This Little Bullitt’s Going to Market

Early last year, Ford and the car’s owner brought back the Bullitt. The actual 1968 Ford Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the film. Thought to have been lost to time, it was actually sitting in a garage in Tennessee.

When the owner revealed the car, he said there were no plans to sell. Instead, the dark green Mustang that launched tens of thousands of copies (including Ford’s own replicas) went on a tour. It went to car events around the world including being on display in Washington, D.C. and running the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Now, it’s going up for sale after all.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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

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The owner made the announcement today in Monterey, CA, at Monterey Car Week.

“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,” said the official Instagram account for the car.

Between now and then, it will continue on tour at events across the US.

So how much could this car fetch at auction? This icon could certainly challenge for most expensive movie car ever sold. Rivalling the $4.62 million for the original Batmobile in 2013 or the Bond DB5 up for auction this week and expected to bring $4-6 million.

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