Cars at the Capital, a two-week exhibition held in April presented by the Historic Vehicle Association in front of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. last month, featured five historically significant vehicles in unique lighted glass display case. The display was featured prominently between the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Featured was a 1985 Modena Design Spyder, 1927 Ford Model T, 1984 Plymouth Voyager, 1918 Cadillac Type 57, and the iconic 1968 Mustang Fastback that was piloted by Steve McQueen in the 1968 movie, Bullitt. This particular vehicle disappeared for several decades and was thought to have been lost. The Kiernan family, who has owned it since 1974, finally brought it out in its original patina in early 2018. The vehicle remains unrestored and has many of the original modifications from the filming of the movie.

The 1968 Bullitt Mustang was displayed on April 17, which was “National Mustang Day.” Shell hosted a number of guests to honor this special occasion with the Bullitt Mustang. Shell has a mission to preserve the historical significance of the automobile, and protect the future of driving enthusiasm.

Matt Maran of Matt Maran Motoring had a chance to sit down with Sean Kiernan and talk about the Bullitt Mustang.  Watch the full interview below!  

Watch more about the Bullitt Mustang in the video below. A full documentary is coming soon!




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