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Now about that other car: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 "Bullitt Charger" (SOLD) BTW, this was the 1st Google item that came and I have no idea how old the ad is, or selling price.


1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440: The "Bullitt Charger"

Carlyle Motors is proud to own this truly iconic Dodge Charger! This is a well known car on the internet and in the Mopar community and was previously owned by Arnold Welch in Tucson, AZ.

His story is well known and there has been much debate about his story. He has always been passionate about the history and authenticity of this car and many very well known Mopar enthusiasts believe his story and do agree that this is the Bullitt Charger from the movie Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

We believe the story as well and took a chance and bought this car from Arnold Welch. We are proud to be the new owner of this car and look forward to showing the car and hopefully finding out more information about this car to authenticate it's provenance and history.

This car is believed to be 1 of 2 Chargers from the movie Bullitt starring Steve McQueen. This is the only surviving Charger. It was used during the first part of the famous chase scenes, until the car goes out of town. It is also known as the "Camera Car".

This car was also on display at SEMA in 2011 and was featured in the February 2009 issue of Mopar Collector's Guide.

The fact that this car was originally yellow, painted black for the movie and then painted back to yellow when sold back to a California dealership starts the provenance and history of this car. Then, the various holes drilled into this car in the exact areas that cameras were mounted in the movie caused Arnold to realize he had the only surviving Bullitt Charger, from the movie in his possession.

There has been much research done by Arnold on this car and the only reason this car has not been 100% authenticated to date, in our opinion, is the fact that Warner Bros. records were destroyed many years ago as confirmed by Warner Bros. We however believe that something or someone is still out there that can confirm 100% that this is the true surviving Bullitt Charger from the movie.

If not, then we have one extremely nice, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440, 4-Speed, all numbers matching and correct to the build sheet car that has great value all by itself. You be the judge, you be the critic but this car will make a splash and draw a crowd wherever it goes for years to come. Especially when it is parked next to any Bullitt Mustang Tribute Car.

Please view the links listed below to gain more information regarding the finding of the car, the restoration history and the interview with Arnold Welch.
 
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