Still a bizarre story. This car will be a big draw wherever the main Bullitt 50th Anniversary Bash is gonna be. I don't think there's been an official announcement yet of a 50th Anniversary Edition Bullitt Mustang, but ya gotta figure that there will be one. The Rock did some sort of commercial or something for Ford two months ago and viewers spotted this poster in the background ... maybe a teaser for a 2018 Bullitt ...
Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 17, 2018 12:36:27 GMT -5
- Here's the granddaughter of Steve McQueen, her name is Molly McQueen, checking out an actual Bullitt car from the 1968 movie ...
That there 1968 Bullitt Mustang in that video is the one we've known about for many years. There were two Mustangs used and the VIN's ended with 558 and 559. That car is 559 and it is regarded as the actual survivor. The one found in Mexico is allegedly 558 which was the stunt/jump car but ... I dunno. 559 is the one that was authenticated by Kevin Marti, I'm not sure if there's any actual proof of the Mexico car being 558. The 559 car is real, pictures were taken of it in 1997, illegally, and the owner found out and had them blocked. Those pics have now been released for the first time. Click on "latest news" ...
So 559 is very real and now we can all see it. As for 558 the Mexico car ... I dunno. There is a pic of a 558 VIN plate floating around but I'm not sure if it's been officially certified yet as authentic, I haven't been keeping up on it but I suppose it is possible it's the jump car.
Anyway the brand new Bullitt is actually a 2019 model which is weird because if it's supposed to be a 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang then it should be released as a 2018, wouldn't ya think? It should be available for sale this summer.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 21, 2018 16:34:19 GMT -5
- The folks at Vanguard are pushing the envelope again with the price of a Bullitt Mustang. Less than 2 years ago they had a beauty for $70,000. Now, they have another beauty but Jesus H. on the price ... $139,900 !!
Apparently it was born in Highland Green so that's cool. It was an automatic but is now a Toploader 4-speed and it does have a 390 motor which is accurate. They left the GT badges on, not sure why, and also the MUSTANG letters on the rear were not removed. Tailpipes are not accurate. Gorgeous car but what a price
Post by Steam McQueen on Sept 12, 2018 22:39:16 GMT -5
- How about $77,750 , a lot cheaper than the Vanguard lads. Still huge money but frame-off and a crate motor!
It started life as a 68 J code 302 car with a 4 speed manual transmission. It was originally sold in Canada and was ordered with the Convenience Control Panel, Visibility Group, sport deck rear seat, console, power disc brakes, power steering, Interior Decor Group, Deluxe Belts, Front Seat Headrests, Chrome Styled Steel Wheels and Heavy Duty Suspension. It was fully frame off restored
Ford Racing 392 CI Crate Motor, 430 HP/450 TQ, 9.7:1 Compression - Tremec T-5 5-Speed Manual with Hurst Shifter - Modern Driveline Cable Clutch - Barry Grant Street Demon 800 CFM Carburetor - RPM Airgap Intake Manifold - MSD Ignition - 4-Core Aluminum Radiator - Serpentine Belt Driven - Hooker Headers - Bill Meir Subframe Connectors & Roll Bar - Koni Shocks - Haneline Instrument Cluster - Currie 9 Differential with 3.55 Gears In addition the car just get a new clutch, pressure plate and flywheel.
Post by Steam McQueen on Sept 16, 2018 13:42:39 GMT -5
- The survivor known as #559 has been getting the star treatment. Here it is when it was on display in late April into May in Washington, DC ...
Here's an interview at that display with the current owner, talking about how his dad came to buy the car and stuff. 17 mins ...
Check it out, same car 50 years apart Some parts here and there replaced along the way. The Mom and Dad of the current owner, the 3rd owners after the movie, put 46,000 miles on this car! Then it was put away in, or around, 1980 and it became the great mystery for many decades.
Post by Steam McQueen on Sept 22, 2018 17:06:20 GMT -5
- The mystique of a Steve McQueen owned Bullitt Mustang made it into this tv show, Fastlane. You might be thinking ... never heard of it. There's a reason for that, it only lasted 23 episodes 2002-2003 season. But hey, Tiffani Amber Thiessen! She traded a Bell helicopter for the car ...
Post by Steam McQueen on Dec 28, 2018 21:29:48 GMT -5
- This beauty was posted here 5 years ago (page 1 and 2 of thread) when it was in Connecticut. Although I can't say that 100% for sure it's the same car but about 99% (Comparison pics at end of post) It sold for $60,000 back then. Now it's in California, there's been some changes and the starting bid is $50,000 so we can expect the reserve to be much higher than that. 390 with a 5-speed.
Many pictures etc. were reviewed and many hours spent making sure it was as exact as it could be. Probably one of the best tribute cars out there. Approximately 1000 Miles Since restoration. '68 Mustang Bullitt Tribute car. 390 V8, Holley 4 Barrel, Stainless exhaust, Tremec 5 Speed Transmission, Highland Green, American racing wheels, Pioneer stereo system with Bluetooth, Mp3, CD, Air Conditioning
Post by Steam McQueen on Aug 5, 2019 21:08:35 GMT -5
^ The bottom one there the 390 5-spd at $139,900 is the same one in the post above it. Sold for $60,000 in 2013, then it was for sale last year in California with a starting bid of $50,000. It got that bid but it did not sell, not for $50 anyway. Vanguard bought it and is flipping it like there's no tomorrow, they've done this before with a Bullitt car or cars. Buy an already built Bullitt, detail it, double the price
Nice looking Bullitt for sure. $60k was a big, big sale for a Bullitt in 2013 but this $140k stuff now seems like insanity.
Ford 390ci V8 w/ a Holley 4-Barrell Carburetor, partnered up with a Tremec TKO 5-Speed Manual TKO transmission, and Ford 9 Inch Posi Rear End. Nice features include Power Steering, Front Disc Brakes, and fully functional Factory Air Conditioning. The interior has been fitted with a Pioneer Stereo System which includes Bluetooth, MP3 and CD.
Post by Steam McQueen on Aug 26, 2019 17:49:54 GMT -5
- As mentioned in posts in this thread, the actual surviving Bullitt Mustang, 100% real and authentic, came out of hiding in January of last year. It was an incredible moment to finally see it after knowing it existed for so many years but the owner wouldn't let people see it or take pictures of it. It was the owners son who brought it out of hiding and decided to share it with the fans to see.
And now, as had been suggested would happen, it's going to auction!
After more than 40 years spent so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. movie “Bullitt” reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it’s now slated to cross the Mecum auction block at the world’s largest collector car auction this coming January in Kissimmee.