitt Color: DHG
Bullitt Serialized Number: 6380
Tony, Thanks for the offer. Mark has right of first refusal should I decide to sell, so I'll consider you #2. So far, I'm coping with that floppy clutch foot. Whoever called these the golden years might have been a 25 year old kid in an ad agency. The car still works for me, driving like the old man I am. It might be way down on power compared to the '19's, but it seems to have enough grunt to easily synch with freeway traffic while driving the onramp. It is also fully capable of getting one in trouble with the younger men who drive cars with lights on the roof.
Jack, good on you. You're right on the generational thing. Those few times young guys have asked about the car, most of them never saw the movie or remember Steve McQueen. Not a daily driver for me either. In a bit, I'll be taking my bride on a run to our favorite pool hall...about an 80 miles round trip. I like that it's not so valuable I can't park it behind a pool hall.
cwebb, yep..our cars had air cooling in common. When Porsche went to water cooling, it kind of killed it for me. Figure if I had to go that route, might as well go with a car company that always used water cooling. So, thus the Bullitt, my first and probably only Mustang. Besides, I always like Green. Here's a pic of the old 911S before it headed off to Istanbul. Yes, that's original "Irish Green" old style enamel paint..