The dark green Ford Mustang GT, which became the hero of the iconic 1968 Bullet movie, will be sold at Mecum next week. In 2005, LoveFilm experts recognized the ten-minute chase scene as the best in the history of cinema, a similar rating was recorded by the film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Two Ford Mustang GTs were shot in the Bullitt film – one sports car was considered destroyed, but was found at a Mexican dump three years ago, the second was sold to Robert Ross, an employee of Warner Brothers, after which the car changed several owners. In 1977, Frank Bullitt’s actor, actor Steve McQueen, tried to buy this Mustang from a new owner, but he refused.
Since 1974, the owner of the Mustang was Robert Kearnan. Forty-five years ago, a sports car cost an American $ 6,000, which is the equivalent of $ 30,200 in today’s money. The car was used as an everyday means of transportation for several years, until in the early 1980s, the clutch failed with a mileage of 105 thousand kilometers.
For some reason, Kiernan did not change the spare part and put the Mustang in the garage. They decided to reanimate the sports car in 2001, but due to illness the owner of the work was suspended. After the death of Robert Kearnan, the car was inherited by his son Sean. By coincidence, the 1968 Mustang has been preserved almost intact with the maximum number of original parts. Only 6.4-liter V8 underwent a major overhaul.
The auction house Mecum does not name the approximate price of the lot, but, according to independent experts, the hero of the movie “Bullitt” can bring its owner about four million dollars. Bidding will be held next Friday, January 10.