Year of release: 1968
The car: Ford Mustang 390 GT
Why it’s special: The greatest car chase ever. Period!
Best bit: When Lalo Schifrin’s theme tune starts up you know something special is coming next…
Pub fact: We all know the VW Beetle was passed umpteen times by the Mustang and Charger, but watch the finale of the chase sequence again – can you spot the black Dodge missing the petrol station altogether, even though the place goes up in flames?
Plot overview: An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
For: Listening to that V8 (dubbed in from a GT40) blasting around the streets of San Francisco.
Against: While the Chargers were stock, the Mustang stunt cars had to tweaked to withstand the jumps, and keep up with the bad guys’ Dodge.
CAR verdict: A close second for the greatest Mustang, driven by the coolest film star of all time, in the best car chase ever. The winner must be something special…
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