He said he was contacted by an associate named Hugo Sanchez in Mexico stating he found a “clean” 1968 Mustang fastback. The initial thinking was that this old Mustang would make a good Eleanor donor car. After delivering the car to Garcia’s shop, Sanchez decided to run the car’s VIN out of curiosity, only to discover it wasn’t any ordinary Mustang. “That’s how we found out it was the ‘Bullitt’ car.” Garcia and Sanchez quickly called Ford evaluator, Kevin Marti, who confirmed the car’s identity. If you recall, two identical Mustang fastback’s were used for filming, one was the “hero” car, whose whereabouts are known, while the second was the “jumper” for all of the stunts.