Original 1968 Bullitt Mustang GT Slated To Cross Auction Block

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The original 1968 Mustang GT Bullitt, the very one Steve McQueen drove in the famous movie, will soon be offered for sale. It’s slated to cross the auction block in January at the 2020 Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida.

1968 Mustang GT Bullitt

After more than 40 years spent so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Known simply as “Bullitt” after its namesake motion picture, the original Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT was driven by the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen at dangerously high speeds through the busy streets of San Francisco as the hero car in one of his most memorable motion pictures, and it is now on the fast-track to joining the ranks of the most valuable American-made collector cars ever sold at auction.

One of just two Mustangs used to fill the role in the 1968 action/thriller “Bullitt,” named after the main character Lt. Frank Bullitt played by McQueen, this car was the film’s “hero” car and was driven by McQueen in countless scenes throughout the movie, including in the infinitely famous car chase scene, which went on to become the most influential car chase scene in all of film history. After the filming of “Bullitt” concluded, this car was sold to a private buyer and was thought lost to history until its unveiling for the 50th anniversary of “Bullitt” just last year. The car—considered by many to be the world’s single most recognizable and celebrated vintage Mustang—remains in original condition and retains many distinguishable and unique elements from the movie.

BREAKING: Mecum Unveils Bullitt Mustang Hero Car to be Auctioned at Kissimmee 2020.

The 1968 Mustang GT driven by Steve...

Posted by Mecum Auctions on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mecum Auctions Monterey

Mecum made the announcement during its activities at Monterey Car Week. The Bullitt Mustang was presented under tight security in a one-car “glass house.” Longtime owner Sean Kiernan, who originally inherited the car from his father, was present alongside Mecum Auctions President and Founder Dana Mecum for the reveal and announcement of the car’s impending sale.

Last seen at LeMay—America’s Car Museum in July, the Bullitt Mustang will be shown at various automotive events around the country leading up to the Mecum Kissimmee 2020 auction in January. The auction runs from Jan 2-12th, 2020.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

Ford brought the Bullitt Mustang back again for the 2019 model year and it will be back for 2020 as well. Check out CarProUSA Show host Jerry Reynolds’ review of the 2019 Bullitt here.
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