OK, so now I really don't understand the whole sticker thing. If there is a unique engine code in the VIN (engine code X) that absolutely identifies the car as a Bullitt, the whole "metal id plates are too easy to copy" story we have been getting from Ford really starts to sound hollow.
Is the X code engine truly a way to prove that a car is a real Bullitt or not?
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'67 Mustang Ragtop
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Is the X code engine truly a way to prove that a car is a real[/] Bullitt or not?
No. My 99 S281 has an X in the 8th digit as well. It is probably the code for the 4.6L motor.
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I understand there were a lot of complaints about the '99 limited edition Mustang. These people, in my opinion, really got screwed. For an extra $2700 they got a set of aluminum wheels, a hood stripe, and a black plastic insert between the tail lights. Parts are available to modify any GT into a limited edition and fakes are abundant much to chagrin of the people who shelled out big bucks for the real thing. The tags on the Bullitt and VIN are Ford's attempt to stop counterfeits. But supposedly you need the VIN and tag to verify it's a true Bullitt.
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Well, the field research is done and it appears that the Redbook is wrong: GT's have the 'X' engine code as well. My theory is that the code was changed from 'W' to 'X' in 1999 with the introduction of the 260hp motor. Sorry, but it doesn't look like you can pick a Bullitt out by it's VIN#.
rummor at Ford is that each bullitt is indivdualy number in not one but two places. The one is obvious. the second one as rummor has it is that each of the 5,000+ has a differnt part with there number on it so your could be one the Ac unit and someone elses could be on the interior light. I found it kinda interesting to learn that
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