Channel Your Inner Steve McQueen and Buy Yourself The Real Bullitt Mustang
The iconic 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt is easily one of the top three greatest cars in the automotive history of Hollywood, one that inspired generations of youths (myself included) to fall in love with cars. Now, you can actually own the actual car used in the film, because it’s going to auction in January.
This is the very car that spent four decades missing, the one that made its debut reappearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit back in 2018. It’s one of two that were used in the movie, and it’s still in relatively original condition. Yes, Steve McQueen fans — it’s about as close as you can get to meeting the man himself these days. And you get to admire all the battle scars from the film itself.
Only a few changes have been made. Minor parts, like the original steering wheel and shift knob, were stolen and had to be replaced. The engine also underwent a rebuild, using as many original Mustang parts as possible.
All said, though, it’s in pretty stunning shape for how old and coveted it is.