[Healeys] healey sighting

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Tue May 14 20:47:33 MDT 2019

Gotta love the patina!

Also, if they tried to film 'Bullitt' in SF now, the homeowners/renters 
would tell the director to take a hike if he asked them to move their 
cars (parking in The City is a royal bitch these days).


On 5/14/2019 5:32 PM, rick at ewilkins.com wrote:
> Did somebody say “Bullitt mustang”?
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> Sent from my iPhone, so autocorrects may have inserted some odd words.
> On May 14, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net 
> <mailto:bspidell at comcast.net>> wrote:
>> The definitive story.
>> People still argue about the movie; was it good, bad, boring, OK, 
>> etc?  I've had two Bullitt Mustangs and I still have to convince 
>> people the movie had nothing to do with my choice of cars (well, 
>> except for the color).
>> Bob
>> On 5/14/2019 1:09 PM, Steve Thomton wrote:
>>> Bob,
>>> I wrote story about this for one of the Healey club magazines years 
>>> ago.  I owned that Healey for years.  I bought it from a gentleman 
>>> in San Jose who had bought it from the owner during the filming.  He 
>>> gave me the plates with the car that can be seen in one of the shots 
>>> when Steve McQueen parks his Mustang in front of it.  The story he 
>>> (guy I bought it from) told me was that the Healey owner lived in 
>>> one of the apartments, and while they moved other cars out for 
>>> shooting, they let him leave his Healey there for the filming (pic 
>>> attached).  The car can also be seen in another shot in the movie 
>>> parked in the same place.  I restored the car into a Works Rally 
>>> Tribute car (pic attached)... I didn't/don't think the film clips 
>>> added any real value to the car so I didn't worry about it's 5 
>>> seconds of fame.  As a WRT car it was on 3 magazine covers.  The car 
>>> now lives in Australia.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Steve Thomton
>>> On ‎Monday‎, ‎May‎ ‎13‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎48‎:‎21‎ ‎AM‎ ‎MDT, Bob 
>>> Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> There were several shots of a parked, white Healey in the movie
>>> 'Bullitt.'  Allegedly, the car belonged to one of the movie crew and 
>>> the
>>> director liked it.
>>> On 5/13/2019 8:30 AM, healeymanjim wrote:
>>> > most of those shots are made in the studio and they just drag up 
>>> what is available to shoot the scene.  ever notice how a
>>> > guy with a hat on in a convertible never loses his hat.
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