Bullitt’s back – Clive Sutton fantastic re-creation of the 1968 Ford Mustang
Fancy a brand-new classic Bullitt Mustang?
Well if you do, Clive Sutton has just the thing. This fantastic re-creation of the 1968 Bullitt Mustang is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Utilising a Ford-licensed all-steel 1968 body, the chassis has been transformed to include the fundamental infrastructure behind the brand-new model Mustangs. This includes the brand-new 460bhp 5.0-litre Coyote engine, the Ford 6R90 six-speed automatic transmission, hydraulic-assisted rack and pinion power steering and adjustable coilover suspension system.
Although from the outside this Highland Green Mustang may look the spitting image of Lieutenant Frank Bullitt’s iconic ride, there are upgrades aplenty. In fact, you could almost view this as a hybrid of a ’68 Mustang – the body shell, interior… ‘appearance’ if you like – and a brand-new S550 Mustang’s guts: the drivetrain, engine management and so on. Under the bonnet is Ford’s 5.0-litre dohc Coyote V8 engine, utilising Ford’s cooling system. The 17-inch aluminium wheels are shod in high-performance 245/45ZR17 tyres, while stopping power is provided by Wilwood power four-wheel disc brakes with ventilated rotors. The transmission is an electronically controlled 10-speed automatic transmission, both with overdrive for effortless highway cruising and excellent fuel mileage.
Underneath are equal length control arms type front suspension, three-link rear suspension with torque arm and panhard rod and single adjustable coilover shocks with constant rate springs and out back Ford 8.8-inch 31-spline rear axle and limited slip differential. There are also subframe connectors and an X-brace for added rigidity and a Borla 2.5-inch stainless steel dual exhaust with polished tips which is tuned specifically for the Ford Coyote engine and delivers a soft burble at idle and is quiet with no drone at cruise speed.
Exterior-wise, the Mustang boasts LED headlamps and 4.5-inch LED fog lamps, LED park and reverse lamps and LED tail lamps with sequential turn signals, plus a GT fuel cap, GT badges and LED courtesy lighting in the exterior door handles. Inside, things are just as impressive with air conditioning, power windows which are activated by the window crank handles and a full-length console with integrated seven-inch touchscreen. There’s a leather covered armrest and dual cupholders in the wooden console, as well as hidden redundant power window switches, door lock switch, plus USB and ‘aux’ inputs. The driver and front passenger bucket seats are upholstered in premium synthetic nappa artificial leather and feature poweroperated fore/aft movement and manual recline.
The rear seat folds down and the dash pad, door panels and interior trim panels are also covered in premium synthetic nappa artificial leather. The dash and console feature wood veneer accents, while on the floor are hand-trimmed carpeting, floor mats and a trunk mat. The driver benefits from a tilt-steering column and wood rim steering wheel. Instrument-wise there’s an 8000rpm tachometer, LED interior lighting with theatre dimming and digital message centre.
Other mod cons include power door locks, remote keyless entry and remote trunk release. If you’ve always dreamt of a classic Mustang with modern-day reliability, then Clive Sutton’s Bullitt Mustang could be the car for you. This particular model has a mere 101 miles on the clock and is listed for £199,950.
Equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels. Wood-trimmed dash. Supportive seating. 5.0-litre Coyote V8. Seven-inch touchscreen.