Now is your chance to enter a raffle to win a one-of-one $35,000 timepiece that honors the iconic Ford Mustang Bullitt.
Drive Toward a Cure Raffle
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the original release date of the iconic movie thriller “Bullitt,” non-profit Drive Toward a Cure has teamed with motorsports chronograph manufacturer BRM and professional automotive fine artist Nicolas Hunziker to create a one-of-a-kind timepiece to honor the film’s original car – a 1968 Mustang GT 390 – the hero vehicle driven by Steve McQueen in the classic Warner Bros movie, and now owned by Nashville resident and horse farmer Sean Kiernan.
The charity, which supports Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care, will be raffling off the watch through the end of January. All proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation in memory of Sean’s father, Robert E. Kiernan Jr., the owner of the famed Bullitt Mustang since 1974 and who was increasingly challenged by Parkinson’s from the time of his diagnosis in 2000 until his passing in 2014.
Each $25 donation made online at www.drivetowardacure.org or through a Drive Toward a Cure volunteer will be entered in the raffle. The winner will be announced during the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California on January 27, 2019, where the original Bullitt car will be displayed.
A little history
Two Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT 390 fastbacks were purchased for use in the movie, Bullitt. The two were identically modified, except that one was fitted with a roll cage – this was the car that was used for most of the heavy stunts and was said to have eventually gone to the crusher. The other became a thing of legend.
After Steve McQueen made the last of several attempts to acquire “his” ’68 Mustang in 1977, the remaining Bullitt faded into obscurity.
Watch this video with the owner of the movie Bullitt Mustang, Sean Kiernan:
It wasn’t until 2015 that Sean Kiernan began to reveal the truth about the famous movie Mustang, tucked away in a garage in Tennessee. In the years that have followed, there has been intense interest in the car, but the Mustang finally started to hit the road in 2018 in support of Ford’s new Bullitt Mustang that just so happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the film that made this particular car so famous!
Only 1,968 tickets will be sold, you can purchase tickets here:
By the way, I’ll be reviewing the 2019 Bullitt Mustang in two weeks!
Bullitt 50 Timepiece
- Model no. R1246BULLIT
- Hand-painted dial by Nicolas Hunziker
- Limited edition: One of one
- Automatic chronograph
- 46mm case made from a single block of Fortal HR (aluminum)
- Crystal sapphire front and back
- Screw down crown
- Water resistant to 100 meters
- Manufactured and assembled by hand in France
- Full 5-year warranty
Photo Credit: Drive Toward A Cure