The original Bullitt Mustang is going to auction
Its going up for sale next year
The most recognisable movie car in film history the Bullitt Mustang is going under the hammer in January 2020, the world has a chance to own a piece of film history and to be one of only a hand full of drivers to drive it after film star Steve McQueen drove it in the film Bullitt.
Last Hero Mustang
Two mustangs were originally made for the film, there have been rumours of a third, but that is yet to be proven. One Mustang was used for the stunt jumps and the hero Mustang was used for the close up shoots of Steve while chasing the black Dodge Charger through the streets of San Francisco back in 1968, since then generations of car crazy audiences have enjoyed the chase scene over and over, claiming it the best movie chase scene of all time.
Front view of Bullitt
Once filming had ended the car was bought by a studio executive who kept it for 3 years then sold it on to police detective Robert Kiernan in New York who was a Mustang fan and kept it for his school teacher wife to use as a daily drive, until his death the car remained hidden in the garage away from the prying eyes and the worlds press. Bullitt was passed down to Roberts son Sean who decided to show it once again to the fans and unveiled it in 2018 hitting the headlines once again.
Why are the Kiernan`s selling ?
The car is registered in the National Historic Vehicle Register and plans for that to remain are a certainty. The family decision to sell was unanimous, Sean wanted to show the world Bullitt in its untouched glory making sure as many of McQueen`s movie fans had a chance to meet the green hero in person and he did, I was one of them, I thank him so much for that, I had the chance to see my idol at Goodwood last year for the 50th Anniversary of the film, something I will cherish forever, it was everything I imagined it to be and so much more watching it climb the Goodwood hill climb while being chasing the Dodge Charger made my heart skip several beats, the crowd shrieking with delight while showing the power that she still holds, something I will never forget,it was something I never thought possible.
Bullitt is now registered on the National Historic Vehicle Register
New chapter for Bullitt
The auction is to take place in Kissimee Florida in January 2020, the world will hold its breath to see who the new owner will be. Bullitt is expected to smash the current world record Mustang sales price of $2.2 Million, the price will depend on the bidders and how badly they want the most iconic Mustang in film history.
Scene from Bullitt