[Healeys] healey sighting

Michael MacLean rrengineer.mike at att.net
Wed May 15 00:47:29 MDT 2019

 If they tried to film Bullitt in San Francisco today Steve McQueen would get a flat from one of the thousands of hypodermic needles in the streets and probably run over one of the homeless taking a dump on the street.
Mike MacLean

    On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:56:23 PM PDT, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:  
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”? 
 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> 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).
 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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