The very first 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt debuted at Barrett-Jackson 2018 auction in Scottdale. The Bullitt Mustang VIN 001 that marks the 50th anniversary of the classic movie Bullitt is hammered down for US$300,000.
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
The 1969 Ford Mustang Bullitt is featured as one of the cars that Keanu Reeves drives in John Wick. However, it is most remembered for its appearance in Bullitt, driven by Steve McQueen.
A movie poster of Bullitt
Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman starring in Papillon
McQueen was called "The King of Cool", dominating the big screen in the 60s and 70s. He became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. His other popular films include Papillon, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.
Left: the original Ford Mustang in Bullitt
Right: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
McQueen received his Oscar nomination for Bullitt, one of his best-known films. At the time of the film's release, the car chase scene generated prodigious excitement.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bullitt, Ford is rolling out the first limited edition of 2019 Mustang Bullitt in a signature Dark Highland Green colour. Built with a 5.0 litre V8 engine, the Bullitt Mustang has 'at least' 475 horsepower (eight hp more than the GT) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque, for a maximum speed of 163 mph (262 km/h).
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt will be officially introduced to the market with a price of US$50,000. While this all-new special edition model of 2019 Mustang Bullitt, donated by Ford and the McQueen Estate, has raised US$300,000 for charity. Proceeds of the sale will go completely to Boys Republic, a school and treatment community for at-risk youth. It’s a charity associated with the Steve McQueen Estate since McQueen graduated from there in 1946.