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‘Bullitt’ Mustang Auction-Bound Next January at Kissimmee Sale

Posted August 22, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl

The Highland Green 1968 Mustang fastback that starred alongside Steve McQueen in Bullitt is, quite possibly, the most-recognized Ford Mustang on the planet, despite spending decades in the shadows. After returning to the spotlight in 2018, the car has made appearances at auto shows, museums, concours d’elegance events, and even on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Bullitt Mustang has been in the Kiernan family since 1974, but next January may well become the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction when it crosses the stage during Mecum’s Kissimmee, Florida, sale.

In January 1968, Warner Brothers purchased a pair of S-code Highland Green Mustang fastbacks, with sequential vehicle identification numbers, for use in the filming of the movie. Chassis 8R02S125558 was modified for use as the stunt car, while its twin, chassis 8R02S125559, was selected as the hero car, used primarily for close-ups.

No, Steve McQueen was not buried in it. But you could have chassis 558 to yourself if you have deep pockets.

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08/22/2019 5:24 PM

In twenty years from now, it probably would fetch a much lower price because anyone who might remember it, would be dead by then.

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08/22/2019 6:07 PM

I don't think they will stop showing the movie anytime soon....

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08/23/2019 12:20 PM

Will Millennial's watch it on their cell phones?

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08/23/2019 3:14 PM

Yeah, but they'll have to flip their 'phones to horizontal display to fully see the black Dodge Charger (wink,wink)!

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08/24/2019 8:44 PM

I think it sold for $4 mil last time out...

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08/26/2019 11:08 AM

There must be some sort of inverse relationship between money and I.Q.

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08/26/2019 10:45 PM

I think it's more about who has the most awesome car collection...

http://www.collectiblewheels.com/news/2018/4/19/the-10-biggest-car-collectors-in-the-world

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08/27/2019 11:23 AM

Like I said . . . .

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08/29/2019 7:25 PM

C'mon now if you had a couple hundred million dollars you wouldn't have a car collection? I think most guys would...

I'd probably have 3 or 4 now if I had the room and didn't have to pay insurance on them...

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08/30/2019 4:46 PM

I would probably have a few, but I would pay for performance, not notoriety.

Shelling out $4mil for a Mustang when you could get the 'identical' car for less than $100k would be a no-brainer for me.

For instance, I can well afford to pay for lunch in our over-priced cafeteria at my place of work, but I brown bag instead. I prefer to spend that money on something of greater 'value' to me. Some people love the convenience. Power to them. It's great to have that choice.

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09/02/2019 9:16 AM

What about if you could buy that $4mil mustang and sell in a few years for $5mil, making a cool million$$...? I guess then it doesn't sound so foolish eh?

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/01/07/best-collector-cars-to-buy-now-2019-bull-market-list

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