17 September, 2019 | Car collectors will be rallying for a chance to bid for a truly untouched celluloid classic.
After spending 50 years so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Bros. action thriller Bullitt reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Now it’s destined for the Mecum Auctions block at the world’s largest collector car auction in January 2010 in Kissimmee, Florida. Known simply as ‘Bullitt’ after its namesake motion picture, the original Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT was driven by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen at dangerously high speeds through the busy streets of San Francisco as the hero car in one of his most memorable motion pictures. And now it’s on the fast track to joining the ranks of the most valuable American-made collector cars ever sold at auction. The car will be heading to the auction block in its original condition, with many of the unique modifications made for the movie intact, as well as the patina that time has etched on its body.