Steve McQueen's Bullitt Mustang is now the most valuable in the world
A "SOLD!" sticker has been slapped on the windshield in one of the biggest auctions in recent history. The '68 Ford Mustang GT, driven by Steve McQueen while filming 'Bullitt', was sold for a record $3.4 million at Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida auction. Two cars were used for filming, but this was the hero car used for the iconic chase scene. This is THE Mustang.
This Mustang has had an incredible history in its life after a movie star. The car was purchased by a Warner Bros. employee who used it as his daily. It eventually traded hands a few more times, and eventually wound up in the hands of Sean Kiernan. His father had owned the car since 1974 but unfortunately passed away in 2014 from Parkinson's disease. Motivated by his father's passing, Sean made the right decision and only got the car in running condition. The car was displayed by Ford themselves at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show alongside their latest Bullitt Mustang tribute. This was the car's first public appearance in decades.
This film icon now has a new owner after a winning bid of $3,400,000, the most ever for a Mustang. The car has all the proper documentation from Warner Bros. certifying that it was the hero car used in Bullitt and it even still has the mounting holes left in its body panels from the cameras. I can't even begin to imagine what it means to be the caretaker of a car as important as the Bullitt Mustang. Congratulations are in order to Mr. Kiernan, Mecum, and the new owner.
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