The Ford Mustang has been the star car in numerous movies over the past decades – from Gone in 60 Seconds to The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and more recently Need for Speed. However, there is only one Mustang star car that really changed movie history, and that’s the 1968 Mustang GT used by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt.
Now, the Bullitt Mustang is looking for a new home, and you could be its next owner.
For those wondering, this is the exact ‘68 Mustang hero car driven by Steve McQueen and his stuntman in the movie. No replica or mockup models here, this is the real deal Bullitt Mustang. This particular Mustang is only one of two cars used for the filming of Bullitt. Specifically, this is the exact model that went missing after filming of the movie was completed with the other Mustang being sent to the crusher. After being missing for a few decades, it resurfaced last year, making a grand debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show along side the new Bullitt tribute.
The Bullitt Mustang has not been restored, preserving the car in its same unrestored state in order to maintain authenticity. Interestingly, it still runs on the same original V8. It is currently owned by Sean Kiernan and has been in his family for nearly 45 years. At the time it resurfaced, he said that the car was not for sale. However, it seems his plans have changed as he will be auctioning off the vehicle at the upcoming Mecum Auction in January 2020.
For now, there’s no estimate yet as to how much the Bullitt Mustang will sell for. Considering how big of a cult following McQueen has as well as the movie Bullitt, expect collectors to have a bidding war over the iconic Mustang. It could even be the most expensive muscle car to ever hit the auction block.
Hopefully, we’ll see the next owner take the Bullitt Mustang for a spin on the streets of San Francisco and recreate the iconic scene from the movie.