Steve McQueen’s Original Bullitt Mustang Is Coming Up For Sale.
I'm a total gear head. I've loved classic cars and Jeeps as long as I can remember. So movies that featured cool cars were some of my favorites. Classics like "Two Lane Blacktop", "Vanishing Point", and "American Graffiti". Those movies were all great, but nothing compares to the classic car chase scene in the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt". Steve McQueen (who did his own driving stunts) blasting through the streets of San Francisco in his 1968 Form Mustang Fastback while chasing a totally bad-ass black 1968 Dodge Charger. It's one of the best and longest chase scenes in cinema history.
After the filming of the movie "Bullitt" the iconic '68 Mustang was lost. It changed hands a few times and then just fell off the face of the earth. Until finally a family that had owned it for 45 years decided it was time for the world to see it again....and to find new owners.
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Through a lot of conversation and prayer my family and I have decided to sell our car, the 1968 Mustang GT fastback known as Bullitt. I can promise that we have thought this through together and decided that this is the best decision for the family. Bullitt has been part of my family for 45 years and we have celebrated her in the grandest way possible, and now it will have a new role and new meaning to the future owner. Mecum Auctions will handle the sale of the car and it will headline the Kissimmee, Florida auction in January 2020. The announcement of the car will be made in Monterey, California by myself surrounded by long time friends on August 14th at 3pm Pacific. I have accomplished what I set out to do with the car; Tell my Dad’s story in the best way possible and share the car with the world. I had no idea what to expect when we unveiled the car in January 2018 in Detroit, but since then everyone has been absolutely excited and respectful to see the car and hear the story. I have met many awesome people along the way and have heard many amazing stories. Thanks to each and every one of you, and I will continue to be very active in the automotive/Mustang community. Also, I plan to take a much bigger role in Parkinson’s research and surrounding charities such as Drive Toward a Cure. The following events are where you can come and see Bullitt and myself before January 2020- Kentucky Summer Nights, Somerset Kentucky – August 24th Mecum Dallas Auction – September 4th–7th Charlotte AutoFair – October 17th–19th SEMA – November 5th- 8th MCACN – November 23rd-24th
The "Bullitt" Mustang is coming up for auction January 2, 2020 through Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Hagerty website Mecum expects the Bullit Mustang to exceed the world record for a classic muscle car that was set by a 1971 Plymouth Cuda Hemi Convertible. It sold for a cool $3.5 million. So start scraping your pennies together, empty out the kids college fund and get ready to bid on this big screen icon.