The 1968 Bullitt Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the Hollywood film will go under the hammer in January 2020 at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale.
It was originally though the car was destroyed, but it reappeared from its 40-year slumber to star at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year. This example is one of two used for the movie, and is the desirable ‘hero’ car — meaning it was used in numerous scenes by McQueen himself as opposed to stunt doubles, including the notorious car chase.
After the car had been thrashed around the streets of San Francisco in the film, it was sold on to a Warner Bros employee, who then passed it on to a New Jersey police detective in 1970. Four years later, it was sold it to Robert and Robbie Kiernan, who kept in in the family before its big reveal in time for Bullitt’s 50th anniversary last year.
The Bullitt Mustang still remains in original condition and retains many distinguishable and unique elements from the movie. How many millions will it sell for? We’ll just have to wait and see…