Detective Frank Bullitt drove a 68 Mustang Fastback through the streets of San Francisco. The most iconic chase scene ever filmed has spawned a cult following, and prompted Ford to build three generations of Bullitt edition tribute cars (all in Highland Green). Last year was the 50th anniversary of the film, and this car was part of the celebration. The other car used in the film was the one that endured the jumps and hard landings, and it was discovered in a junkyard near Ensenada, Mexico. Because the first car was kept in original condition, Dana Mecum shocked everyone earlier today. That’s because Mecum Auctions unveiled the Bullitt Mustang Hero Car in Monterey.
Encased in an acrylic display case, this historic Mustang is on display at the Hyatt Regency Monterey as part of the Mecum Auction. It is a preview to their 2020 Kissimmee Auction, where it will undoubtedly bring big money. Bob Kiernan purchased the car in 1974 for $6,000, but life and family always took priority. Sadly, he developed Parkinson’s which eventually proved fatal.
His son Sean has kept the car in original condition ever since. The car has a fully documented history, which includes several offers made by Steve McQueen to purchase it. Now it can be yours, as it will be the star of Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction. It takes place January 2-12 just a few minutes from the Orlando resorts, and we will see you there! Until then, be sure to check out the live stream from Monterey: