American actor Steve McQueen (1930 - 1980) as Frank Bullit next to a Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback in the american crime thriller movie 'Bullitt', San Francisco, 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

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Steve McQueen’s Mustang Is Parked at the National Mall for a Limited Time

The ’68 Ford Mustang GT from “Bullit” has made it to Washington.

In honor of National Mustang Day yesterday, the iconic ‘Stang that Steve McQueen drove in 1968 Academy-Award-winner “Bullit” is on display at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

In conjunction with the Historic Vehicle Association’s “Cars at the Capital” celebration, the ‘68 Ford Mustang GT that was made famous by an 11-minute chase scene will be on display until April 23 in a glass garage that lights up at night.

Estimated to be worth about $4 million, the car was long thought to be lost after it vanished off the map for about half a century but was actually in the garage of a private owner who drove it regularly.

The buyer recently got in contact with Ford and the ‘68 model was reintroduced to the world at the North American International Auto Show in January at the same time that Ford revealed it would be starting production of a 2019 “Bullit” Mustang model.

“To see the Bullitt under glass within steps of the Smithsonian museums, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument is a fitting tribute to automobiles that have transcended utility to become truly iconic examples of America’s culture,” Mustang chief engineer Carl Widmann told The Detroit Free Press.

Read the full story at The Detroit Free Press