Mecum Auctions has just auctioned off the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT used as the hero car driven by the “King of Cool,” Steve McQueen, in the iconic 1968 film “Bullitt.” After tense bidding that went back and forth between multiple bidders for quite some time, the final hammer price was $3,400,000.
Yes, the original “Bullitt Mustang” sold for hypercar money but this is a one-of-a-kind muscle car that’s truly an automotive icon. “The Bullitt Mustang is a car that extends far beyond being just another top-notch collector car,” said Mecum Auctions. “It’s a car that was once thought lost to the passage of time, and with its reemergence, its unparalleled cultural significance has solidified it as a bona fide piece of pop-culture art and as an undeniable remnant of an incredible moment in movie and automotive history.”
You can watch the auction for yourself on Mecum Auctions’ YouTube Channel.