The Real 1968 Bullitt Is Heading To Auction

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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 official Bullitt Mustang that was Steve McQueen’s iconic car is heading to Mecum’s Kissimmee auction. Yup, not a replica or knock-off. THE car that McQueen tore up San Francisco in.

The family of the current owners took to Instagram to announce it was time the legendary car find a new owner. This fastback Mustang passed through several hands before joining long-time owner Bob Kiernan’s collection.

Aside from being known for its movie fame, the car is significant due to its largely original, unrestored state that is informative to its history as a movie car and as an automotive icon that vanished from public view and was highly sought after for around 50 years.

The Bullitt Mustang will cross the block at Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida in the January 2-12, 2020 auction. So if you need to secure or move some funds around, you have time!

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