With all the recent publicity about the “surfacing” of the “Bullit Mustang”, while richly deserved and of great interest to most of us who just plain “like anything automotive”, has raised a question I’d like to have answered, if anyone has an answer.
What ever happened to the “Best Supporting Actor” from that movie, the beautiful, black, 68? Dodge Charger? I’ve often wondered about the “carnage” that befalls so many movie cars like the subject Charger, the flat out gorgeous '58 Plymouth Fury (Christine) & others. I’ve heard that in the movie Christine, for example, they went through something like 4 or 5 '58 Furys to get the desired effects. Likewhise, I’m pretty sure that, at least, 2 or 3 black Chargers were used in the Bullit chase scenes as well.
I understand that life can be very hard on a “movie car”, as many of them end up seriously damaged, if not destroyed, in the course of filming. Still, I have to wonder about an “unsung hero” like the Bullitt Charger, & if there’s a recognizable remnant of that car still running around somewhwre?
I do recall that the bad guys driving that car, did come to a pretty violent & “heated” ending. Still, I have to wonder if any of the actual cars used in that scene did manage to survive?