The 1968 Mustang from "Bullitt"
A replica of Steve McQueen’s 1968 Ford Mustang from the movie “Bullitt.” Courtesy of the San Diego Automotive Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park has opened a new exhibit focusing on the world’s iconic vehicles of the past century.

Icons: Cars that Drove Our Imagination” features a “Roaring Twenties” Cord roadster, exotic French Delahaye, post-war Porsche 356 sportscar, 1968 Ford Mustang from the movie “Bullitt,” 550-horsepower 2005 Ford GT as well as the tiny, two-cylinder Citroen 2CV and Fiat 500.

The museum picked these vehicles because they “set new standards in technology, design and popularity, inspiring deep feeling and esteem in their adherents.”

The new exhibit runs through June 1.

The museum at 2080 Pan American Plaza is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Basic admission is $12.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.